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Abi Elphinstone

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Abi Elphinstone grew up in the wilds of Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and scrambling across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London.

THE DREAMSNATCHER is her debut children's book and when she's not writing about Moll and Gryff in her writing shed at the bottom of the garden, she's off having adventures around the world: hang-gliding over Rio De Janeiro, abseiling into jungle caves, snowmobiling over Icelandic glaciers, motorbiking through Burma...

Abi keeps a catapult in her handbag and if she could have a daemon, it would be a wildcat with attitude.

Genres: Children's Fiction
Anthologies edited
Abi Elphinstone recommends
The Beast On the Broch (2016)
John K. Fulton
"A compelling tale steeped in magic and myth."
Sea (2017)
(Huntress Trilogy, book 1)
Sarah Driver
"Moonsprites. Terrodyls. Beastchatter. The Huntress is a heart-thumpingly brilliant adventure. Paver meets Pullman. A real gem."
The Explorer (2017)
Katherine Rundell
"A magnificent adventure."
The 1,000-year-old Boy (2018)
Ross Welford
"Boasts all the ing redients of a great book: brave kids, bold storytelling and a blistering plot. Full of humour and heart."
The Storm Keeper's Island (2018)
Catherine Doyle
"Flickers with a rare and wonderful magic ... Unforgettable."

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