Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and building dens in the woods. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as an English teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the author of The Dreamsnatcher, The Shadow Keeper, The Night Spinner and Sky Song. Abi has been shortlisted for numerous awards and Sky Song was selected as a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month. When she’s not writing Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventures include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic. here.

Having learnt about courage, empathy, friendship and kindness through the books she read at school, Abi is passionate about giving all children, whatever their background, access to stories now. Abi volunteers at Oxford Gardens Primary School where she runs a weekly book club for Year 6 children. Abi also kindly offered an amazing talk as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2016 and Beanstalk BookFest 2018.

Website: www.abielphinstone.com
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