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Smriti Halls
Smriti Halls

Smriti Halls is an internationally bestselling, award-winning children’s author, published in more than 40 languages worldwide. Her best-loved stories include Rain Before Rainbows, the I’m Sticking With You series, The Little Island and I Love You Night and Day (Publisher’s Weekly #1 bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller). Whether humorous or lyrical, her books are full of hope and heart and are loved by children and adults alike.
Smriti is a former Writer in Residence for Booktrust and is a patron for the School Library Association. South Indian by birth, British by nationality and London-loving at heart, she lives and works near Richmond Park with her husband and their three sons.


Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling British author whose books have been published in more than 30 languages, and include I LOVE YOU NIGHT AND DAY (Publisher’s Weekly #1 bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller), THE WAYS OF THE WOLF (English Association Non-Fiction Winner) and DON’T CALL ME SWEET (Booktrust Treasure Pack). Smriti worked for the BBC and across children’s publishing and television for twelve years, as a writer and commissioning editor. Smriti lives and works in London with her husband and three sons.

The Little Island

(Paperback) - 02/04/2020


The Little Island RRP £6.99


Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2020!
There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn’t perfect and they didn’t always agree (animals almost never do). But the Geese have hatched a plan to leave the farm... will life be perfect for them now?
A powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humour and warmth, and most importantly, hope. A story of building bridges not barriers, respect not resentment and of finding friendship, not fear.
'The Little Island eloquently illustrates the pitfalls of isolation... Clear, comic and ending on a hopeful note' Guardian
'Animal Farm for our times... a little island of sanity in the rising tide of insanity around us' Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo
'An allegory with a 'better together' theme' Sunday Times, Best Children's Books of 2019
'An elegantly written fable about division, with serious soul.' Sally Phillips
'I love it.,. the overall message is hope and the power of togetherness which is a lesson that many adults could do with hearing.' Dom Joly

  • Paperback
  • Published: 02/04/2020
  • ISBN: 9781783449101
  • Other Editions: Hardback
  • Age Range: 0+ years