Hello! Welcome to my website!

I’m H. S. Norup and I write stories for children.

My new book is called The Hungry Ghost. It’s the story of Freja, a twelve-year-old girl, who moves to Singapore to live with her father and his new family. When a mysterious girl in a white dress appears, Freja follows her on an adventure to unravel old family mysteries and uncover long-buried secrets. Read more…

The Missing Barbegazi is my debut novel. It’s a fast-paced adventure about an eleven-year-old ski-racing girl who must save one of the last barbegazi, all while the health of her grandmother deteriorates. It’s a story about trust, the power of hope and the magical bonds of family. Read more…

A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR. A surprising dual narrative recounts a tender, suspenseful adventure as Tessa helps rescue a snatched elf child

Sunday Times, Children’s Books of the Year 2018

A fun and fast-paced adventure filled with heart and hope. A good choice for middle- grade readers who like their realism with a side of fantasy.

Booklist

Sketch by David Liew

Have a look around my website to read more about my books and the things that inspired me to write the stories.

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Credits: All design elements by Anna Morrison. Sketch by David Liew. UK book covers by Anna Morrison, US book cover by Aubrey Blackham/Sarah Taplin