Gill used to run a hospital for creepy-crawlies, mice and birds in a
shed at the bottom of her garden. She secretly hoped a golden eagle would
land on the bird table in need of urgent assistance. But it never did.
She grew up and became a real vet instead. She now lives in Somerset with
her young family and writes fiction and non-fiction for children, inspired
by her work and travels both at home and abroad.
Gill's debut novel, Sky Hawk, was published to critical acclaim by OUP in 2011. It was shortlisted for 25 awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award. It won 7 awards: Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award, Solihull Children's Book Award, Leeds Book Award, Green Earth Book Award, UK Literacy Association Children's Book of the Year Award, Warwickshire Junior Book Award and Salford Children's Book Award. In the US it was an USBBY Outstanding International Book for Young People and Kirkus Review's Best Children's Book of the Year 2011. Sky Hawk is published in 25 languages.
Of White Dolphin;
'It's the absorbing story and setting...which grip the reader, but don't be surprised if your 10 year old spends the rest of the holiday campaigning against dredging.' - Telegraph
Of Moon Bear;
'Lewis cements her position as a major children's writer with a powerful new wildlife novel about the South-East Asian bear trade. Highly recommended.' - The Bookseller
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