Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Operation Bunny

Operation Bunny

Book One

Wings & Co. (Volume 1)

Sally Gardner; illustrations by David Roberts

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)




When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed. And a fairy-hating witch, a mischievous set of golden keys, and a train full of brightly colored bunnies are just a few of the surprises that come with it.

With the help of a talking cat called Fidget and a grumpy fairy detective called Buster, it is up to Emily to save the fairies and get to the bottom of Operation Bunny.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Best Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year


Chapter One

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Praise for Operation Bunny

“Fans of Roald Dahl or the Clover Twig series may find some new favorite characters here.” —BCCB

“Wickedly fun.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“If you like mind-boggling adventures filled with brilliant illustrations and strange talking animals, then do not hesitate to pick up this brilliant book.” —The Guardian

“This brims with quirky charm reminiscent of Eva Ibbotson, Joan Aiken and early JK Rowling.” —The Times

“Roberts’ stylized cartoony illustrations—mostly of cute bunnies—scatter over almost every page, adding a delightful touch to the madcap caper. Emily is a nononsense, brave girl detective, and young readers looking for silly magical adventures will find much to love. Want more? You’re in luck: this is the first title in the Wings & Co. series.” —Booklist

“This first brisk, entertaining series entry leaves enough dangling threads to make readers eager for the next.” —The Horn Book

“It should appeal to readers who enjoy whimsy without a lot of stressful conflict. Highlights are the charming Briticisms as well as the merry, slightly off-kilter black-and-white illustrations–especially the depiction of Harpella, who resembles a pointier, more deranged version of Lady Gaga.” —School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Sally Gardner; illustrations by David Roberts

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and she has sold over 2 million copies in the UK. Called an "idiosyncratic genius" by The Sunday Times, Sally is the author of the acclaimed Magical Children series as well as many novels for teens, including The Double Shadow, Maggot Moon, and I, Coriander.
David Roberts is a bestselling British artist who has illustrated many beautiful books for children. He holds a degree in fashion design from Manchester Metropolitan University, and worked various jobs before becoming a children's book illustrator.

Sally Gardner

David Roberts

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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