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A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion A COSTA 2012 BOOK AWARD WINNER A boy, a friendship, a lie and some hard choices. The Motherland is a world in which individuality and difference are crushed but Standish Treadwell won't be subdued. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible t to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.
At a young age, Sally Gardner was branded 'unteachable' and was sent to various schools, until she was eventually diagnosed at the age of twelve as being severely dyslexic. Sally is now an avid spokesperson for dyslexia; she sees it as a gift, not a disability, and is passionately trying to change how dyslexics are perceived by society. Her first full-length novel, I, CORIANDER, won the Nestle Book Prize Gold Award in 2005. THE RED NECKLACE was shortlisted for the Guardian Book Prize in 2007. Her most recent book, MAGGOT MOON, won it's category in the 2012 Costa Book Awards. Follow Sally at www.sallygardner.net or on Twitter: @TheSallyGardner
Winner of Carnegie Medal 2013 and Costa Children's Book Award 2012.