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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 September 2009

    Street Child

    The unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found h... More

    (34 reviews)
    1st June 2014


    A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... More

    (11 reviews)
    2nd 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

    (11 reviews)
    3rd February 2011


    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)
    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

    (10 reviews)
    1st September 2011


    Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doher... More

    (9 reviews)
    28th July 2016

    The Nutcracker

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

    (7 reviews)
    1st November 2010


    Available for the first time as a paperback picture book, this exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Aladdin is a must f... More

    (3 reviews)
    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

    (2 reviews)
    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 blu... More

    (2 reviews)
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    • Street Child

      Street Child

      by Adam1

      Street Child is an amazing book which is based on a true story. This made it more exiting and it also describes a boy named Jim who goes on a roller c...

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      Street Child

      by Bea1

      Street Child is an amazing book. It's full of happy moments and a few depressing moments too. There are lots of characters in Street Child like Rosie,...

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      Street Child

      by Tor1

      Street Child is a true story about a street child called Jim Jarvis. Jim used to live with his mother,father and sisters(Emily and Lizzie)in a cottage...