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Our City by Julie Bertagna, Cathy Cassidy, Alison Flett, Vivian French

A girl discovers a magical world of storytelling beneath a secret trapdoor in Muirhouse library. An ancient piper emerges from the sea at Portobello, to challenge the City Council. Three hapless witches circle above the Old Town, failing to do good deeds. And at school, a bully is tricked into taking the blame for a crime he didn't commit. Familiar and fantastical, comic and thought-provoking, Our City brings together ten of Scotland's top children's writers, with specially commissioned stories inspired by Edinburgh. Our City is published in support of the OneCity Trust, Edinburgh's leading social inclusion charity.

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ISBN-13: 9781846970900
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julie Bertagna was born in Ayrshire and grew up near Glasgow, where she now lives with her family. After a degree in English Language and Literature, she was the editor of a small magazine, a teacher and a freelance journalist. Julie has written many critically-acclaimed, award-winning novels for young adults. Cathy Cassidy was born in Coventry and wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine. After attending Art College in Liverpool, she was a fiction editor for Jackie magazine and an art teacher for a number of years. She lives in the Galloway hills. Alison Flett was born and raised in Edinburgh. She is an award winning author. Vivian French has been an actor, a story-teller and is now an author. She has written over 200 books, most of which are children's books. John Fardell is an author and illustrator. His comic strips have appeared in publications including The Herald, The Independent and The List. He lives with his family in Corstorphine. Keith Gray is an award-winning young adult author. He lives in Edinburgh. Elizabeth Laird is an award-winning author whose works range from contemporary fiction and historical fiction to novellas and picture books. Jonathan Meres has written for TV and radio. His picture books and young adult books include the Yo! Diary! series, Love Dad, Fame Thing, Clone Zone and Diary of a Trainee Rock God. He lives in Edinburgh. Nicola Morgan was a teacher before becoming a published author. Her previous works include Sleepwalking, Blame My Brain and Fleshmarket. She lives in Edinburgh. Alison Prince grew up in South London during the war. She has written over 40 books.

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