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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."
A Glasshouse of Stars (2021)
Shirley Marr
"A Glasshouse of Stars is a rare and beautiful masterpiece; deeply heartfelt, dreamily magical, and glitteringly hopeful. I adored it!"
Twitch (2021)
M G Leonard
"Glorious! Full of excitement and wonder!"
Midnight in Everwood (2021)
M A Kuzniar
"Deliciously dangerous and darkly enchanting."
Uki and the Ghostburrow (2021)
(Five Realms, book 6)
Kieran Larwood
"Storytelling perfection."
The Chime Seekers (2021)
Ross Montgomery
"A deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative, folklore-filled tale from a hugely talented and accomplished storyteller."
Wilder than Midnight (2022)
Cerrie Burnell
"Wilder than Midnight is my new favourite fairy tale adventure; magnificent as a starry sky, and guaranteed to bring beauty, magic and joy into the hearts of all who read it."
The Good Turn (2022)
Sharna Jackson
"An intriguing mystery adventure with bold and brilliant characters, and heartfelt themes of family, friendship and good intentions."
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun (2022)
(Onyeka, book 1)
Tọlá Okogwu
"Brilliant characters, action-packed plot, heartfelt themes of identity, family and friendship. A DAZZLING story about finding your power."

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