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The Forest of Moon and Sword

Amy Raphael, August Ro

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Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its heart, for fans of THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS.

Twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the sick, but now the townspeople say she is a witch.

One cloudless night, Art's mother is accused of Witchcraft, arrested, and taken from Scotland to England. Art mounts her horse, taking a sword, a tightrope, and a herbal recipe book, and begins a journey through wild forests to find her mother before summer solstice, using nature's signs and symbols to guide her.

On her journey, Art will discover what sacrifices she will need to make to be reunited with her mother - and to alter the fate of women everywhere. But will she reach her, before it's too late?

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Amy Raphael

Amy Raphael (Author)
AMY RAPHAEL has been writing about popular culture and sport for three decades. As a journalist, Amy has freelanced for all the UK broadsheets as well as magazines such as Elle and Rolling Stone, interviewing over a thousand icons along the way. She has written half a dozen non-fiction books, including Danny Boyle: Creating Wonder and A Seat at the Table: Women on the Frontline of Music. This is her first children's book. She lives in Hove with her daughter and her cat.

August Ro (Illustrator)
August is an illustrator from a small town in the Far East. She specializes in book illustrations, and cozy conversations over a cup (or more) of tea. Inventing stories and telling them in her illustrations is what she truly loves. She considers pure magic that it is possible to tell stories without words and they will be clear to everyone. Her dream is to live in the forest and make friends with deers!

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