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Ellen Renner

  • 5 stars across 7 books
Ellen Renner was born in the USA, but came to England in her twenties, married here, and now lives in an old house in Devon with her husband and son. Ellen originally trained as a painter and surrounds herself with sketches of her characters as she writes. She spins wool as well as stories, knitting and weaving when time allows. She plays the violin, fences (badly!) and collects teapots and motorcycles.

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5th September 2013

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.Simple but engaging stories which r... MorePip and Posy: The Scary Monster

(20 reviews) Review
6th September 2018

Storm Witch

Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake The Choosing and be claimed by one of ... MoreStorm Witch

(11 reviews) Review
1st August 2019

Under Earth

As the island's new Weather witch, Storm must sail with the fleet into dangerous waters. The Drowned Ones are out for re... MoreUnder Earth

(4 reviews) Review
6th March 2014


Betrayed by her own father, Zara has waited years for revenge, and will stop at nothing to get it What if your greatest... MoreTribute

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28th December 2009

Castle of Shadows

"No clue about why the Queen vanished had ever been found. Until now..." The day Charlie discovers a scrap of paper that... MoreCastle of Shadows

(0 reviews) Review
5th August 2021

The Drowned Ones

The third in a gripping fantasy trilogy "reminiscent of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea..." GuardianThe Storm Witch trilogy ... MoreThe Drowned Ones

(0 reviews) Review
24th January 2013

City of Thieves

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