Hello! Welcome to my website!
I’m H. S. Norup and I write stories for children.
The Hungry Ghost is 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…
Hungry Ghost and more — the best of young adult fiction. “[Freja’s] quest to solve the mystery of this unquiet spirit takes the pair into the thrilling territory of Chinese folklore and feng shui.”Financial Times
“Explores lost family histories and expat life, with a taste of Singaporean myth and folk tradition.”Kirkus Review
The Missing Barbegazi is 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 childSunday 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
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