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Hercufleas

By Sam Gayton
Illustrated by Peter Cottrill

A wildly inventive tale filled with adventure, humour and lots of fleas. You'll be itching to read on. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2016 Winner of the West Sussex Children's Story Book Award

Greta is a girl on a mission: to venture to Avalon and bring back a hero who can save her home from destruction by the monstrous giant Yuk. Many heroes have tried before now. Many have failed. What Greta needs is a hero whose courage and self-belief are greater than himself. She needs Hercufleas. The only problem: he is a flea, no bigger than a raisin. But the smallest person might just have the biggest effect . . .

  • Hercufleas won the West Sussex Children's Story Award 2016 and was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2016
  • Rights for Sam Gayton's previous titles, The Snow Merchant and Lilliput, have sold in five territories including USA and Germany. Audio has been sold for both.
  • A highly imaginative story from the mind of Sam Gayton, filled with magic and inspiration

About the author

Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

About the illustrator

Peter Cottrill was born in Liverpool and loved art from an early age. After a string of different jobs, he began illustrating books and has had two picture books published. Alongside illustrating, Peter now teaches at a college in London and practices Shiatsu.

ISBN: 9781849396363
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 2, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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