Shortlisted for the 2020 Bolton Children’s Fiction Awards

Longlisted for the 2019 Branford Boase Award

Shortlisted for the 2018 Teach Primary Book Awards

Kirkus Starred Review

On EmpathyLab UK’s 2019 ‘Read for Empathy’ Guide

An USBBY 2019 Outstanding International Book

She is the Fox Girl.

I am the White Gazelle.

Together we can outrun anything.

Reema feels completely lost. She’ll never call this strange country, with its grey skies and boring food, ‘home’. Syria is her home and it’s a million miles away.

Caylin feels completely alone. She’s looking after her useless mum, stealing from other kids so she can eat. She can’t tell anyone, they’ll only let her down.

The refugee and the bully — Reema and Caylin can’t imagine being friends, until a shared secret brings them together.

Praise for The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle:

‘Relevant, moving and quite extraordinary.’

Lucy Coats, author of the Beasts of Olympus series

‘A touching, thought-provoking adventure.’

The Bookseller

‘A beautiful story singing with love and hope.’

Sarah Driver, author of the Huntress series

‘An essential read in today’s political climate.’

Lu Hersey, Mslexia Children’s Book Award winning author of Deep Water

‘Beautifully written, touching and inspiring.’

Nikki Sheehan, twice Carnegie-nominated author of Swan Boy and Goodnight, Boy, among others

‘A wonderful melding of cultures – beautiful.’

Claire McFall, twice winner of the Scottish Teen Book Award for  Ferryman and Black Cairn Point

‘A well-crafted, sensitively drawn debut.’

Rachel Hamilton, author of Louie Lets Loose

‘I can’t imagine a more important message to convey in a book right now.’

Eloise Williams, author of Gaslight, the 2017 Wales Arts Review’s Children’s Book of the Year

(See these remarks in full on the News and Reviews page)