October 03, 2017 | Children's Fiction, Primary Fiction

A Fang-tastic Fangtober with Amelia Fang


From the talented illustrator of the Witch Wars and creator of Evil Emperor Penguin, Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball is book one of Laura Ellen Anderson’s first series as author-illustrator.

There are lots of exciting things coming up in October for the much-anticipated Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball.

Already making fang-tastic news, Amelia Fang is Waterstones children’s book of the month. With spooky displays and a special discount throughout the month of October, head to your local Waterstones store to pick up your copy. You may even be able to see a hand-painted window display or snag a signed book by author-illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.

There’s going to be lots more going on to celebrate the launch of Amelia Fang in October (now named Fangtober!), including a beautiful animated book trailer set to be released in time for Halloween. Follow Egmont Publishing and Laura Ellen Anderson on Twitter for all exciting and spooky updates on Amelia Fang, and stay up to date by using the #Fangtober hashtag.

On Twitter, Laura Ellen Anderson is taking on the #Inktober challenge with 31 days of Squashy drawings, Amelia’s pet pumpkin. We are now up to day three and Squashy is looking quite content.

Laura Ellen Anderson has been visiting schools and festivals this month and showing off her amazing Amelia Fang costume. You can join in the spook-tacular fun and meet Laura at the Salisbury Literary Festival on 27 October 2017 where there will be prizes available for the best Halloween costume in the audience.

About Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball:

Set in the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares, Amelia and her friends Florence the yeti (DON’T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper go on a daring rescue to save her pet pumpkin Squashy from the spoiled son of the King, Prince Tangine. This gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny new series is the perfect kids read for 7-9 year olds, available on 05 October 2017.

Order Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball now and join Amelia on her very first adventure. She won’t bite!