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Vashti Hardy

  • 5 stars across 15 books

     Vashti Hardy was a primary school teacher for several years and has always had a keen interest in children's writing, leading to her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. Vashti is an alumni member and writing buddy of The Golden Egg Academy, and her books Brightstorm and the award-winning Wildspark are critically acclaimed. Vashti lives near Brighton in Sussex.



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    1st March 2018

    Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure

    Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2019 A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set you... More

    (48 reviews)
    2nd May 2019

    Wildspark: A Ghost Machine Adventure

    Winner of the Blue Peter Award 2020. A mind-bending adventure from the author of Brightstorm! A year a... More

    (21 reviews)
    1st October 2020

    The Griffin Gate

    "Warden Griffin at your service. Can I ask if you've seen a monster in the area ...?" Grace's family ar... More

    (16 reviews)
    6th February 2020

    Darkwhispers: A Brightstorm Adventure

    The thrilling sequel to the acclaimed BRIGHTSTORM: A SKY SHIP ADVENTURE. The Brightstorm twins are back for anot... More

    (15 reviews)
    2nd September 2021

    The Puffin Portal

    Grace's family are wardens of the incredible Griffin Map, using its teleport technology to fight crime across Moreland... More

    (11 reviews)
    3rd March 2022

    The Raven Riddle

    Grace's family are wardens of the Griffin map, using its teleport technology to fight crime across Moreland. And now t... More

    (10 reviews)
    1st July 2021


    A rip-roaring, island-hopping adventure - and unforgettable ecological fable - from the award-winning au... More

    (9 reviews)
    1st April 2021

    Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest

    A highly illustrated fiction series about a determined young inventor, from award-winning author Vashti ... More

    (9 reviews)
    6th January 2022

    Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon

    Harley Hitch is back with another inventive adventure! When the circus comes to town, Harley's curiosity get th... More

    (6 reviews)
    5th May 2022


    The exciting conclusion to the Brightstorm twins' adventure-packed story! Arthur, Maudie, and the ... More

    (4 reviews)
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