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Written by Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Kirstin Holbrow

Swop! Synopsis

Tom and Emily live with wicked Aunty Bess, the worst aunt in the world. They don't have proper beds. The food is so bad, they like their school dinners. And they even have to cut her extra long toenails! Just as well Emily's good at swops! She swops their gran for a donkey - but can she swop their horrid home for a happy ending? This is a charming and funny story.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842994467
Publication date: 9th June 2006
Author: Hilary McKay
Illustrator: Kirstin Holbrow
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 72 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page. Q & A with Hilary McKayWhat is your earliest childhood memory?Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I ...

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