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Sophie Anderson

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Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher in several parts of the UK. She wrote textbooks until characters from Slavic fairy tales began appearing in her work.

Sophie has an international family and loves to write stories inspired by different folklores, cultures, and landscapes. Her dream is to create books that help children to explore the world and fall in love with its beautiful diversity.

Now living in the Lake District with her teacher and photographer husband, Sophie enjoys the freedom of home schooling her three children, walking, canoeing, and daydreaming.

Genres: Children's Fiction
Blue Peter Book Award Best Book nominee (2019) : The House With Chicken Legs
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2019) : The House With Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson recommends
A Pinch of Magic (2019)
(Pinch of Magic, book 1)
Michelle Harrison
"Simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly dangers. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayal."
The Viper's Daughter (2020)
(Wolf Brother, book 7)
Michelle Paver
"Viper's Daughter is sharp, striking, and loaded with the wisdom of the deep past. I am in awe of Paver's accomplishment."
The Forest of Stars (2020)
Heather Kassner
"A dark and dazzling tale, glistening with marvels, mysteries and the magic of friendship."

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