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Catherine Storr

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Catherine Storr (1913-2001) was an English children's writer, best known for her novel Marianne Dreams and for the Clever Polly series. She was born in London, and attended St Paul's Girls' School, and went on to study English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She tried unsuccessfully to become a novelist but without giving up this ambition she studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 1944. She worked at the Middlesex Hospital. Afterwards, while regularly producing new children's books, she also worked as an editorial assistant for Penguin Books, from 1966 to the early seventies.
    She married in 1942 and had had three daughters. She divorced in 1970 and remarried the economist Lord Balogh (1905-1985).
    12th January 2017

    The Lumberjack's Beard

    Every day, Jim Hickory the lumberjack heads into the forest with his trusty axe and chops down trees. Unfortunately, all... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf

    CLEVER POLLY AND THE STUPID WOLF by Catherine Storr has delighted generations of young children. Twelve stories wri... More

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    2nd August 2007

    The Mirror Image Ghost

    Lisa is sure she has seen a ghost in her mother's bedroom mirror, but who can she tell? Her grandparents are oddly secre... More

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    3rd April 2000

    Marianne Dreams (Children's Classics)

    Ill, and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at ... More

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    7th January 2016

    More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

    Originally published as Last Stories of Polly and the Wolf , the wolf is back again and determined to eat Polly. He... More

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    7th January 2016

    Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

    Clever Polly is back in TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, and the rather dim wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's ... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Polly And the Wolf Again

    Polly and the Wolf Again by Catherine Storr is a second book of stories written for the author's daughter, who wa... More

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    6th October 2016

    The Complete Adventures of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

    All four Clever Polly books in one volume including Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Polly and the Wolf Again, Tale... More

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