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Head of Zeus
The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle
04 Feb 2021 * PAPERBACK * £6.99 * 9781838935696

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. A world of characters and adventures to inspire conservation and inventive ways to recycle.

Fiction / YFC (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 144 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm Illus: 120 integrated b&w
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Also in The Tindims of Rubbish Island series
The Tindims and the Turtle TangleThe Tindims of Rubbish Island, 2by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Lydia Corry

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle.

On the Tindims' island home, Bottle Mountain is growing terrifyingly tall with rubbish. So tall that one night it breaks away. Across the ocean, a boy discovers Bottle Mountain bobbing by the seashore. For the first time ever the Tindims are discovered and get to meet the Long Legs and Little Legs. Can the Tindims and the humans help each other to save the planet?

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

Sally Gardner gained a first class degree at a leading London art college and became a successful theatre costume designer before illustrating and writing books. Her debut novel, I, Coriander won the Nestle Gold Award and she is also a Costa and Carnegie prize-winner. Her books have been translated all over the world and have sold over two million copies. Find Sally online at, or on Twitter @TheSallyGardner.
Lydia Corry graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Her publishing debut was Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror (Zephyr, 2019) She lives with her family in Hastings. Find Lydia on Instagram @lydiacorryillustrations and her website

A mother and daughter team who bring a dynamic creative force to children's books, filling a gap in the market for young readers (5-8).

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with art on every page. Hidden blue bug for visual stimulation and to encourage reading.

A powerful commercial brand and a lightly worn but important conservation message (merchandising and TV potential).

CBMC: B3N79.

MARKET: Sally Gardner's Magical Children series; The Borrowers; What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French; Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford.

'Combining eccentric characters, short chapters and lively illustrations, this delightful new series is ideal for confident, independent readers. Full of joy and laughter, this quirky adventure also carries an important environmental message about waste, pollution and recycling' BookTrust Great Books Guide 2021

'Children will love them and their recycled world, and these stories are beautifully accessible and perfectly illustrated by Lydia Corry' LoveReading4Kids

'A heart-warming adventure with some wonderful surprises along the way. A must read for any Tindims fans!' VIP Reading

'Pacy, with fun characters and gorgeous black and white illustrations this story cleverly weaves ecological themes into an action-packed adventure' City Kids Magazine

This book reminds me of the Borrowers from my childhood; a group of tiny characters making use of plastic and other rubbish cast adrift into the sea by the Longlegs... A great read for any aspiring young conservationist and a fabulous 'hook-book' for any KS1 environmental topic in school' ReadingZone

'Gardner remains the patron saint of the reluctant reader' Daily Telegraph.
'An idiosyncratic genius' The Times.
'Slightly older fairytale fans will relish Lydia Corry's delicious pictures'
Guardian, on Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

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