A beautifully crafted new fairy tale with a dark twist. Be careful what you wish for.
Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty-two languages. Her novel MAGGOT MOON (Hot Key Books) won both the Costa Children's Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal 2013, and was followed by THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE. Sally's genre-defying novel THE DOUBLE SHADOW (Orion) received great critical acclaim and was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2013. THE RED NECKLACE (shortlisted for 2007 Guardian Book Prize) and THE SILVER BLADE are set during the French Revolution, the film rights for which have been purchased by Dominic West. Sally also won the 2005 Nestle Children's Book Prize for her debut novel I, CORIANDER. She is also author of the popular WINGS & CO Fairy Detective Agency Series and TINDER, illustrated by David Roberts (Orion). Most recently she has published a novel for adults, AN ALMOND FOR A PARROT. Follow Sally at www.sallygardner.net or on Twitter: @TheSallyGardner
Rovina Cai is an international award winning illustrator who works across a variety of genres. Her poetic imagery has served as book covers, and as interior art for magazines, novels and picture books. Always up for a challenge, her work has also found some unusual applications, like appearing in a video game promotion, and on illustrated scarves.
Rovina graduated from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognised with gold awards from publications like Spectrum Fantastic Art, and been accepted into juried competitions like the Society of Illustrators annual.