Tales of the Weird, the Wild and the Wonderful

By Sophie Willan

Category: Children's

Formats available: Paperback, Ebook

Pages: 226

Publication date: 27/06/17

ISBN-13: 9781909954274

ISBN-10: B073G7W9K9

A FOREWORD BY LEMN SISSAY

Tales of the Weird, the Wild and the Wonderful is the first of its kind: a dazzling collection of short stories, jam-packed with rambunctious characters on daring adventures – written exclusively by Care Leavers for children.

Discover why Franny Georgette Tinkleboom has been travelling around the world in a van that has giant mouse ears… And why Spike, the most mischievous hedgehog in Rivington Pike, keeps wandering off into the dark night… And what happens when you drink a wicked orange potion like Alicia Moonfall…

‘A celebration of what it is to be a fighting spirit in a world, which prefers you to be quiet and get on’ writes Lemn Sissay. ‘The value is inestimable and beyond measure… Enjoy this vital work as a celebration of what it is to be young, creative and empowered’.

Reviews

I've been meeting Sophie throughout her time working with the young adults of the North West. She inspires me like she inspires them. She believes in them. Like Sophie, I was brought up in care. And like Sophie, I'm a care leaver. This is why she has dedicated her time and energy to creating and delivering this inspiring project. She believes that writing and creativity can enrich their lives... I believe in the power of creativity to heal... Stories of Care is a celebration of what it is to be a fighting spirit in a world, which prefers you to be quiet and get on. The value is inestimable and beyond measure. Cinderella was kinship fostered. Superman was adopted. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) was fostered, adopted and orphaned. There are many of us in real life too... Enjoy this vital work as a celebration of what it is to be young, creative and empowered.

- Lemn Sissay

Sophie Willan

In 2015, Sophie Willan took her debut stand-up comedy hour On Record, based on her experiences of growing up in and out of the Care system, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A sell out run and critical acclaim followed, securing Sophie’s place as one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy. ‘An exceptional new talent’ (The Herald ★★★★★) ‘An exciting new force in British comedy’ (London Is Funny ★★★★) ‘Wise, confessional and bloody funny’ (The List ★★★★) In 2016 Sophie turned her focus to a group of Care …