Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?

Posted by Kesia on Tuesday July 21st, 2015

So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into who, and what, has won in the past … (more…)

Janet Foxley

Janet Foxley is the author of Muncle Trogg, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010. Since its publication, Muncle Trogg has sold to over 20 territories and was selected as a 2011 Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title. The book is currently being developed into an animated feature film.

The second book in the series, Muncle Trogg & the Flying Donkey, was published by Chicken House in January 2012. A retired university administrator, Janet is thrilled to have achieved publishing success in her sixties. She lives in an old farmhouse in Cumbria with her husband Donald, and has three grown-up children.

Muncle Trogg

Giants live on top of Mount Grumble, hidden from the humans below.

But not all of them are giant-like. Muncle Trogg is so small that he’s laughed at by the others for being human-sized. Fed up, he decides to take a look at the Smallings that he’s supposed to look like. But what he discovers is very surprising!

An affectionate and charming upside-down fairy tale, this is the magical story of the residents of Mount Grumble and the tiny giant who saves the day.