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Abi Elphinstone

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Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher.

THE DREAMSNATCHER is her debut novel for 8-12 years (published by Simon & Schuster in 2015). THE SHADOW KEEPER is her second children's book (published by Simon & Schuster in 2016).

When she's not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, teaches creative writing workshops in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventure involved living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia…
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The Dreamsnatcher trailer - out now!

I just wanted to share the magical trailer for THE DREAMSNATCHER. Yup, there are cobs, wildcats & witchdoctors... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2PCs...
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Published on January 16, 2015 04:10 Tags: abi-elphinstone, adventure, children-s-author, debut, fantasy, mg, middle-grade, the-dreamsnatcher
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Abi Elphinstone Pippa wrote: "Hi Abi, I often see you on Twitter. Thank you for the friend request. Chat soon."

Hi Pippa, me too - often seeing your fun tweets! Chat soon :)


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Pippa DaCosta Hi Abi, I often see you on Twitter. Thank you for the friend request. Chat soon.


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