Bella Donner – that’s the German name for Bella Donna (Donner means Thunder) is now available in the German language in Audio, Printed and Kindle formats.
The Great Escape has been chosen as one of the 5 finalists for the 2013 East Sussex Children’s Book Award
The first four books of the Bella Donna Series are now available as audio books
The Great Escape is one of the 5 historical titles chosen this year for the Read For My School competition.
The competition is being run by The Pearson Foundation and Booktrust with support from the Department of Education. It is designed to motivate children of all ages to read for pleasure.
Published November 2010 in the UK, Megan’s memoir, “The Puppy That Came For Christmas…” quickly became a Sunday Times Best-Seller; It has since been published in Portugese with American and Polish editions to following later in 2011.
About Ruth Symes
I’ve written books for adults and children of all ages – two have been optioned for film and TV. They’ve also been read on TV, radio and included in the national reading library for the Blind. My books have been translated into many languages (French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Polish etc).
My adult memoir, “The Puppy That Came For Christmas …” (published by Penguin Nov 2010) is a Sunday Times Best Seller and has been serialised in the national press. The book will be published internationally in the new year.
I regularly run workshops at children’s literature festivals (e.g. Narberth Children’s Literature Festival , Bath Festival of Children’s Literature, Wychwood Music Festival etc).
The Puppy that Came for Christmas is published in Slovakian
Puffin, the publishers of The Great Escape, have put some related children’s activities on their website
The Winners of the Scribbler Great Escape competition have been announced
Winners of the National Pet Month competition have been announced
I’ve teamed up with Puffin to offer readers a chance to name a character in my next book
My Latest Tweets
- Cute! http://t.co/BIcmKlUvXl about 4 days ago
- Am so happy the Bella Donna books have been translated into Chinese ♥" :) http://t.co/ysn7rkGR68 about 13 days ago
- Am so happy the Bella Donna books have been translated into Chinese <3" :) http://t.co/GwgiuficEQ about 13 days ago
- I love chickens ;) http://t.co/I8fraDH6u2 about 16 days ago
- The Victory Dogs book tour was so much fun - now I want to do it again! ;) about 16 days ago