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A middle-grade whirlwind adventure for boys and girls, from a debut author with an extraordinary voice.

The night Twister was born, a hurricane tore through her town – giving Twister her wild ways, according to Aunt Honey. Twister’s pa disappeared that night too and nobody knows why. When, twelve years later, the town’s eccentric gives Twister a letter that he says her father left for her for ‘when the time is right’, it starts Twister on a journey to find out what happened to Pa.  It’s a journey that starts with a lightning storm and ends with a bang; a journey on which Twister will need every ounce of cleverness, courage and friendship she can muster.

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Good news

Longlisted in the ‘Moving On’ section of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2018

Calderdale Book Award – WINNER

Winner of the Calderdale Book Award 2011.

The Author

Juliette Forrest

Juliette Forrest has worked for some of the UK’s top advertising agencies, as both a copywriter and an art director.  Luckily for children everywhere, a couple of years ago she decided to turn her talents to writing middle grade fiction.  Her debut novel TWISTER was published in February 2018 by Scholastic UK . Her second, deliciously-chilling Middle Grade – THE TRUE COLOURS OF CORAL GLEN hit the shops in July 2019.

As well as winning several industry awards for her TV, radio, press, poster and ambient media campaigns she was delighted to receive a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014. She was also the 2019 winner of the Caledonian Book Award.

Juliette lives in Glasgow with Vince, her rescue dog from Cyprus.




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