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Berlie Doherty

  • 5 stars across 68 books
    Berlie Doherty Biography
    Multi-award winning and hugely popular Irish author Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for Granny Was A Buffer Girl and in 1992 for Dear Nobody. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for Daughter of the Sea. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

    Our favourite Berlie Doherty Book Characters
    Abela - from Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions
    Jim Jarvis - from Street Child
    3rd February 2011

    Treason

    Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Co... More

    (10 reviews)
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    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    The classic fairy tale, specially retold for young children and illustrated with fresh, bright pictures. Poor Cinderella... More

    (10 reviews)
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    4th January 2018

    The Girl Who Saw Lions

    Two girls, from very different places, are brought together in a tale of loss, courage and family. Abela has lost everyt... More

    (9 reviews)
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    1st January 2020

    Deep Secret

    Grace put out her hand, almost touching the mirror. Her image did the same. 'There's another world in there.' 'We could ... More

    (7 reviews)
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    16th June 2016

    Street Child

    Unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his fam... More

    (4 reviews)
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    16th November 2015

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st January 2015

    Far from Home: The Sisters of Street Child

    The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story...A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victor... More

    (1 review)
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    8th July 2015

    Joe and the Dragonosaurus

    When Joe's teacher announces the new class project will be all about their pets, Joe turns glum - there's no animals all... More

    (1 review)
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    5th June 2008

    Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions

    "Be strong, my Abela." These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village, where it s... More

    (1 review)
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    1st February 2017

    Blue John

    The Queen of Darkness lives deep underground beneath a mountain with her child, Blue John, a boy she made from the blue ... More

    (1 review)
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      by ruckell

      I have struggled with this and will be giving to a student to read and review. 

      Totally confused and not at all drawn into the story. ...

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      I have read this book to so many Year 5 and 6 children and I still love the storyline. Links well to Victorian topics on children and social reform. J...

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      by Sally37

      I read this book with my advanced year 6 group, and we enjoyed it a lot more than I initially thought we would! I've never read anything by Berlie Doh...