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Gene Kemp

  • 5 stars across 20 books
    Gene Kemp is best known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Devon.
    1st January 2015

    The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

    The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler is considered one of the children's classics of the twentieth century, and contains one... More

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    3rd February 2004

    No Way Out

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    1st March 2006

    Seriously Weird

    This is a unique new resource pack to engage young people in the issues of anti-social behaviour, targeting Key Stages 3... More

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    19th February 2009

    Just Ferret

    Cricklepit Combined School has seen its fair share of 'problem cases' - Tyke Tyler, Gowie Corby, Charlie Lewis and Junip... More

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    22nd January 2009

    The Mink War

    The Mink War, Gene Kemp's first narrative poem, tells how the animal inhabitants of Whitsman's Wood are forced to band t... More

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    19th February 2009

    Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost

    Jason Bodger is the boss of class 4Z and the terror of student teachers, until the fateful day when 4Z visit the Priory.... More

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    22nd January 2009

    Juniper: A Mystery

    At Cricklepit School Juniper feels safe with Ranjit and the reassuring presence of teachers like Mr Merchant and Miss Pl... More

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    19th February 2009

    No Place Like

    'This is a peace house,' reads the notice on the Williamses front door. But as Sara says, 'Who needs nukes? We got Dad.'... More

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    16th October 2000

    Charlie Lewis Plays for Time

    For Charlie Lewis and his friends in class 4M - the dynamic Trish Moffatt and her strange twin Rocket - the last term at... More

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    21st August 2003

    Oxford Playscripts: The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

    An engaging classroom playscript. When friend Danny steals a tenner and Dad stands for the local council, it's only the ... More

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