Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle
Recommended for Years 5 and 6
Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens.
After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London.
The Dreamsnatcher is her debut novel and when she's not writing about Moll and Gryff, she also runs her the children's books blog www.moontrug.com.
Heralded as a Top 10 Children’s Book Not to Miss in 2015 by The Bookseller, Abi’s debut novel for 9+ years, The Dreamsnatcher, has taken the children’s book world by storm. Published in February 2015, the Daily Mail have already billed it as being ‘Harry Potter dark magic territory – atmospheric and packed with drama’, The Sunday Times have called it ‘thrilling for 9+ readers’, Waterstones has listed it as a ‘scintillating read’
Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare - the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. The Dreamsnatcher is waiting. He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life. Moll is more important than she knows...The Oracle Bones foretold that she and Gryff, a wildcat that has always been by her side, are the only ones who can fight back against the Dreamsnatcher's dark magic. Suddenly everything is at stake, and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure.
Perfect for fans of J.K. Rowling, Michelle Harrison and Eva Ibbotson.
Join in the fun and feel the magic!
The Dreamsnatcher; The Shadow Keeper, due to be published in Feb 2016.
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