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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781783447985
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $17.99

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend


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A funny and sweet story about friendship and fallouts with a difference. It's 2099, and Lyla lives in a world of robocats and flying sweets. When a new girl arrives from the Moon colony, she steals Lyla's best friend . . .

It’s 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla’s problems lead her into unexpected adventures . . .

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781783447985
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca grew up in Bolton, and studied fashion due to a love of fashion illustration. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being an classroom assistant in a primary school. Once her own children had started school, Rebecca began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and had her first picture books commissioned at the end of the course. Rebecca's work is inspired by her own childhood and her children's lives. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.

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Praise for A Moon Girl Stole My Friend

“...a sweet illustrated story of friendship and fallouts with a futuristic twist.”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Rebecca Patterson's A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is superb...Patterson's deft illustrations and keen understanding of playground dynamics give it considerable child-appeal.”

Guardian

“Full of humour... a really good story for newly confident readers.”

Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids

“Inventive, laced with humour...”

The Book Trust

“Rebecca Patterson uses a sci-fi setting to breathe new life into school drama in this funny and touching story.”

Scotsman

“This is a fantastic junior fiction debut, just watch out for those moon girls!”

Askews and Holts Children’s Newsletter


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