Vashti Hardy author
Setting sail March 1st 2018

A world-changing discovery

ignites a life-changing adventure...

‘Skilfully mixing elements of science fiction, school stories and fantasy, Wildspark already feels like a children’s classic’
— Booktrust
This is storytelling at its brightest and best
— Waterstones
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Totally swept away by Hardy’s mindblowing world of Medlock. Superb characterisation meets incredible storytelling in this breath-taking adventure.
— Jo Clarke - blogger BookloverJo
I cannot wait for people to read this. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in YEARS. Reminds me of the first time I read Northern Lights, with tinges of Tin, Nevermoor and Potter. Any Y5/6 library NEEDS THIS BOOK!
— Ashley Booth, Literacy Shed Writer, The Teaching Booth
This is Pullman brilliant. With its own brand of magic
— Lousie Nettleton - Blogger at Book Murmuration
Full of hope and heart within a world built like no other, it’s a sci-fi story to savour that ignites the imagination and is a triumph ahead of its time.
— Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher & #PrimarySchoolBookClub
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Also, discover the world of BRIGHTSTORM: A sky-ship adventure


Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019

The Bookseller Association’s Children’s Book of the Season (Spring 2018)

Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2018

Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards

This is an unputdownable Victoriana adventure with characters that are vivid and most refreshing in their portrayal of gender roles. A real edge-of-your-seat romp that travels with lightning speed.
This is a terrific adventure that takes place on sky-ships, and is resplendent with sapient creatures, thought wolves, and a vindictive villain. Young readers who aren’t yet ready for Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials will enjoy this story.
— M.G.Leonard
A Bear Grylls meets Blue Planet adventure.
— SMALLISH magazine MARCH '18