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Abi Elphinstone: Real-life adventures and accidental daydreams

Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Environment, Inspiration
Age group: 6-8, 9-11
Audience: Children

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From living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia to conjuring up secret kingdoms in her writing shed, bestselling author Abi Elphinstone shares the real-life adventures and accidental daydreams behind her stories. She talks about her novel The Crackledawn Dragon – a voyage across an enchanted land full of silver whales, fire krakens, and underwater palaces – and shows pupils how easy it is to leap into stories of their own.