Monday, 29 June 2009

Glister: The Faerie Host



















Out 4th January 2010
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1406320501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406320503
This is the third book in a delightfully quirky and funny series for girls told in comic-strip and featuring Glister Butterworth - girl-magnet for the weird and unusual. It is coming up to Halloween and already Glister's father is bustling around getting ready for Christmas! The Butterworths are putting up decorations for the tree and making preparations for the big day, but Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. She is determined to find her mum and solve the mystery of her disappearance. However, boundary changes in the area mean Faerieland and Whixleyshire's borders now meet right outside Glister's front door. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. This book comes with fun instructions to make your own Faerie Head from an apple and create and play your own game of Glister Flickers. At the end of the book, there is a short comic introducing readers to the next story in the series, "Glister: The Family Tree". Glister is a compelling little female heroine who will find fans in new readers as well as the many followers of Andi Watson too.

Amazon entry here

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Glister: The Family Tree

Out March 1st 2010
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 140632051X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406320510
This is the fourth book in this delightfully quirky and funny series for girls told in comic-strip and featuring Glister Butterworth - girl-magnet for the weird and unusual. Glister and her father live at Chilblain Hall - home to an orchard with a remarkable collection of trees. Not least, the very special Butterworth Tree. It is said that when the Butterworth Tree blooms, a bumper crop of Butterworth relatives from past, present and future will fall. Of course, Glister longs to have a big family and dreams of cosseting aunts and devoted uncles, hoping upon hope that the tree may even bear fruit of the famed Butterworth Giant...Then, one day, her dream finally comes true. Indeed, a bumper crop of relatives does fall, but they are not so keen on playing Happy Families and soon Glister needs a swift and effective plan to stop the Butterworths from pulling themselves and Chilblain Hall apart, with quite astonishing results! Glister is a charming and eccentric, resourceful and intelligent little female heroine who will find fans in new readers as well as the many followers of Andi Watson too. Andi's distinctive illustration style, his fresh take on fairytale storytelling, and his imaginative design and layout, make the "Glister" series of books standout works of illustrated fiction.

Amazon entry here

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