Virtual Visit Webinar: Hana Tooke, author of The Midnighters

Book a FREE 45-minute school Zoom webinar with Hana Tooke on Friday 24 June at 10:30AM. Register with your email address to get sent the link.


About the book:

From the bestselling author of The Unadoptables, comes a stunning new story about a missing friend, a gothic city, and a secret society full of wonder, invention and maybe a hint of magic...

Find the courage to be extraordinary...

Ema Vašková has always felt different. In a family of famous scientists, there's not much room for superstition or omens - but they seem to follow Ema wherever she goes. It doesn't help that she appears to predict events before they happen, and has a peculiar fear of shadows . . .

When Ema is sent to stay with her eccentric uncle in Prague, she fears she'll lose the chance to ever fit in. But then she meets Silvie - a girl who finally sees Ema for the extraordinary person that she is. Soon the girls are meeting for secret midnight adventures, and facing Ema's fears together.

But then disaster strikes. Silvie goes missing - and it's up to Ema to find her. Now she must gather the courage to hunt the city, find her friend, and uncover the secrets of the one clue Silvie left as to where she might be - inside the mysterious Midnight Guild...


Author fact file:

Hana Tooke grew up on a polder near Amsterdam, in a house filled with peculiar clocks and a head filled with a peculiar imagination. She's been a singer, a teacher, and even a mad-scientist, but these days she spends her days writing stories, sculpting puppets, and collecting curiosities. She lives in Bath with two humans, a cat, and a skeleton marionette. Her debut novel, The Unadoptables, was shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award and longlisted for the Branford Boase.


Previous praise for Hana's school events: 

‘Hana’s event was by far the best author visit I have been part of in my teaching career’ - Teacher

‘The children and staff have been raving about her all day! Our English planning will now change because Hana was so fabulous’ - Teacher, Year 4

‘Hana Tooke’s event was amazing and she was extremely inspiring for the children' - Teacher, Year 5


What to expect during the session: 

  • An introduction to The Midnighters by Hana Tooke
  • Take part in an interactive, creative art and crafts activity
  • Listen to an engaging reading from The Midnighters
  • Ask Hana your burning questions by heading to our online form before the event!

Sign up to register your class or school to join Hana Tooke’s virtual visit on 24th June and to get emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the virtual visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

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