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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.

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post NOT port!

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

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

TooManyQualityStreet Fri 07-Dec-12 10:02:55

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

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

Thanks TooManyQualityStreet!

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!

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>

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