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The Island at the End of Everything

The Island at the End of Everything
  • Author(s): Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • Location(s): The Philippines
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants – including her mother – have leprosy. Ami loves her home – with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival...

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Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea
  • Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Location(s): The Philippines
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea . . . Life is hard on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain, one that...

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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • Author(s): Nizrana Farook
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end...

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Running Wild

Running Wild
  • Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
  • Location(s): Indonesia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the nation’s favourite storyteller Michael Morpurgo. For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them –...

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The Dog Runner

The Dog Runner
  • Author(s): Bren MacDibble
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

‘That ugly red fungus killed all the wheat for flour, killed all the oat, and sugar cane for sugar and golden syrup, along with all the grass for cows and butter. Killed just about every ingredient that me and...

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Young Samurai

Young Samurai
  • Author(s): Chris Bradford
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble . . . Not only is he struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests a samurai’s courage, skill and...

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The Secret of the Blue Glass

The Secret of the Blue Glass
  • Author(s): Tomiko Inui
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): WW2

A classic story about a magical miniature family’s adventures in wartime Japan In a dusty library, in the quietest corner of a house in a Tokyo suburb, live the Little People: Fern and Balbo, Robin and Iris. Just a...

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The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider
  • Author(s): Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Ancient China

Haoyou knows that his father’s spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father’s footsteps and take to...

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Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
  • Author(s): Adeline Yen Mah
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography for children based on the bestselling Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. Jung-ling’s family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel...

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Frost Fire

Frost Fire
  • Author(s): Jamie Smith
  • Location(s): Tibet
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

Chosen for the honour of bonding with a frostsliver – a fragment of the sentient glacier that crests her icy home – Sabira embarks on the dangerous pilgrimage to the top of the mountain. But when a huge avalanche...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020