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Will Mabbitt

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Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in libraries, in cafes, on the toilet, and sometimes, when his laptop runs out of power he writes in his head. Before he got paid to do this he worked in London and spent a lot of time stuck on the train - which is where he wrote his first book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones.He's written loads of books since then and his reputation for anarchic humour and sinister whimsy, creeps like a poisonous mould across the otherwise whistle-clean world of children's publishing.

Maia Shibutani

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Maia Shibutani is a two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist, three-time World Medalist, Four Continents Champion, and two-time U.S. National Champion in Ice Dance with her brother, Alex Shibutani.In 2018, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to share an Ice Dance medal.The Shibutanis, affectionately known as the "ShibSibs", are recognized for their close sibling relationship, their dynamic personalities, and their storytelling abilities. The ShibSibs' ability to connect with people around the world and communicate...