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Giant Chestnut

Playdate Adventures

Illustrated by Anna Woodbine
Published by Rock the Boat
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

“Guaranteed free of unicorns and princesses, it’s fun, empowering fiction for 5-8 year olds.” David Nicholls, author of One Day

“Every young girl should read this series!” Amanda Holden

Join best friends Katy, Cassie, and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet…

The friends’ latest adventure takes them to an enchanted forest where they set out in search of the biggest horse chestnut in the world. But all is not as it seems.

The trees around them are dying—and where are the animals? As they try to work out a way to help, the girls discover how vital trees are to all life on Earth.

About The Author

Emma Beswetherick is the mother of young children and wanted to write exciting, inspirational and enabling adventure stories to share with them. Emma works in publishing and lives in London with her family and two ragdoll cats, one of whom was the inspiration for Thunder!

Emma is available for events and can be found @EBeswetherick and

About The Illustrator

Anna Woodbine is an independent book designer and illustrator based in the hills near Bath. She works on all sorts of book covers from children's to adult's, classics to crime, memoirs to meditation. She takes her tea with a dash of milk (Earl Grey, always), loves the wind in her face, comfortable shoes and that lovely damp smell after it's rained.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (October 12, 2021)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861541010
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

Praise for the Playdate Adventures:

'Every young girl should read this series!' – Amanda Holden

'Guaranteed free of unicorns and princesses, it's fun, empowering fiction for 5-8 year olds.' – David Nicholls, author of One Day

'An empowering, magical read that I would recommend to many children.' – Herald

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