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  • 5 stars across 3 books
    Ali Standish was raised in North Carolina. She has a BA in English and worked as a teacher and programme administrator in the US Public School system for four years. While teaching, she began an MFA in Children's Writing from Hollins University, from where she will graduate in May. In 2014 she moved to the UK with her Finnish fiance. She currently lives in Cambridge, England, where she writes, edits and studies books for children. She also works as a part-time editor at Working Partners. As a teacher, Ali worked with many children who had suffered a loss or trauma and who often turned to stories to help them navigate their grief. THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE was born from those experiences.
    4th April 2019

    The Climbers

    Lonely Alma longs to explore the lush forest beyond her narrow town, but her uncle has told her it's full of fearsome be... More

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    18th April 2019

    The Secret Summer

    Discover an island of buried secrets ... A captivating coming-of-age story from the Carnegie-nominated author of The... More

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    29th June 2017

    The Ethan I Was Before

    My dare. My friend. My fault. Uplifting and unpredictable, this poignant debut middle-grade novel is a class... More

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      This book is incredible! We loved reading it with our friends during story time in class. We loved meeting the different animals that are in the book....

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      I thought this book was really good. I finished it quite quickly and thought the story was really entertaining. I liked the plot-twist at the end, and...

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      The Climbers

      The Climbers by Ali Standish is one of those books I am really glad I brought.

       Alma lives with her strict uncle in a town close to a jungle she lo...

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