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Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.
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Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.  Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams.  Read the accompanying article on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Katherine Rundell, author of the Rooftoppers books discusses Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This beloved book from childhood helped stoke her passion for language and set her on a path of exploring hidden worlds both in stories and real life.Katherine also talks here about Night Climbers of Cambridge, a guide to scaling ancient buildings and University colleges that informed her own real life rooftopping adventures and inspired characters like Matteo, the protagonist of her new book Skysteppers.Skysteppers is published by Bloomsbury books and is available for just one pound, or free for UK school children with a voucher for World Book Day.Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be nice. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on her Clifftoppers series whose characters draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness.Explore Joan Aiken's books at bookshop.orgRead the accompanying blog post at tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be nice. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on her Clifftoppers series whose characters draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness.Explore Joan Aiken's books at bookshop.orgRead the accompanying blog post at tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams.Read the accompanying article on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be 'nice'. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on Clifftoppers, a series of books that draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com  Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia.Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams.Read the accompanying article on tygertale.comSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia.Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Damaris Young, author of The Switching Hour talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard AdamsSupport the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
Damaris Young's first novel for children, the Switching Hour is a story of survival and stolen dreams set against a drought stricken African backdrop. She wrote the book while studying on the Bath Spa University MA for creative writing where she was influenced by Frances Hardinge’s the Lie Tree, one of the Tygertale 100 best children’s books of the 21st century.In this episode Damaris discusses how the Lie Tree inspired her to create a cast of strong female characters and how her own experiences growing up in central and southern Africa combined with a love of fantasy to produce a memorable new fable for children living through the climate crisis.Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)
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