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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... More

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    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 ... More

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    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... More

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    6th March 2014

    Tribute

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

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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... More

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    5th August 2021

    The Drowned Ones

    The third in a gripping fantasy trilogy "reminiscent of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea..." Guardian The Storm Witch trilog... More

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    24th January 2013

    City of Thieves

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