The Windvale Sprites
Our September 2012 children's chapter book of the month is The Windvale Sprites by Mackenzie Crook.
When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognisable - trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere.
But among the debris in his back garden, Asa makes an astounding discovery - the body of a small winged creature. A creature that looks very much like a fairy.
Do fairies really exist? Asa embarks on a mission to find out. A mission that leads him to the lost journals of local eccentric Benjamin Tooth who, two hundred years earlier, claimed to have discovered the existence of fairies.
What Asa reads takes him on a secret trip to Windvale Moor, where he discovers much more than he'd hoped to...
Q&A with Mackenzie Crook
We're inviting you to send in questions for Mackenzie Crook before the end of Friday 14 September. We'll select 10 questions and send them over to Mackenzie to answer. His answers will be published and linked to from the discussion thread before the end of the month. If your question is answered you will receive a signed copy of The Windvale Sprites.
About the author
Mackenzie Crook's debut children's novel is an utterly unforgettable story full of charm and humour, containing his own beautiful illustrations. The Windvale Sprites is certain to be a treasured gift for any book-loving child.
Mackenzie Crook is a hugely diverse actor who has played a wide variety of roles, from Ragetti in the record-smashing, swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean films, to Gareth in The Office and the critically acclaimed Konstantin in the Royal Court's version of The Seagull.
Find out more about Mackenzie Crook here.
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