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Adele Geras

  • 5 stars across 71 books

    Award-winning author Adele Geras spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. To date, Adele has written over 100 books for children, including the bestselling The Ballet Class and Little Ballet Star for Orchard (also featuring Tutu Tilly) and the highly acclaimed Troy which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. Adele lives in Cambridge.

    Shelagh McNicholas was born in Liverpool and has since returned to the city. She went on to study at Kingston University where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design & Illustration. Apart from a short time spent teaching life drawing, Shelagh has always worked as an illustrator as well as being a full-time mum to her daughter, Molly. Shelagh is passionate about drawing and is happiest with her sketchbook and pencils.

    1st August 2004

    The Ballet Class

    Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet... More

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    27th February 2004

    Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten

    Follow the ginger kitten as he looks for somewhere comfortable to sleep. But the chair's too hard, the box too small, an... More

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    1st April 2001

    It's Time for Bed

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    1st August 1998

    Modlan a Morgan

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    27th April 2007

    Cecily's Portrait

    Cecily longs to learn the new art of photography and is determined that her widowed father will come to love it too, esp... More

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    4th July 2005

    Candle in the Dark

    A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little br... More

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    27th February 2014

    Peas in a Pod

    'I bet Stella asks us to be her bridesmaids. We'll have really beautiful clothes to wear...' Stella-across-the-road is g... More

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    22nd May 2008

    Little Ballet Star

    Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. It's Tilly's birthday and sh... More

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    15th October 2015

    Ithaka

    ITHAKA tells the story of the women left behind after the end of the Trojan War. While Odysseus is slowly making his way... More

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    23rd November 2015

    Dido

    While she was still trembling with the complete unexpectedness of what Aeneas had just said and done, he leaned forward ... More

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    2nd September 2013

    Stuck!: Band 02b Red B/Band 10 White

    Jack is trying to get his cat, Max, down from the top of a tree. But as a thunder storm hits, it is soon Jack who need... More

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    1st April 1998

    Callie's Kitten

    Poor Callie feels totally ignored when a new baby arrives in the house. Even David - her special friend - pushes her awa... More

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    1st October 1997

    Stacks Of Stories

    Commissioned by the Library Association, this work features eleven stories taking libraries as a starting point. They ra... More

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    10th November 2011

    Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag

    Magic beans. Sow them. Plant them. Watch children grow. 'If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher,... More

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    2nd August 2001

    Louisa On Screen : Little Swan Ballet Book 5

    Louisa and her sister are off to florida to enjoy some fun in the sun with their dad. But for Louisa that means missing ... More

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    2nd July 2009

    Other Echoes

    Other Echoes is the delicate and sensitive story of a young woman's growing self-awareness after revisiting her past. Fl... More

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    28th April 2011

    Louisa The Ballerina

    LOUISA'S SECRET When Louisa's ballet class have to choose partners, her new neighbour Tony is the perfect choice. But To... More

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    15th August 2011

    Lifelines: Cleopatra

    Now available in paperback, this illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to f... More

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    1st March 2012

    My Ballet Dream

    Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly - complete with pretty ballet ou... More

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    19th November 2004

    Lizzie's Wish

    The Historical House is a unique trilogy of novels by three highly regarded authors. Each novel charts the life and time... More

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    1st September 2012

    It's Time for Bed

    When Mother says it's bedtime, Little Hare announces that he can't go to sleep until Mouse does, so his mother sings a l... More

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    1st September 2012

    It's Time for Bed

    When Mother says it's bedtime, Little Hare announces that he can't go to sleep until Mouse does, so his mother sings a l... More

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    5th June 2014

    War Girls

    As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the ... More

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    1st November 1997

    Blossom's Revenge

    Blossom, a plump and contented cat, is horrified when six-year-old Prissy comes to stay with 'her' family. Suddenly ther... More

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    3rd August 2006

    Ithaka

    ITHAKA tells the story of the women left behind after the end of the Trojan War. While Odysseus is slowly making his way... More

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    4th September 1997

    A Rival For Louisa: Red Fox Ballet Book 4

    Phoebe's new to the ballet class and Louisa (aka Weezer) takes an instant dislike to her - she's pretty, posh and worst ... More

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    4th September 1997

    Louisa's Secret: Red Fox Ballet Books 2

    New boy, Tony moves into the neighbourhood and he Weezer become instant friends. Weezer wants Tony to come to ballet wit... More

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    4th September 1997

    Louisa In The Wings: Red Fox Ballet Books 3

    A Russian ballet company comes to town with a production of COPPELIA and Louisa just has to see it. But first she has to... More

