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Posted by Tom, December 11, 2020

Five Nosy Crow books on Waterstones’ Best Books of 2020

Waterstones have shared their lists of the best books of 2020, and we were delighted to see five Nosy Crow books featured!

In their round-up of the best children’s fiction of 2020, Waterstones have included Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm, My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak, and The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook.

Here’s what Waterstones had to say about Orion Lost: “Intergalactic intrigue on a spaceship careering off course in Alastair Chisholm’s pulsating sci-fi thriller, as space pirates, mysterious aliens and shadowy AI conspire to prevent our heroes reaching home.”

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Here’s what Waterstones had to say about My Life as a Cat: “Bursting with compassion and gentle comedy, this adorable tale from the author of former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month I, Cosmo relates how a three hundred year old alien accidentally ended up in the body of a cat – and what happened afterward.”

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And here’s what Waterstones had to say about The Girl Who Stole an Elephant: “Pitching readers into the heart of a vibrantly evoked landscape that lives and breathes from the page, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is an adventure full of heart and courage from a dazzling new voice.”

Here’s a look inside the book:

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And both Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters, and YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World, written by Tom Adams and illustrated by Sarah Walsh, have been included in Waterstones’ round-up of the best children’s gift books of 2020.

Here’s what Waterstones had to say about Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: “Blessed with stunning illustrations from Britta Teckentrup, the follow-up to former Waterstones Gift of the Year, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, celebrates the animal kingdom through a diverse range of poetry, from Lewis Carroll to Grace Nichols.”

Here’s a look inside the book:

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And here’s what Waterstones had to say about YouthQuake: “Covering everyone from Mozart to Malala, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the lives and achievements of fifty young people from across the world and the centuries.”

Here’s a look inside the book:

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