Elka Evalds

Elka Evalds

Elka Evalds

Elka Evalds grew up in America and began her career as a museum assistant. She earned a PhD in art history from Yale University, and became a university lecturer. She’s lectured in architectural history, the history of dress, medieval art, and the history of illustrated books for children. In 2015 she came to the UK and completed an MA in creative writing for children at Bath Spa University in 2016. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.


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Granny Magic by Elka Evalds


Will's beloved granny made cakes and knitted itchy jumpers – that’s what he thought.

But when she passes away and dodgy Jasper Fitchet moves in to their village, dark magic begins to unravel in Knittington. Can Will and his gran’s old craft group tie Fitchet in knots? With the help of her old motorbike and a flock of magical sheep, they might just do it … so long as they don’t drop a stitch.

Grannies, knitting and magical sheep combine in a heartwarming adventure for ages 7 and up, featuring illustrations from Teemu Juhani. 

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