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Sonya Hartnett


Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning author of many novels for teens, including THURSDAY'S CHILD, WHAT THE BIRDS SEE, STRIPES OF SIDESTEP WOLF, THE GHOST'S CHILD, BUTTERFLY and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book SURRENDER. She is also the author of an early chapter book, SADIE AND RATZ, illustrated by Ann James, and three acclaimed middle-grade novels set in times of war: THE SILVER DONKEY, THE MIDNIGHT ZOO and THE CHILDREN OF THE KING. In 2008, Sonya Hartnett was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her body of work. She lives in Australia.

Sonya Hartnett

Books by Sonya Hartnett

written by Sonya Hartnett with illustrations by Andrea Offermann - Animals , Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Magic

When the Germans attack their Romany encampment during World War II, Andrej and his younger brother, Tomas, flee through a ravaged countryside under cover of darkness, guarding a secret bundle. Their journey leads to a bombed-out town, where the boys discover a hidden wonder: a zoo filled with creatures in need of hope. Like Andrej and Tomas, the animals --- wolf and eagle, monkey and bear, lioness and seal, kangaroo and llama --- have stories to share and a mission to reclaim their lives.

by Sonya Hartnett - Children's, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the war, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins.

written by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Don Powers