September children's chapter book of the month - The Windvale Sprites - Mackenzie Crook

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Sep-12 19:06:32

Kicking off this brand new slot we're delighted to announce The Windvale Sprites by Mackenzie Crook as September's children's chapter book of the month.

Beautifully illustrated throughout by Mackenzie Crook's own illustrations, The Windvale Sprites tells the story of Asa, who wakes up after a storm to find that his town is almost unrecognisable. Amongst the debris in his back garden he finds the body of a small winged creature. A creature that looks very like a fairy. Asa sets out to find out whether fairies really do exists - a journey that leads him to discover much more than he'd anticipated...

Described by The Times' Nicolette Jones as '..a charming, finely produced little treasure, told with clarity, wit and lightness', we think this debut novel is a worthy choice for September's chapter book of the month. To find out more about the novel and author and how to enter the draw to win one of fifty copies of the book, visit the Chapter book of the month page. If you are one of the lucky winners, do let us know what you and your kids think by posting on this thread.

OldBeanbagz Mon 11-Mar-13 12:27:05

Received another signed copy of The Windvale Sprites on Saturday shock

So that's two copies of Operation Bunny and two copies of Windvale Sprites so far. I hope no one is missing out because of this.

<checks for more books in today's post>

Eirwen Mon 11-Mar-13 10:54:45

At long last, my copy arrived on Saturday morning, 9th March. Although my daughter hadn't forgotten about it, it had slipped to the back of her mind. She was absolutely delighted when I handed her "The Windvale Sprites" signed by Mackenzie Crook himself. She's a big fan of his and the look on her face was worth the long wait for the book!
Hope that gazzalw and the others have all received their books too. Thanks to Mumsnet and Faber & Faber for allowing us this opportunity!

gazzalw Sat 08-Dec-12 09:06:43

Thanks TooManyQualityStreet!

Like i said i finally got mine just when i'd given up all hope so hang on in there smile

gazzalw Thu 06-Dec-12 17:18:06

Did anyone get their signed copy in the end - still waiting...

Beanbagz Mon 03-Dec-12 17:37:24

Post NOT port!

Beanbagz Mon 03-Dec-12 17:36:54

The Windvale Sprites finally turned up in the port on Friday!

It's been so long that my DD has forgotten about it so i might just pop it in with her birthday presents next week grin

gazzalw Thu 01-Nov-12 17:26:30

Yes, we ended up with a second copy of Operation Bunny too sad - obviously the gremlins have been at work or maybe it's Father Christmas's curse wink

Firewall Thu 01-Nov-12 16:32:18

I still haven't received one... Or a operation bunny book either sad

Beanbagz Tue 30-Oct-12 12:14:38

dinkystinky - I received a second copy of Operation Bunny in the post last Wednesday confused

Still no copy of The Windvale Sprites though sad

dinkystinky Fri 26-Oct-12 12:18:48

Beanbagz - I got a copy of operation bunny in the post yesterday too. V confused confused

Eirwen Thu 18-Oct-12 09:09:22

What super answers! My daughter was thrilled that Mackenzie had replied to both her questions and absolutely delighted that she will be receiving a signed copy of the book. Not only is he a talented actor, author and illustrator - it sounds as if he is a wonderful father too! Thanks, Mumsnet, for giving us the chance to ask him questions and get to know him a little better. Most enjoyable.

Beanbagz Wed 17-Oct-12 13:14:36

Receievd an email yesterday and was absolutely thrilled to have won a signed copy of The Windvale Sprites.

Imagine my shock when i got a copy of Operation Bunny is the post today!

dinkystinky Wed 17-Oct-12 12:26:09

Got my email and loved Mackenzie's answers - so looking forward to the sequel!

Firewall Tue 16-Oct-12 15:42:11

Haha! Loved reading the Q&A.

Thanks for answering my question. YOU ARE AMAZING. That is all. :D

Prarieflower Tue 16-Oct-12 13:38:55

Wow,just received my e-mail,my boys are going to be thrilled.Many thanks!

Really enjoyed reading Mackenzie's Q&A,thank you for answering our question.

aristocat Tue 16-Oct-12 13:15:19

thanks woweee have just seen Mackenzies answers and I like him even more than before. Thank you for a super book which we will treasure.

gazzalw Tue 16-Oct-12 13:14:10

Ha, what a card! Thank you for answering my questions Mackenzie and will look forward to your next book! All the best!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 12:55:56

You can read the answers to your Qs from Mackenzie Crook, where you can also see a video of him talking about The Windvale Sprites.

Congratulations to all those whose questions were answered. Each will receive a signed copy of the Windvale Sprites. We'll be contacting you by PM with more information. Huge thanks to Mackenzie for his answers which made us chuckle...

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 13:43:20

Thanks for the questions and comments. We've sent a selection of ten questions over to Mackenzie and will be posting his answers up within the next couple of weeks. If your question is answered you will win a signed copy of The Windvale Sprites.

We'll be announcing October's chapter book of the month tomorrow along with the details of how to access your free copy so watch this space.

Firewall Mon 01-Oct-12 12:54:28

We love your book and would love to know what inspired you to write a children's book? Is it something you've always wanted to do?

dinkystinky Fri 28-Sep-12 10:08:19

I edited that bit out about FC Thisthread - the tooth fairy I left in (as DS thinks its a tooth mouse anyway!)

thisthreadwilloutme Fri 28-Sep-12 09:55:36

We are reading it to my 5 year old daughter. She loves it, but word of warning it mentions that Father Christmas and fairies are not real! We missed that bit out but some older kids who still believe might have their bubble burst.

dinkystinky Tue 25-Sep-12 16:38:20

I'm reading it to my 6 year old older son - he's enjoying it but asked me where you got the idea from (he's convinced sprites are real)?

rose49petter Fri 21-Sep-12 06:38:42

Some Author considers their book as an adult. Reader after reading it doesn't feel it’s an adult. Because they feel the content present in the book are about real life, they are not that much of an adult.

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