Sally Gardner





Sally Gardner


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Sally Gardner grew up and still lives in London. Being dyslexic, she did not learn to read or write until she was fourteen and had been thrown out of several schools, labeled unteachable, and sent to a school for maladjusted children. Despite this, she gained a degree with highest honors at a leading London art college, followed by a scholarship to a theater school, and then went on to become a very successful costume designer, working on some notable productions.

After the births of twin daughters and a son, she started first to illustrate and then to write picture books and chapter books, usually with fairytale- or otherwise magical subject matter. She has been called 'an idiosyncratic genius' by London’s Sunday Times.

Average rating: 3.81 · 23,773 ratings · 3,500 reviews · 70 distinct works · Similar authors
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“There is nothing to fear except the power you give to your own demons.”
Sally Gardner, The Red Necklace

“You see, the what ifs are as boundless as the stars.”
Sally Gardner, Maggot Moon

“Many men spend their lives living in the wrong corner of their souls, mainly out of fear of what they might find on the other side.”
Sally Gardner

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What book should we read in May?

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  12 votes 14.1%

Hold Fast (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.5%

The Center of Everything (write-in)
 
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Center of Everything (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.4%

A Tangle of Knots (write-in)
 
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Center of everything (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.2%

maggot moon (because I would probably not read it otherwise!) (write-in)
 
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