Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs is the first adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern heroine with doodles on her trainers and unstoppable determination.
Can you imagine never being allowed to play outside, dear reader? How about sleeping in a wardrobe every night? That's what life is like for Elspeth Hart.
Ever since her parents were tragically washed away in a flood, poor Elspeth has been forced to live with her disgusting aunt, Miss Crabb, in the attic of the Pandora Pants School for Show-offs. Elspeth spends her days sweeping up mouse droppings, washing filthy pots and dodging Tatiana Firensky, the most horrible show-off of all.
But what Elspeth doesn't know is that things are about to change...
A fast-paced and funny story from a fresh new voice in children's fiction, Elspeth Hart's quirky adventures will delight fans of
David Walliams, Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl.
This is Book 1 in the Elspeth Hart Series. See all Elspeth Hart books here.
Sarah Forbes was born in Aberdeen and currently lives in Edinburgh. She used to work on magazines, interviewing pop stars for a living, but now she works as an editor, helping other writers to create their own stories.
James Brown filled in an important careers questionnaire when he was 13 and it told him he was definitely going to be a teacher and an illus
James studied English Literature at Sheffield University and Stockholm University and has an M.Litt in Creative Writing from St Andrews University. James is one of five illustrators to win the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices 2014 competition. Follow James on Twitter @jb_illustrates.More about James Brown