Author(s): Sally Gardner
Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires? Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.
A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in COSTA AWARD winner Sally Gardner's exquisitely written novel inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, THE TINDERBOX, illustrated by David Roberts. Now in paperback for the first time.
Long-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 and Carnegie Medal 2015.
Dazzling and haunting...a dark and deliciously macabre read with an unexpected twist The Best New Children's Books 2015
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She has won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD. Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter @TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of Dirty Bertie. David lives in London. Visit his website at http://www.davidrobertsillustration.com/