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Abigay’s Farm

Abigay’s Farm is a page-turning story where diverse and multi-generational characters clash over new ideas and the old ways.

For the first time ever, Abigay arrives at her grandparents’ farm, Willowfield, without her twin brother Gabriel. She misses him a lot. To make matters worse, she learns that the farm is in serious financial trouble and Grandpa is losing hope.

In desperation, Abigay comes up with a bold plan. Grandpa is not impressed. Will the mysterious discovery in the barn make a difference? Is Christopher King’s threat real? Will the plan be enough to save Willowfield and their hopes for the future?”

A warm embrace of a story filled with family love amidst the grit and charm of a farm setting

Candy Gourlay, Carnegie Shortlisted Author of Tall Story

Publisher: SilverWood Books, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-80042-133-2 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-80042-188-2 (e-book)

© Images Patrice Aggs

Can be obtained from www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk or from any bookshop.

Abigays-farm-by-odette-elliot

Sammy Goes Flying

Sammy dreams of flying. His older siblings are going on a school trip to an aeroplane museum. But Sammy is too small to go. Then Grandma plans a magical day out just for Sammy.

Publisher: Tamarind Books, 2011
ISBN: 978-184853050 8

Can be obtained from any bookshop.

Sammy goes flying

My Big Brother JJ

It is half term holiday.  Jasmine’s and JJ’s mother has to go to work.  Teenager JJ is in charge.  He thinks of lots of fun things for him and Jasmine to do together.  On the last day they decide to make something for Mum. Will it work?

Publisher: Tamarind Book, September 2009
ISBN: 978-1848530072

Can be obtained from any bookshop.

my big brother jj

Nightingale News: 5 Stories About Our School

Five great stories about five fantastic school kids in Class 1. Featuring Jack, Chantelle, Melodie, Owen and Mustapha. Every day there is something new to do and talk about with their teacher Miss Merryday.

Publisher: Scholastic, 1996
ASIN: B006W6MQFS

Young Hippo School Nightingale News

Under Sammy’s Bed

Sammy’s brother and sisters won’t play with him and his mum is always busy, so he creates a fantasy world under his bed. It turns out to be more exciting and colourful than the real world.

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, 1989
ISBN: 978-0140541861

Under Sammys Bed

Sammy’s Christmas Workshop

Sammy just can’t wait until Christmas day, so why does Christmas Eve seem to be taking so long?

Hardcover
Publisher: Andre Deutsch, September 1992
ISBN: 978-0590 540773

Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic, 1994
ISBN: 978-0590 556859

Sammys Christmas Workshop

Sammy and the Telly

Publisher: Scholastic, 1991
ISBN: 978-0233 986685

Sammy and the Telly