Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Laura Ellen Anderson,

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

(Amelia Fang)

Egmont Books, 2017

ISBN 9781405286725

7-9 Shortlist 2018

 

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Who Wrote It?

Laura Ellen Anderson lives in London and has been a children's book illustrator since graduating from the University of Falmouth, with a 1st Class Hons degree in Illustration in 2010. She has now taken the step of writing and illustrating her own books. When not working, Laura enjoys doodling for fun, making 3D models of her characters, creating Harry Potter fan art, baking and making ‘To Do’ lists. She has a golden Labrador called Scooby!

What's It About?

This is the first book in the Amelia Fang series. It is set in the city of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of utter daymares! Amelia Fang is a ten year old vampire, who would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin, Squashy, and her best friends, Florence the yeti and Grimaldi, son of Death, than attend her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. But when the King’s spoiled son Prince Tangine steals Squashy, Amelia and her friends plan a daring rescue and they soon begin to realise that things in Kingdom of the Dark may not be quite what they seem...

Fact File

Fact 1: Laura’s second book in the series, Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords, is due to be published on 8th March 2018. There will be three books in the series.

Fact 2: Laura is the first female to have illustrated a Terry Pratchett book. She recently illustrated the covers of the new editions of Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series, and illustrated 21 covers of the new editions of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.

Fact 3: Laura is the creator of the Evil Emperor Penguin comic strip found monthly in The Phoenix. Evil Emperor Penguin is also available as two graphic novels.

Fact 4: Her debut picture book as author and illustrator, I DON’T WANT CURLY HAIR, was published in March 2017 and her second picture book in the I Don't Want... series is to be published soon.

Find out more about Laura on her website: www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk

Twitter: @Lillustrator

 

Your Reviews

Bethany from Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England primary school:

I liked Amelia Fang because it was funny.It would be something I would recommend. It has a good mystery. If I could be a character I would be Amelia.

Bethany gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

ben from whinmoor st pauls ce:

I loved this amazing mysterious book i loved the mysterious character of Amelia fang and the most adorable pet known to man Squashy her adorable pet pumpkin this book is by far my favorite book that i have ever read that was to do with this incredible Leeds book award i recommend that this book would be suitable for eight to twelve year old as the words are quite gruesome and they are hard words in it.I LOVEEEE THIS BOOK!

ben gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Emma from Carr manor:

I absolutely loved it !

Sqaushy the pumpkin was super cute.My favourite character was Amelia fang as.she looked after everyone ?

Emma gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Savannah from Kippax Greenfield Primary School:

I liked the character squashy and the map and the family portrait.

Savannah gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Eleanor from Barwick-In-Elmet C of E primary:

I think that the book is good because it is realy fun to read and it is easy to read.

Eleanor gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Samantha from barwick - in - elmet C of E primary school:

Out of all the shortlisted books this was by far my favorite. i liked it because it contained mystery and surprise. I liked the fact that all her friends helped her on her quest.My favorite part was in the beginning when the book introduced Amelia fang and her friends.

Samantha gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

samar from Carr manor primary school :

i enjoyed this book because it was hilarious,emotinal and weird but in a nice way

samar gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Muktar from Carr Manor Primary:

I loved Amelia Fang because so funny

Muktar gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Taio from Carr Manor PRIMALY SCHOOL:

THIS IS BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD CHARCTERS ARE SO FUNNY AND AMAZING

Taio gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.

Charlotte from Kippax Greenfield Primary School:

I like this book its my second favorite book. My favorite character is Squashy because he is bouncy and happy also cute. I rate this book 300 pizzas out of 500

Charlotte gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space by A F Harrold.

Rian from Pudsey Primros Hill :

I like this book because I thought it would be scary but it's not .

Rian gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Milan from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

Thus book is really interesting. I would recommend it to my cousin because he really likes vampires. It was so good that i stayed up all night reading it

Milan gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Lily from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

This book was really interesting and in the story the plot is full of surprises which had me gripped. I would recommend this book to everyone!

