Angela Barrett

Sylvie and the Songman
  • Sylvie and the Songman

  • Sylvie Bartram lives alone with Mr Jackson the dog and her eccentric composer father who invents strange and wonderful musical instruments. One day she returns from school to find a message left in toothpaste on the bathroom mirror; her father has been kidnapped. Later that night, the house is visited by a terrifying apparition - a half-man/half-creature who is searching for something and will not rest until he has found it . . .

    Sylvie uncovers an underground world of magic and evil, and with help from her friends, she must hold off a power that threatens the lives of all beings in the world. The Songman is at large, and is determined to steal music and use it for his own evil ends . . .

    An exhilarating and magical story that will appeal to all readers aged 9-14.

Angela Barrett is one of the most highly acclaimed illustrators in the country. She studied at the Royal College of Art and has illustrated a number of picture books, including a retelling of Anne Frank that has been translated into 12 different languages. Angela has won the Smarties Book Prize and the WHSmith Illustration Award. She lives in central London.


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