ISBN-13: 9781849394123

RRP: £12.99

Published: 7th March 2013

Length: 288 Pages


‘Have you heard of the tale that’s short and tall? There’s an island in the world where everything is small!’

She is a girl three inches tall with eyes like drops of dew. Her clothes are cut from handkerchiefs and stitched with spider silk. For half of her life, she has been trapped in a birdcage while her giant kidnapper sits beside her, writing a leather-bound book the size of a house.

Her name is Lily, and tonight she is escaping.

She is going home.

To Lilliput.

Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, Lilliput is an exhilarating adventure filled with cunning escape plans, evil clockmakers and very talkative parrots. Join Lily as she travels over rooftops, down chimneys and into chocolate shops on a journey to find the one place in the world where she belongs . . . Home.


"Spirited and clever tribute to the original"
Sally Morris - Daily Mail

"Unlimited storytelling inventiveness . . . Swift himself would have approved."
Robert Dunbar - Irish Times

"Sam Gayton brings a lively cast — including a boy rescuer, a chatty parrot and a kind chocolate-shop owner — to the appealing scenario of a tiny person in a giant world."
Nicolette Jones - Sunday Times

"Lovely old-fashioned storytelling… this beautifully illustrated book will appeal widely"
Louise Haines - Guardian

"Exuberant and imaginative use of language, page-turningly exciting... A very covetable book."
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