Lily gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer.

Harrison from Great Preston :

I think sqishy is nice but I don't like tangine because he is not nice to sqishy or Amelia and takes loads of stuff from Amelia's family and I like ho woo goes through walls all the time

Harrison gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Lily-Rose from Great Preston Primary school :

Amealia Fang is a amazing book about a prince who is really mean but is kind in the end.This book told me to be kind to one another and respect are differences.

Lily-Rose gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Nadia from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

This book is excellent because it is full of funny characters and there is a boy that is really mean but Amelia sure does know how to stand up for herself and has a few tricks up her sleeve.

Nadia gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Isabella from Whinmoor st pauls :

I liked this book because it was a great way of showing you need to be kind to other people even if they are different. I like this book because it shows not to be greedy, it makes people upset if you take their stuff like Sqaushy Amelias pet orange.

Isabella gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Alfie from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School :

I loved Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball because I like how creative you were with all the characters and I found Florence really funny because of how she spoke.I've got a question, would you like Squashy as a pet?, because I know I would!

Alfie gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Zak from Farsley Springbank Primary School :

I loved this book it had lots of suspense and made you want to read on. I liked the way it made you think Tangine was horrid but then we found out he had a secret. Florence was my favourite character because she was funny. Woo was also good because he was nice to Amelia. Amelia doesn’t give up and is a strong and greave character.

Zak gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

João from Oulton primary school:

I liked to see that on this book the unicorns were evil because it normaly doesn't happen in books só liked that part but it got boring when Amelia went on adveture it didn't have that much danger on it.

João gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Isabelle from Oulton primary school:

This book was really good.It takes me on a adventure.I would recommend it to younger kids.Some parts it was a bit boring though.

Isabelle gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.

Patrick from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

Its an amazing book and it is probably the next book I have ever read in my life but certainly not the longest. I liked the funny pictures and the fuuny events that happen in the book.

Patrick gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space by A F Harrold.

Jeevan from pudsy Primrose Hill:

I loved this book because it was about vampires and I LOVE them!!!I recormend this book will be good for children.

Jeevan gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

olivia from PUDSEY PRIMROSE HILL.:

My favourite charicter is sqashy because he/she is so cute! It is so good!Im defently going to by this book!

olivia gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Alexie from Oulton Primary School:

I thought it was quite good. There were a lot of funny parts in it. I loved it when the King came round for tea with the Prince and I really liked the cut pumpkin - "Squashy".

Alexie gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.

Carlos from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

My favourite character was Squashy the pumpkin - he bounces up and down all the time. I loved what happened to the prince and his experience with the troll slime. I would recommend this book to my class teacher and ask her to read it to the rest of the class.

Carlos gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Maisy from Souhroyd primary and nursery school:

amazing! i absolutely adore this book because it has amazing vocabulary and it has epic illustrations. i think i would, if i could, give this book 100 out of 5. Even though this book is not mine, i am definitely buying it. i love it!

Maisy gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Jessica from west end:

I loved this book because it was funny especialy the silly characters in it.

Jessica gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Incredible Dadventure by Dave Lowe.

Nada from Whinmoor St Pauls CE Primary School:

I love Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball because it is full of

danger.My favourite character is Squashy because he is always happy and joyful except when horrid old Tangie took Squashy and

he was really upset from being away from Amelia.My worst character is Tangie because he is bossing everyone around!

Nada gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Francesca from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:

I loved the part when Amelia had to brave and come to the rescue. It was an exciting book with lots of twists and turns.

Francesca gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space by A F Harrold.

Ana Maria from Southroyd Primery school:

I loved this book so much,I like where they call each other names like darkness instead of darling.A fab book very recommended book!!!

Ana Maria gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.

Holly from Southroyd Primary:

I liked this book because the characters were funny and it was exciting when they rescued squashy. It was a good idea to say the creatures of the dark were scared of the creatures of the light. It would be better if there were more big event but I liked it a lot.

Holly gave Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Attack of the Alien Dung! by Gareth P Jones.