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Gill Lewis

  • 5 stars across 39 books
    After realising her childhood dream of becoming a vet, Gill worked in the UK and overseas, everywhere from Africa to the Arctic. Gill’s books for children have published to critical acclaim and have been translated into many languages. Lewis won the Little Rebels Award in 2015 for Scarlet Ibis, won the prestigious Environmental Prize for Children's Literature in Germany for Moon Bear and has twice won the US Green Earth Book Award. 
     
    Gill lives in Somerset with her family and collection of pets including dogs, chickens and a rescued Shetland pony. You can usually find her in her tree house dreaming up new stories, with a cup of coffee and a plate of biscuits, in the company of squirrels.

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    7th February 2019

    The Closest Thing to Flying

    Present day: Semira doesn't know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, bro... More

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    24th February 2022

    Song of the River

    Times are tough for Cari and her mum. A violent storm has flooded the valley where they live, destroying their home an... More

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    5th January 2012

    Sky Hawk

    When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from t... More

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    6th August 2020

    Willow Wildthing and the Dragon's Egg

    In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story... More

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    11th March 2021

    Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star

    In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story... More

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    4th February 2016

    Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship

    Pip the labrador puppy is learning the skills he needs to be an assistance dog for Kayla, a young girl in a wheelchair. ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd July 2015

    Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief

    Puppies to the rescue! From animal expert Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun new series introducing young readers to a t... More

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    4th February 2021

    Swan Song

    Excluded from school, Dylan is forced to move to a tiny village in Wales where his grandad lives. With no Xbox or... More

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    1st October 2015

    Puppy Academy: Star on Stormy Mountain

    Puppies to the rescue! From award-winning author Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun series introducing young readers to ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    5th October 2017

    Sky Dancer

    Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, ever... More

    (3 reviews)
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