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The Hand Mirror

Mirrors fill the walls in the Manor of Make-Believathon, their purpose to reflect the vanity of the former residents. As you pass, not only do you see yourself reflected, but the faces of those who have lived and died in the Manor.

The mirrors lead you to the lounge where a fire burns in the fireplace. Something beckons you to the flames, and as you get closer, you see that a hand mirror materialises in the smoke.

It will show you the villain…

Play the video to hear the reading challenge.

In order to receive the hand mirror, you must read a book with a beautiful cover.

Once you have completed your reading challenge, be sure to fill in this form with the book you read! Alternatively, if you work in a school, then fill in this form instead.

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Sophie Anderson stormed onto the middle grade scene in 2018 with the release of the critically-acclaimed The House With Chicken Legs. Inspired by Russian folklore, Anderson’s debut would go on to be a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month before being shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Following this, The Girl Who Speaks Bear was published in 2019 and became the inaugural winner of the Children’s and Young People’s Prize, as well as the People’s Choice Award, at the Wales Book of the Year 2020. The Castle of Tangled Magic will be released in October 2020.

Participants of Believathon 3 will receive double points for completing a book by Sophie Anderson as part of their reading challenges.

Sophie Anderson Bibliography

Click on any of the book titles below to be taken to the Goodreads page and add the books to your shelves!

  1. The House With Chicken Legs (2018)
  2. The Girl Who Speaks Bear (2019)
  3. The Castle of Tangled Magic (2020)

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