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Golden Oldie - SONG QUEST

 For those of you who are curious about debut books and authors, this is how it all started for me. My first book  Song Quest  was originally published in 1999 by Element Books, and went on to win the inaugural  Branford Boase Award , presented annually to the author and editor of an outstanding debut novel for young readers published in the UK that year. Song Quest (Element Books, 1999) and my very own Branford Boase Award When Element Books became part of a larger company, Song Quest was republished by its Branford Boase Award winning editor Barry Cunningham's new children's fiction venture, The Chicken House. Song Quest (Chicken House, 2001) The book was also published in America by Scholastic US, working with Chicken House to bring Song Quest and its sequels Crystal Mask and Dark Quetzal to a fresh overseas YA audience. Song Quest (Scholastic US, 2002) A few years passed, with a few foreign editions along the way, before the book finally went out of print at Chicken House