Susie Day writes children’s books about families and friendship (plus the occasional dragon).

Max Kowalski Didn't Mean It by Susie Day

Max Kowalski Didn’t Mean It

When Dad disappears, it’s up to Max to look after his three little sisters.

But trouble follows Max like a dog.

Max runs the family away to Snowdonia, north Wales, to hide in a friend’s old cottage. There he finds new friends, new questions, and an ancient Welsh legend – of a sleeping dragon, guarding a lake of gold.

Can Max save his family, and defeat a dragon too?

Lionhearted, witty, moving, truthful & brilliantly written.

Family Bookworms Wales

Shortlisted for the English Language Children’s Book Tir na n-Og Prize 2020 and the Wales Children’s Book of the Year 2020

Susie Day grew up by the seaside in Penarth, Wales.

Her first book, Whump!, won the BBC Talent Children’s fiction prize. When she’s not writing contemporary fiction for 8-12s, teens and YA, she works in marketing for a local hospice charity.

Susie lives in Bristol, England with her partner and two cats, Pantalaimon and Ludo. She likes roller derby, crochet and Doctor Who.

Wonderfully diverse and effortlessly entertaining, Susie’s books are a must for all school libraries.


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