Win the brand-new magical adventure series from the former Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell

Get hold of a new fantasy book by the Costa award-winning Chris Riddell – full of magic, imagination and his unique and breathtaking illustration. 



'For as long as anyone can remember, children have looked up at billowing clouds in the sky and made a wish on a cloud horse. But no one has seen one. Until now.'

The first book in the new series by Chris Riddell, Guardians of Magic (Macmillan), follows the adventures of three ordinary children who have extraordinary gifts, and come together to defeat the enemies who threaten to use the power from the Forever Tree for their own dark magical agendas.

The kingdom that Chris has created will remind readers of sparkling magical worlds such as J R R Tolkien’s and Philip Pullman’s. It's a new series that will delight fans old and new, with fantastical gripping landscapes and witty twists.

Highly illustrated throughout in Chris Riddell's unique style, you will feel like you can step into the world he’s imaginatively built with his page. 

As well as being a former UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell has won a number of major prizes, including the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal an unprecedented three times. He was also awarded an OBE by the Queen earlier this year for his services to children’s literature. 

Find out more about the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate 

Win this new magical book by Chris Riddell

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1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

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5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 27 October 2019.

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