Acclaimed author and ex English teacher, Abi Elphinstone has written with and for children throughout her career. She studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London before turning to writing full time.
Abi’s debut book for 8-12 years, The Dreamsnatcher, was heralded as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015 by The Guardian, billed it as being ‘Harry Potter dark magic territory – atmospheric and packed with drama’ by the Daily Mail and reviewed as ‘thrilling’ and ‘cinematic’ by The Sunday Times. Her second book, The Shadow Keeper, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Independent Book Week Award and the BAMB Readers Award while the final book in this trilogy, The Night Spinner, was published in 2017.
Having grown up in Scotland, Abi’s adventurous childhood, spent building dens and running across highland glens brought out the storyteller in her. More recent experiences have included living with Kazagh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia, abseiling in caves in Brazil, and dog-sledding across the Arctic! To follow in Abi’s footsteps and experience a story “packed with suspense, adventure and heart”, dive into a copy of ‘The Dreamsnatcher’.