ACHUKA Book of the Day 2 Feb 2021
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 21 Mar 2021
A gripping tale of friendship, courage and the power of being yourself. Cover design by Sandra Dieckmann.
Maggie Blue is an outsider, both at home and at school. She lives with her eccentric aunt Esme, and has no friends other than the irascible Hoagy, a stray cat who can talk to her. When Magge sees Ida, her foe from school, being taken through a window to another world by one of their teachers who has transformed into a wolf, she is determined to save her, whatever the cost. But the dark world is full of danger, a place where happiness is valued above all else, and Maggie discovers that her role is far more important than anyone could have guessed.
After working in publishing, running a small literary magazine, bookselling and very occasional journalism, Anna took a Masters in Scriptwriting at Goldsmiths but instead of doing what she was meant to do after that (ie, write a film or at least a short film) decided to write a novel instead. This is it.