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Maggot Moon

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"Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book" Meg Rosoff

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, one of the lead children's books titles of the Autumn.

ACHUKA is giving away a signed copy.

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From the Press Release:

50% Friendship, 20% Dangerous, 20% Rebellion, 10% Conspiracy

A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion

"Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book" Meg Rosoff

Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner, illustrated by renowned artist Julian Crouch.

When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.

Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

Sally Gardner said: "Maggot Moon is the book I've always wanted to write and Standish has been waiting to be written for years." She has dedicated the book "For you the dreamers, Overlooked at school, Never won prizes, You who will own tomorrow."

Look out for Maggot Moon Multi-touch iBook available from the Apple iBook store in September. Packed full of interactive content including video interviews with Sally, extracts from the audio book, animated page sequences (see what a page looks like to some dyslexics), dyslexia examples, political talking points and much, much more, this edition is perfect for anyone who wants to ask questions about the world around them.

For more information about the book and the iBook and to view some of the interactive content go to

Sally Gardner grew up amongst the drama of London's law courts, as both her parents were lawyers. Having been branded 'unteachable' by some and sent to various schools, Sally was eventually diagnosed at the age of twelve as being severely dyslexic. Sally is now an avid spokesperson for dyslexia; she sees it a gift, not a disability, and is passionately trying to change how dyslexics are perceived by society.

Sally published her first book in 1993, thus beginning her illustrious career as a writer-illustrator to great international acclaim. The Countess's Calamity won the Smarties Prize in 2003. Her first full-length novel, and a turning point in Sally's career, was I, Coriander which won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in 2005. Her next novel The Red Necklace was shortlisted for the Guardian Book Prize in 2007 and The Double Shadow was hailed as 'an astonishing departure for a writer who has found a new and very distinctive voice'. This year her stunning new work Maggot Moon is released with Hot Key Books. Sally lives in London.

Find out more about Sally at, follow her on Twitter @TheSallyGardner and 'like' her Sally Gardner Author page on Facebook to keep up to date.

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