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Matilda Woods

  • 5 stars across 6 books
Matilda Woods grew up in a small town near Canberra, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a Master's of Social Work and now splits her time between writing middle-grade fiction and working as a youth social worker. She is the author of THE BOY, THE BIRD AND THE COFFIN MAKER, THE GIRL, THE CAT AND THE NAVIGATOR and THE GIRL WHO SAILED THE STARS. She currently lives in Southern Tablelands, the same town where she grew up, with her four chickens, three dogs, two cats and one bird. Penny Neville-Lee was born in Surrey and raised on a diet of Saturday cartoons and MGM musicals. She gained an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art and then turned her hand to illustrating children's books. THE NIGHT TRAIN is her first book.
4th May 2017

The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

  “This luminous tale of loss, love and finding family is threaded through with the power of storytelling,... MoreThe Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

(20 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

The Night Train

A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. With a shrill whistle the Night Train i... MoreThe Night Train

(13 reviews) Review
6th February 2020

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

An enchanting, wintry middle grade adventure for fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Abi Elphinstone. Otto l... MoreOtto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

(5 reviews) Review
1st March 2019

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

An enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean, with stunning art by Anuska Allepuz on every pag... MoreThe Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

(3 reviews) Review
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