To celebrate Children’s Book Week each year we hold a kids’ story-writing competition. There are Farrells book vouchers up for grabs as prizes and winning entries are published on our website. Only entries within the word limits will be buried light beau taplin pdf, so practice your editing skills!
In all groups, limits of one individual entry and one collaborative entry per person. Hard copy entries can be dropped in our competition box in store. Winners announced in store Saturday 18 August. So what will you write about? Think about some favourite books you love to read and see if you can create something similar. Ask your school librarian or teacher for some ideas. We can’t wait to see what wonderful creative stories you share with us.
Tim Winton Jaxie dreads going home. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely.
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Jenny Ackland As a child, trapped in the savage act of growing up, Olive had sensed she was at the middle of something, so close to the nucleus she could almost touch it with her tongue. But like looking at her own nose for too long, everything became blurry and she had to pull away. She’d reached for happiness as a child not yet knowing that the memories she was concocting would become deceptive.
That memories get you where they want you not the other way around. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever. Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is sure to win your heart. Now a major film coming in April 2018, starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.
Heather Morris Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them.
Sarah Winman It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. Holly Ringland After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family’s story. Robert Hillman Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure.