Winning Year: 1990 Author: Gillian Cross Title: Wolf
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9780192717849 In Print
He came in the early morning, at about half past two. His feet padded along the balcony, slinking silently past the closed doors of the other flats. No one glimpsed his shadow flickering across the curtain or noticed the uneven rhythm of his steps. But he woke Cassy.
In the morning, Cassy is sent away. She lives with her nan, but whenever the mysterious stranger comes she is packed off to stay with her mother. It's happened before, over and over again, and there's never any explanation.
But this time it's different. This time she is being followed. And the wolf who stalks her through the streets of London disturbs her waking mind and intrudes into her dreams.
Gillian Cross was born on the edge of London and, for as long as she can remember, has loved books and stories. Before she could read, her mother would make up stories for her, and she can still remember the tale of How Silvia and her Little Sister Danced the Wedding of the Painted Doll. Later, at school and University, she specialised in English Literature, finally writing a thesis on G.K. Chesterton.
As her children were interested in books, she joined the Lewes Children's Book Group and because of this involvement she began to write seriously for children.
She is now known all over the world as a major children's author and she has been invited by many different countries to travel and speak about her books. She now lives in Wolston, near Coventry, and has four children. Her hobbies include orienteering, long distance walking and playing the piano very badly!