Books

His Royal Whiskers

Sam Gayton (and others)

Something bad has happened to Prince Alexander, the only heir to the mighty Petrossian Empire.
Something worse than kidnapping.
Something worse than murder.

Somehow, the Prince has been miraculously transformed into a fluffy-wuffy kitten.

Why has this terrible catastrophe happened?
Who are the boy and girl brewing secret potions down in the palace kitchens?
And how are they possibly going to avoid getting their heads chopped off?

Hercufleas

Sam Gayton (and others)

Greta is a girl on a mission: to venture to Avalon and bring back a hero who can save her home from destruction by the monstrous giant Yuk.
Many heroes have tried before now. Many have failed.
What Greta needs is a hero whose courage and self-belief are greater than himself. She needs Hercufleas.
The only problem: he is a flea, no bigger than a raisin. But the smallest person might just have the biggest effect . . .

The Snow Merchant

Sam Gayton (and others)

This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell.

Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow.

'A tale of self discovery, family and friendship...an inventive and accomplished debut' - Independent on Sunday

'A delightful debut...full of action and invention' - The Sunday Times

'A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman' - TES

Lilliput

Sam Gayton

Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput is an exhilarating adventure filled with cunning escape plans, evil clockmakers and very talkative parrots. Join Lily as she travels over rooftops, down chimneys and into chocolate shops on a journey to find the one place in the world where she belongs . . . Home.

'An undertaking of which Swift himself would have approved' Irish Times

'Spirited and clever tribute to the original' Daily Mail

The Snow Merchant

Sam Gayton

Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night.
The night the Snow Merchant comes.
He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in a mahogany suitcase, he carries his newest invention.
It is an invention that will change Lettie's life - and the world - forever.
It is an invention called snow.

Biography

Sam Gayton (Author)
Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals.