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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 Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this ...

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