Julia is a novelist for teenagers and young adults. She writes realistic, contemporary stories “about love, birth, death, loss and hope: the really important things in life”. She also writes shorter stories for younger children. She is the Course Director of the specialist creative writing MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.
Bonnie is scavenging on a beach when she finds a battered old row boat. And under the boat, a bare-footed boy-cold, hungry, and in need of help.
The authorities have already been troubling Bonnie and Granda for breaking rules, but how can she leave this boy when he has no-one?
Bonnie does her best to keep the boy hidden from the border guards, but as their suspicions grow, she wonders if it's time to escape the life she's always known. Under cover of darkness they set sail to the 'house of light' in search of a new beginning, and a sense of hope.
Imagine a tiny island far out in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. On some days, you can hardly see where the sea ends and the land begins, everything merged in a blue-grey mist of sea spray and wind-blown sand. There is nothing between here and America. I say nothing, but what I mean, of course, is nothing but ocean. And about sixty-five kilometres out to sea, one last remote outcrop of islands and sea stacks, with the highest sea cliffs anywhere in the UK-St Kilda. Distant, desolate, and difficult to reach. The islands at the edge of the world . . .
This is our place and we'll fight to save it!
A summer spent in the place Noah and his friends call the Wilderness, is a summer spent making dens, sleeping under the stars, and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. It's freedom. Until one day their Wilderness is sold and set for development and their dens torn down to make way for houses. For Noah and his friends this means war and they'll do anything to stop the Wilderness being destroyed.
As the snow starts to fall on a winter's night, a young arctic fox heads out to find food for her little brother, a stone hare is brought to life by moonlight magic and a brave zebra saves Santa's sleigh ride, just in time for Christmas. A delightful anthology of animal stories that makes perfect bedtime reading. Snuggle up with your little ones and share these sweet stories before they go to sleep.
"I just loved this story. It's tender and absorbing and truthful and it will appeal to a wide range of readers, especially the thoughtful, sensitive ones" - The BookBag
Review for TILLY'S MIDNIGHT FOX:
"Resonating with a timeless, magical feel, and with echoes of classics like Tom’s Midnight Garden, Green writes of family secrets and wild foxes in this outstanding novel for younger readers" - Fiona Noble; The Bookseller.