Fresh from winning the Costa Children’s Award, Sally is here to talk about her acclaimed work for children and young adults including her hilariously inventive Wings and Co. fairy detective series (Operation Bunny and Three Pickled Herrings), brimming with wit, mystery and magic.
Come along and find out how Sally came up with her heroine Emily Vole, not to mention the fairies themselves and their wicked fairy-snatching nemesis, Harpella.
Sally Gardner has severe dyslexia, and didn’t learn to read until she was 14. But she did very well in art college and then in drama college, and worked as a theatre designer before turning to illustration and writing. Amongst her other books for middle readers are The Magical Children series (Boy with the Lightning Feet, The Invisible Boy, The Strongest Girl in The World, The Boy Who Could Fly, The Smallest Girl Ever, The Boy with The Magic Numbers) and Lucy Willow. Suitable for ages 7+