A Kind of Spark

Suggested age 9 – 12


Author: Elle McNicoll
ISBN: 9781913311056
Date Published: 4 Jun. 2020

Winner of the Waterstone’s Best Book for Younger Readers and Overall Winner 2021

Winner of the Blue Peter Prize for Best Story 2021

Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week

The Times Children’s Book of the Week

Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month October 2020

A Kind of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?

A story about friendship, courage and self-belief, perfect for fans of The Goldfish Boy.

“A fabulous, brilliant debut” Lisa Thompson

Knights of Media

Dimensions13 × 2 × 19.8 cm

Knights Of Media




Age 9 – 12, Age 12 – 14


“Definitive and funny”
Susin Nielsen
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