Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput is an exhilarating adventure filled with cunning escape plans, evil clockmakers and very talkative parrots. Join Lily as she travels over rooftops, down chimneys and into chocolate shops on a journey to find the one place in the world where she belongs . . . Home.

'An undertaking of which Swift himself would have approved' Irish Times

'Spirited and clever tribute to the original' Daily Mail


Sam Gayton lives in South London.
In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University. His first book is 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).


Spirited and clever tribute to the original

Daily Mail

Unlimited storytelling inventiveness . . . Swift himself would have approved.

Irish Times

Sam Gayton brings a lively cast — including a boy rescuer, a chatty parrot and a kind chocolate-shop owner — to the appealing scenario of a tiny person in a giant world.

Sunday Times

Lovely old-fashioned storytelling… this beautifully illustrated book will appeal widely


Exuberant and imaginative use of language, page-turningly exciting… A very covetable book.

Reading Zone

Don’t miss this book. It really is something rather special.

The Bookbag

This magical novel with its indomitable heroine offers 8+ readers an enthralling experience . . . An excellent addition to this genre

The School Librarian

Accessible and fun


Promises more of Gayton’s inventive and fantastic storytelling

The Bookseller

Exciting read. Successfully transposed into a story for teenagers.

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