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The Tindims of Rubbish Island


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The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle.

About the Author

Sally Gardner is the Costa and Carnegie-winning author of Maggot Moon. Her books have sold over two million copies in many languages and won numerous prizes. Lydia Corry is a British illustrator and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. She lives with her family in Hastings.


'Combining eccentric characters, short chapters and lively illustrations, this delightful new series from a talented mother-daughter team is ideal for confident, independent readers. Full of joy and laughter, this quirky adventure also carries an important environmental message about waste, pollution and recycling' * BookTrust *
'This is not only a terrific story for newly independent readers to enjoy on their own but if your junior classes are planning an environmental or recycling unit this would make a super introduction to some serial reading ... Little ones will enjoy the creativity of the Tindims, their quirky personalities and will, no doubt, be able to come up with many ideas of their own' * Just So Stories *
'It takes a skilled and singular talent to create a book that marries an ecological message with a ripping yarn. And here there are two - mother and daughter Gardner and Corry ... This stands as a perfectly realised new world that intrepid young minds will want to return to' * Big Issue *
'A wonderful tale of adventure and friendship ... Told in a beautifully simple but engaging way, it encourages discussion about issues facing our oceans today ... An essential read to inspire little ones to grow up to care about conservation. After finishing it, you'll be eager to read the next instalments!' * VIP Reading *

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