Zombierella - exclusive Libraries Week poster

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Crawl out of the grave and step into your mushroom carriage for Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad, a haunting and humorous adventure of an undead girl searching for her happily ever after. Described by Malorie Blackman as “quirky and original”, this is the first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas.

Join in the celebrations for Libraries Week with our special Zombierella poster with an exclusive message from the Librarian of Fairy Tales Gone Bad! Full of laugh out loud humour, rotten rhymes, and a gruesome narrative, this is the perfect book to make you fall in love with poetry and Joseph’s writing all over again. Download the poster here or email jo.humphreys-davies@walker.co.uk for a physical copy. Join in on social media @WalkerBooksUK @readingagency #zombierella @ #librariesweek. Follow Joesph on Twitter as @Poetryjoe and on Instagram as @josephcoelhoauthor and Freya on Twitter and Instagram as @FreyaHartas.

You can also download a Zombierella activity pack here.


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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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