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The Tindims of Rubbish Island

Written by Sally Gardner

Illustrated by Lydia Corry

Part of the The Tindims Series

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories

LoveReading View on The Tindims of Rubbish Island

Thoroughly charming, newly minted fairy tales

Interest Age 5+ Reading Age 5

Sally Gardner has a unique imagination and a special ability to create fresh, sparkling fairy tales for today. This new series introduces us to the utterly delightful little Tindims who, like the Borrowers, make their home out of things we humans – or Long Legs as they know us – throw away. ‘Rubbish today is treasure tomorrow’ is their motto, though from their floating home of Rubbish Island, they do worry just how many plastic bottles they can recycle. In this episode they are preparing for their Brightsea Festival, when Ethel B Dina is swept away. They save her of course – the Tindims are always going to find their happy endings. Children will love them and their recycled world, and these stories are beautifully accessible and perfectly illustrated by Lydia Corry. 

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader.

Andrea Reece

More About This Book

Inspired by daily strolls along the Sussex coastline, Gardner’s celebrated, pitch-perfect story-telling combined with Corry’s charming illustrations will feed the imagination of young ecologists, empowering them to get creative with rubbish in order to help protect and preserve our planet.

The Tindims of Rubbish Island Synopsis

'What is rubbish today is treasure tomorrow.'

Discover Rubbish Island which the Tindims have built entirely from things we have thrown away. Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew, Skittle and friends are busy recycling when Ethel B Dina is blown out to sea and the Tindims must launch a rescue operation with the help of some friendly fish and surprises along the way.

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

The Tindims of Rubbish Island Press Reviews

Praise for Sally Gardner & Lydia Corry:

'An idiosyncratic genius' The Times

'Gardner remains the patron saint of the reluctant reader' Daily Telegraph

'Sally Gardner can always surprise' Books for Keeps

'Sally Gardner's tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream' Financial Times

'Slightly older fairytale fans will relish Lydia Corry's delicious pictures' Guardian, on Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838935672
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Sally Gardner
Illustrator: Lydia Corry
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Ecological and Environmental

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed.  Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for ...

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