Branford Boase Award (2013) Shortlist Announced!


I’m VERY EXCITED that ‘A Hen in the Wardrobe’  has been included on this lovely shortlist – announced today in The Telegraph.

Here’s the blurb:

Ramzi’s dad is acting very strangely. He’s sleepwalking because he’s homesick for his native Algeria. So Ramzi, Dad and Mum go back to Dad’s Berber village in the desert region of North Africa, and Ramzi meets his Berber grandmother and cousins. But can Ramzi help his dad and what will happen when they get back home again?

And here’s what the judges said:

“There’s not a wasted word… ideal for younger readers, and with a sense of humanity, reality and joy unusual in books for this age group”

Thank you judges!