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"Her beautifully written novel, BRAVE, rose to the top in the recent judges' meeting. Wild animals and wild children make this a spirited and fiercely fun debut - a worthy winner!"


Head Judge for The Times Children's Fiction Competition and Head of Chicken House , March 2013

'A bright new star for young readers. Wendy Constance's prehistoric adventure beat a superb field to win our annual prize.'

AMANDA CRAIG, The Times, 23 March 2013

'This story gripped me all the way through, and the way that author had written it made me feel like I was really there watching it all play out in front of me. Sometimes it was scary, sometimes sad, and sometimes exciting. I loved this book very much, and I strongly recommend it to other children of a similar age.'

SIDNEY GREENSLADE, age 10, Love Reading 4 Kids, March 2014

'I really liked ‘Brave’, as it was a very engaging story with an enthralling plot. The characters all seemed to come alive on the page, making me feel like I was really in the story with them. It was definitely one of the most un-put-downable books I’ve read in a while.'

PATRICIA SHARP, age 12, Love Reading 4 Kids, March 2014

'This book is exciting and adventurous. Once I started it I couldn't put it down! Everything was so well described and made an exceptionally vivid image in my mind.'

ADIELLA NORRIDGE, age 10, Love Reading 4 Kids, March 2014

'you will be transported back in time to a world of mammoths, sabretooths and nomadic tribes! A gripping plot with two fantastic main characters.'

SABRINA, age 10, Love Reading 4 Kids, March 2014

'I would give this book 10/10 because it is brilliant and recommend it for boys and girls age 8 to 12 or 13.'

ROHAN DELAMERE, age 8, Love Reading 4 Kids, March 2014

'It's a gripping read which will entrance children who are fascinated by this period; the characters are well drawn and very likeable and the story is well paced'

Parents in Touch, March 2014

BRAVE was published by Chicken House, which was founded in 2000 by Barry Cunningham, famous for signing JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series.

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