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Bird Girl

Maudie Smith

9 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Fiction, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

A magical story about following your dreams - perfect for fans of Holly Webb.

Pink-haired Finch Field has always felt different. She dreams of flying - not in a plane, but swimming through the sky like a bird. Her classmates laugh, and call her Dream Bird. But when Finch goes to stay with her beloved Granny Field for the summer, she finds herself face-to-face with a monster intent on stealing people's dreams. Finch must find a way to believe her own dreams can come true if she is to save the dreams of everyone in Sunview on Sea.

A story full of magic, fantasy and friendship, perfect for younger readers of Jacqueline Wilson and Holly Webb.

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Praise for Bird Girl

  • A little like Pippi Longstocking meets Dodie Smith ... with a sprinkle of Jacqueline Wilson-esque social commentary thrown in for good measure. I really enjoyed this. It's got a certain, almost old-fashioned, charm to it - DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK on Opal Moonbaby

  • A touching story, deliciously tinged with magic. - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids, on Opal Moonbaby and the Best Friend Project

  • Now - I want you to remember the name of Opal Moonbaby - she's a brilliant comic creation ... Opal sparkles and she's totally original. I loved her. And Maudie Smith gives us a great story too. She's pitch-perfect on the way that girls in this age group act - THE BOOKBAG on Opal Moonbaby

  • Endlessly inventive - Piers Torday, author of THE LAST WILD, on THE CAKE, THE WOLF AND THE WITCH

  • You can't put down this brilliant, magical and hilarious book - I had to read it again. [Opal Moonbaby is a] very well written story about aliens, friendships and challenges. Opal, Martha and Robbie are very good characters because of their great sense of humour when things aren't always that easy. I have read this book a lot of times and it never gets boring - Joe Duval Smith, aged 10 on Opal Moonbaby

  • You can't put down this brilliant, magical and hilarious book - I had to read it again. [OPAL MOONBABY is a] very well written story about aliens, friendships and challenges. Opal, Martha and Robbie are very good characters because of their great sense of humour when things aren't always that easy. I have read this book a lot of times and it never gets boring - Joe Duval Smith, aged 10 on OPAL MOONBABY

  • A little like Pippi Longstocking meets Dodie Smith ... with a sprinkle of Jacqueline Wilson-esque social commentary thrown in for good measure. I really enjoyed this. It's got a certain, almost old-fashioned, charm to it - DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK on OPAL MOONBABY

  • Now - I want you to remember the name of Opal Moonbaby - she's a brilliant comic creation ... Opal sparkles and she's totally original. I loved her. And Maudie Smith gives us a great story too. She's pitch-perfect on the way that girls in this age group act - THE BOOKBAG on OPAL MOONBABY

  • A touching story, deliciously tinged with magic. - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids, on OPAL MOONBABY AND THE BEST FRIEND PROJECT

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Maudie Smith

Maudie Smith began her career as an actor. She spent years perching on scenery in the back of a van, while touring with a small-scale theatre company. In children's theatre, she played well-known characters such as Piglet and the Snow Queen. She co-devised many of the plays in which she performed and has written lyrics for musicals, cabaret and a libretto. She recently graduated from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. Maudie lives in a village near Bath with her screenwriter husband, two daughters, two cats, two chickens and far too many stick insects.

Visit her website http://www.maudiesmith.co.uk/ and follow her on Twitter @MaudieSmith