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Francesca Gibbons

  • 5 stars across 3 books
    Francesca Gibbons worked as a copywriter at a marketing agency before leaving to focus on her career as a children's author. The Shadow Moth  is her debut novel. It was inspired by the gardens she visited as a child, and her love of folklore and monsters. It is the first book in the Clock of Stars trilogy.

    Chris Riddell OBE is an author, an artist, the political cartoonist for the Observer and the illustrator of an extraordinary range of children's books, including titles by Neil Gaiman and J. K. Rowling. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his own books for children, and has won many major prizes, including the Costa Award and an unprecedented three CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.

     
    1st October 2020

    A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

    With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy clas... More

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    14th October 2021

    Beyond the Mountains

    The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020 ... More

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    27th October 2022

    The Greatest Kingdom

    The thrilling third volume in the bestselling middle-grade trilogy, beautifully illustrated throughout ... More

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