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Catherine Storr

  • 5 stars across 19 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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    3rd April 2000

    Marianne Dreams (Children's Classics)

    Ill, and confined to bed, Marianne doodles eerie pictures of a house, a boy, and some strange stones. She begins to have... More

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    5th October 2006

    Marianne Dreams

    'I could get in,' Marianne thought, 'if there was a person inside the house. There has got to be a person. I can't get i... More

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    3rd April 2000

    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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    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 s... More

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    7th January 2016

    Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

    In TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, the wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can ... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf

    Twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on we... 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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    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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    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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