Frances Hardinge's debut novel selected for World Book Day 2018

08 January 2018

We're delighted to announce that Frances Hardinge's debut novel Fly By Night has been selected for World Book Day 2018. 

Fly By Night is the story of twelve-year-old orphan called Mosca Mye and her loyal companion, a cantankerous goose, who are about to become the unlikely heroes of a radical revolution. Mosca is on the run, heading for the city of Mandelion. There she finds herself living by her wits among cut-throat highwaymen, spies and smugglers. With peril at every turn, Mosca uncovers a dark plot to terrorize the people of Mandelion, and soon merry mayhem leads to murder...
 
World Book Day (Thursday 1 March 2018) marks the world’s biggest celebration of reading, where the nation’s entire book industry comes together to work proactively to address falling literacy levels and create readers of the future.
 
The five official young adults books for World Book Day 2018 are:
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Gansta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson
  • The Novice by Takan Matharu
Each full-length title will be available at the exclusive price of £2.50 or £1.50 with a World Book Day token.
 
For more information about World Book Day and the events leading up to it, please visit www.worldbookday.com

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