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    3rd January 2002

    Good Luck, Louisa!: Little Swan Ballet Book 6

    Louisa is horrified when she gets the news that Miss Matting's Ballet school has to close down. The only other school in... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 19: The Fabulous Fantora Files

    In The Fabulous Fantora Files, Ozzy, the Fantora family's cat, has collected the family files for posterity. Read storie... More

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    6th July 2000

    Peas in a Pod

    Stella-across-the-road is getting married - with a wonderful, romantic wedding. It's a dream come true for Jo, who is s... More

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    31st August 2013

    Pictures Of The Night : Egerton Hall Trilogy 3

    Once, when Megan, Bella and Alice shared a room, the Tower Room was theirs alone, remote from the rest of Egerton Hall S... More

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    29th April 2010

    Dido

    While she was still trembling with the complete unexpectedness of what Aeneas had just said and done, he leaned forward ... More

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    31st October 2013

    Happy Ever After: 3 book bind-up

    The Tower Room: Loosely based on Rapunzel, this is the story of a sudden, unexpected, passionate relationship and the un... More

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    1st May 2005

    The Wedding Present

    There is another thing to add to Jane's list now. Find a bloke. But nothing is as simple as it seems and Jane is in for ... More

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    12th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10: The Pied Piper

    The peaceful town of Hamelin is overrun with rats: they are raiding larders, hiding in cupboards, sneaking into bed line... More

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    30th November 2015

    The Dream Quilt

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    18th September 1999

    Voyage

    A group of young Russian Jews emigrate to America in 1904.... More

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    2nd August 2001

    Watching The Roses : Egerton Hall Trilogy 2

    Once Megan, Bella and Alice shared a room. The Tower Room was theirs alone, remote from the rest of Egerton Hall School ... More

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    1st March 2001

    The Tower Room : Egerton Hall Trilogy 1

    Megan, Bella and Alice inhabit the isolated world of a girl's boarding school, Egerton Hall, buried deep in the English ... More

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    7th January 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Levels 18-20: Pack of 6

    Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year ... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10/11: Class Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10-11: Mixed Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    7th January 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Levels 18-20: Pack of 6

    Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year ... More

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    30th June 2016

    Peas In A Pod

    Stella-across-the-road is getting married - with a wonderful, romantic wedding. It's a dream come true for Jo, who is s... More

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    30th November 2016

    Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon

    As the sun rises behind Mount Yuhan, a leopard, a hornbill, a civet and a tortoise ascend a ladder into the clouds. A fl... More

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    1st October 2001

    The Girls in the Velvet Frame

    Five sisters in Jerusalem, 1913, try to find their lost brother in New York with the help of a photograph. ... More

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    1st February 2004

    Rebecca'S Passover

    Rebecca is getting ready to celebrate Passover and she is helping Granny Sarah make the special food needed for the Seda... More

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    1st October 2007

    Cleopatra: Discover the World of Cleopatra Through the Diary of Her Handmaiden, Nefret

    This illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to famous historical characters.... More

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    3rd February 2005

    Louisa the Ballerina: "Louisa's Secret", "Louisa in the Wings", "A Rival for Louisa"

    "Louisa's Secret": When Louisa's ballet class have to choose partners, her new neighbour Tony is the perfect choice. But... More

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    1st October 1992

    Watching the Roses

    After being raped at her eighteenth birthday party, an English girl, whose life resembles a modern version of the Sleepi... More

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    1st November 2001

    Wishes for You

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    1st November 1994

    Return of Archibald Gribbet Independent Readers Fiction 3

    General Editor: Sue Palmer Fiction Editor and Language Consultant: Wendy BodyThe Longman Book Project for ages 4-11: Ins... More

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    24th August 2000

    The Orchard Book of Opera Stories

    Come and share in the excitement of a night at the opera in this glorious collection of eight favourite opera stories. Y... More

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    1st July 2003

    The Ballet Class

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    1st March 1994

    Baby's Bedclothes Read-On

    General Editor: Sue Palmer Fiction Editor and Language Consultant: Wendy BodyThe Longman Book Project for ages 4-11: Ins... More

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    1st March 1994

    Keith's Croak Read-On

    General Editor: Sue Palmer Fiction Editor and Language Consultant: Wendy BodyThe Longman Book Project for ages 4-11: Ins... More

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    18th July 2002

    Celebration Stories: The Taste Of Winter: A Story about Hanukkah

    Naomi is going to give a talk about Hanukkah at her school's Winter Festivals assembly. But she can't decide what to bri... More

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    12th December 2018

    Troy

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    6th September 2018

    Girls Behind the Camera

    Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this "art of the future" an... More

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    13th September 2018

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Levels 18-20: Pack of 54

    Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year ... More

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    13th September 2018

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Levels 18-20: Pack of 9

    Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year ... More

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