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Paperback Coming Fall 2017

Lilliput

by Sam Gayton
illustrated by Alice Ratterree

In a city full of giants, can one tiny girl find her way home?

She is a girl three inches tall with eyes like drops of dew. Her clothes are cut from handkerchiefs and stitched with spider silk. For half her life, she has been trapped in a birdcage while her giant kidnapper sits beside her, writing in a leather-bound book the size of a house. Her name is Lily, and tonight she is escaping. She is going home. To Lilliput.

Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput is an exhilarating and imaginative adventure filled with cunning escape plans, evil clock makers, and talkative parrots. Join Lily as she travels through eighteenth-century London—over rooftops, down chimneys, and into chocolate shops—on a journey to find the one place in the world where she belongs…home.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-806-6
Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Page Count: 256
Size: 6″ x 8″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-006-8
Publication Date: 10/1/2017
Page Count: 256
Size: 6″ x 8″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-983-4
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

Purchase this E-book through the following vendors:

Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
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AR Level: 4.6
F&P: GRL S, Gr 4, Genre F
Lexile: 620L
Themes: Bravery, Friendship, Gulliver’s Travels, Ingenuity
BISAC 1: JUV001000 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC 2: JUV007000 JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
BISAC 3: JUV037000 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

Reviews

“Readers will hope for more from Sam Gayton and may well seek out Swift’s classic after reading Lily’s suspenseful, moving story.” ―Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

“Cliffhanger chapter endings and vibrant language should quickly ensnare readers of this suspenseful takeoff from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels… This literate romp through 18th-century London will have readers cheering Lily home.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This delightful adventure inspired by Gulliver’s Travels will appeal to budding fantasy readers – and position them for the source material later on.” ―Kirkus Reviews

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“This ‘sequel’ to Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels is equal parts escape tale and philosophical exploration of freedom.” ―Booklist

“Readers who enjoy adventure and visiting new places will want to meet Lily.” ―School Library Journal

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Awards

Parents’ Choice Gold Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2015

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2016

Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing ―New York Public Library, 2015

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2016

Meet the Author

Sam Gayton received a master’s degree in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Lilliput was his first book to be published in the U. S. He lives in England. You can visit his website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Alice Ratterree has had work featured in greeting cards, children’s books, and original paintings and drawings. Also an accomplished classically trained singer, Alice has appeared as a soloist in opera, concert, and oratorial venues. She lives in South Carolina. You can visit her website here.