The Thief Who Sang Storms

The Thief Who Sang Storms

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"A timely quest infused with magic." The Times, Children's Book of the Week

The hugely-anticipated, brand-new fairytale adventure from Sophie Anderson, the bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs.

The Island of Morovia is shaped like a broken heart. The humans live on one side of the island, and the alkonosts - the bird-people - live on the other. But it wasn't always this way...

Linnet wishes she could sing magic. But magic is forbidden and she has been banished with her father to the Mournful Swamp. She misses her old life, and dreams of reuniting with her friends.

When her father is captured for taking a precious jewel, Linnet must set out on a treacherous journey. Travelling through alligator pools and sinking sands with new friends, she learns how to be brave, and discovers something even more powerful than singing magic. Something that could save her father, and heal the broken heart of her island once more...

With themes of grief, trust, love, and that we have more in common than that which divides us, this is a heartfelt book filled with adventure and stunning storytelling from bestselling Sophie Anderson.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 343g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474979068
  • 9781474979061
  • 4,385

Review quote

A timely quest infused with magic * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * A delicately drawn fantasy about finding bravery in the unlikeliest of places. * The i * This powerful tale based on Russian folklore tackles issues of prejudice, fear, loyalty and death with a poetic and evocative sensitivity...Richly imaginative, with an important message about cooperation and harmony. * Daily Mail * Themes of division, community and kindness are woven into a spellbinding adventure from one of my favourite contemporary children's writers. * The Bookseller * A story of the dangers of division and the world-saving power of unity, with her fourth novel Anderson cements her place as one of my all-time favourite storytellers. * Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars *
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About Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson was born in Swansea, and now lives in the Lake District with her family. Her writing is most often inspired by folk and fairy stories, especially the Slavic tales her Prussian grandmother told her when she was young.

Across her bestselling novels, Sophie has won the Independent Bookshop Book of the Year Award and the Wales Book of the Year Award, and been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the British Book Awards' Children's Fiction Book of the Year, the Andersen Prize, and the Branford Boase Award.

Sophie's books have been translated into over twenty languages, and The House with Chicken Legs is being adapted for stage by Les Enfants Terribles.
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Rating details

117 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 50% (58)
4 33% (39)
3 13% (15)
2 3% (4)
1 1% (1)
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