Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books. She is the winner of the 2021 Nance Donkin Award for Children’s Literature.
Anna has a new novel, A Message Through Time, coming out in April 2023. This is a stand-alone companion to the highly successful The Boy Who Stepped Through Time, and is another gripping adventure that immerses readers in a world filled with excitement, laughter, and amazing (and accurate) historical detail about life in Gaul in ancient Roman times.
The Boy Who Stepped Through Time immerses readers in a world filled with excitement, laughter, and amazing (and accurate) historical detail about life in Gaul in ancient Roman times. In 2021 it was longlisted for the prestigious ARA HNSA Historical Novel Prize.
Talks and workshops
Anna has created an entertaining and incredibly useful presentation where she reveals in front of the students’ eyes how she plans a book, creates an illustration draft, how and where she researches, and all the effort that goes into the whole process from first idea to finished work. It includes props and games and is very interactive – even when presented online. Suitable for Years 4-7.