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Katherine Rundell was born in Kent and grew up in London, Zimbabwe and Belgium, and since 2008 has been a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her books for children include The Girl Savage, Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer, a picture book illustrated by Emily Sutton, One Christmas Wish and The Good Thieves. She has also written a book for adults, Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has won, among others, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in America, the Andersen Prize in Italy and Le Prix Sorcieres in France.
Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten. - The Observer
An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand. - Jacqueline Wilson on The Good Thieves
First published online to comfort, inspire and entertain children during lockdown, Katherine Rundell's collection of over 100 works from the best authors and illustrators of children's books has been read by almost half a million people. A donation from the sale of each book will go to NHS Charities Together
Rudyard Kipling's enduring classic The Jungle Book is retold for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Costa Children's Book Award winner, Katherine Rundell. Now in a gorgeous paperback edition, with colour illustrations throughout by Kristjana S Williams, illustrator of The Wonder Garden.
Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. For lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of schoolgirls.