'There were three things that marked out Lucy Willow as different. The first was that she lived on a train. The second was that she had a snail called Ernest as a pet. And the third, the most important of all, was that she had green fingers.' It's Lucy's green fingers that save the day when Silverboots McCoy the famous footballer and his girlfriend Blossom B order flowers for their wedding - for Ricky Sparks, who runs the rival garden centre, will stop at nothing to get the contract for himself. Longer and fuller than the Magical Children books, Lucy Willow has all Sally Gardner's soaring imagination, enchanting humour and great heart, and is rich in scenes and characters that readers will adore and always remember.
- 125 x 140 x 23mm | 178g
- 05 Oct 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
'A charming, imaginative story full of memorable characters; delightfully read.' -- Sue Baker PUBLISHING NEWS 'one of her best children's books yet, and this matter-of-fact unabridged reading by Dexter Fletcher will extend its appeal... sit back to enjoy.' -- Christina Hardyment INDEPENDENT
About Sally Gardner
Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London. After the Anna Scher Theatre School and some professional stage roles, Dexter Fletcher landed the part of Babyface in the film of BUGSY MALONE, aged ten. He has starred in PRESS GANG, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, and appeared in Mike Leigh's TOPSY TURVY and Stephen Spielberg's BAND OF BROTHERS. Most recently on television he appeared as the Earl of Leicester in THE VIRGIN QUEEN, and as Tony the concierge in comedy drama HOTEL BABYLON. He has performed in many radio dramas for BBC Radios 3 and 4.