Children's book giveaway: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

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Are your kids always looking for something new to read? Our book giveaways are a great way for them to discover new favourites. This week it's The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (for ages 9+) - apply for one of 30 free copies below.

This giveaway is sponsored by Walker Books.


About the book

"Here's writing and illustration in perfect partnership, making a remarkable book. Astonishing!" Michael Morpurgo

It's December 1941 and World War II is raging. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there, she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared with anyone, even her friend Anna. But she'll tell you - there are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill.

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is an exceptional and moving novel about the power of stories and the imagination. With exquisite illustrations by Levi Pinfold, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, it has all the makings of a modern classic.




About the illustrator

Levi Pinfold has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. Recently he has worked as an illustrator on a variety of projects, including his own picture books: Greenling, The Django and Black Dog, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2013. He lives in New South Wales, Australia. He enjoys reading, painting and larks. 


Credit Kristi Hedberg Photography


About the author 

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookshop in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in the USA. She is the author of several acclaimed YA books, including a New York Times bestseller. The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is her debut novel for younger readers. She now lives and writes on a historic farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats and a dog.


Book giveaway

We've got 30 copies of The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. This giveaway ends on 17 October.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion  - anyone who has read The Secret Horses of Briar Hill can post their feedback (and you can buy a copy now). 

Everyone who posts on the thread before 29 November will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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