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The Tiger Who Sleeps Under My Chair
02 Feb 2023 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781803289809

A dual-timeline novel set in contemporary and Victorian England along Mary Anning's Jurassic coast, about two generations of a family and a secret finally come to light. For 9+

Fiction / YFB (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 320 pages  Illus: 50 integrated b&w
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The Tiger Who Sleeps Under My Chairby Hannah Foley

Steeped in the natural history of Mary Anning's Jurassic Coast, a powerful dual-timeline story about friendship, mental health and hidden stories.

Emma Linden dreams of following in the footsteps of the famous fossil-hunter, Mary Anning. But when her brother James becomes obsessed with a tiger at the museum, Emma's world begins to spiral...

After Rosie falls ill, she discovers family secrets buried like layers of rock in the Jurassic Coast. With her new friend Jude, they must sift the past to find the answers.

A brave and beautifully written story set in contemporary and Victorian times, full of fossils, friendship, hope and healing.

Praise for Hannah Foley:
'A great friendship story, fascinating, intricate and hopeful.' Hilary McKay author of The Skylarks' War
'[An] expansive story about mental health, hidden stories and friendship.' The Bookseller One to Watch
'A bold, courageous and important book.' Sophie Kirtley author of The Wild Way Home

Hannah Foley grew up in Devon, surrounded by green fields and spare tractor parts. She worked as an illustrator and designer in Scotland, before returning to Devon where she now lives with her three children. She works as a specialist nurse for people with multiple sclerosis and spends her spare time writing, drawing and digging on her allotment. In 2018, she won the Kelpies Prize for her first novel, and she has illustrated two picture books by Vivian French. Twitter/Instagram: @Han_Foley

Publishing to coincide with Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (4-11th Feb 2023).

Authentic depiction of mental health – based on author's experiences working as a district nurse. Taps into debate around children's mental health and wellbeing, empathy and inclusiveness.

Beautifully written classic 9-12 fiction. Sits within popular children's historical fiction market. Mary Anning is the subject of the 2020 Hollywood film AMMONITE, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

'I'm fascinated by hidden stories, those buried deep in a person's heart. Stories of mental illness are often the most hidden and the most in need of being told.' - Hannah Foley.

For 9+ readers.

MARKET: Lucy Strange; Hilary McKay; Natasha Farrant; Emma Carroll.

'A great friendship story, fascinating, intricate and hopeful' Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War

'Beautifully written, powerful and with characters that children will identify with enormously' Jacqui Sydney, World's Smallest Library

'[An] expansive story about mental health, hidden stories and friendship' The Bookseller 'One to Watch'

'A bold, courageous and important book' Sophie Kirtley, author of The Wild Way Home

'A warm and quirky whirlwind of an adventure, full of magical heart' LoveReading4Kids.
'A fast-paced, magical adventure that takes readers to iconic settings in the company of characters who are memorable, endearing, and so much fun!'
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