In THE NIGHT SPINNER Moll, Sid and Gryff must journey to the northern wilderness to find the last Amulet of Truth. The northern wilderness is a land of snow-capped mountains, icy lochs, sprawling moors and ancient castles. Here is Thomas Flintham's map for this world, which features at the front of THE NIGHT SPINNER. To win a feather quill and a signed notebook draw your own fantasy map and label the places of interest.

Closing date for entries: 

1st August 2017


Entries can be emailed to or posted to: 

Abi Elphinstone, Simon & Schuster, 1st Floor, 222 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB.



a feather quill and a signed notebook.


Congratulations to the string of joint-winners for the Magical Sea Creature Competition: Lydia Cubley, Sughra Shah, Coleen Junkaluhad-Ives, Harry Dabb/Brendan Culshaw and Sebastiano Alden. You will all see your names in the back of my fourth book!

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This is Doljeehish. It has a seal's head, an eel's body, a dolphin's tail, seahorse spikes, fish flippers and jellyfish fingers. It is magic because it speaks and wails with a high pitched tone. With its fingers it can zap people to make them either freeze or burn. It can be friendly - but this is very rare. It lives near the surface of the water and it can jump up into the air.


Lydia Cubley (age 8)


Sughra Shah (Year 4)


Coleen Junkaluhad-Ives (age 10)

Coleen Junkaluhad-Ives

Harry Dabb and Brendan Culshaw

Harry Dabb & Brendan Culshaw-1

Sebastiano Alden (age 10)

Sebastiano Alden