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Gillian Cross

  • 5 stars across 81 books
    Gillian Cross has been a successful author for many years. She has won the Carnegie medal, for Wolf; the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children's Novel award, for The Great Elephant Chase and her Demon Headmaster books have been made into a successful television series. Gillian Cross is a great supporter of libraries and has served on several national committees and working parties in support ot these institutions. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband and family.
    1st May 2009

    The Demon Headmaster

    When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd ... More

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    8th April 2016

    Amber'S Song

    Music is the most important thing in Mark's life and he never misses band practice ...until new baby sister Amber turns ... More

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    14th June 2012

    Odyssey, The

    During his eventful journey Odysseus comes across all sorts of monsters and mythical creatures, and loses his ships and ... More

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    5th November 2012

    The Monster Snowman

    Jack wakes up on his birthday to find an extra special present - everything is covered in fluffy, white snow! He and tw... More

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    12th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 13: Changing Shape

    The gods have power to transform people into whatever they want in these ancient myths. What will happen when Arachne ch... More

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    6th April 2017

    Film Crew

    It's Art Camp Week and Lara's class is off for an adventure in a big house in the middle of the woods. Mr Mac is keen to... More

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    7th September 2017

    The Demon Headmaster Takes Over

    It's amazing! The Hyperbrain is a super intelligent computer that works by accessing the human brain. In the wrong hands... More

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    8th June 2017

    The Demon Headmaster: Total Control

    Everyone is good at something. But at Lizzie's school this has been taken to extremes. Her classmate Ethan, who previous... More

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    21st February 2004

    The Great Elephant Chase

    When the elephant came to town, Tad and Cissie went to the show like everyone else. Little did they know it would chang... More

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    2nd February 2018

    The Cupcake Wedding: (4u2read)

    When Holly's sister announces her engagement, wedding planning begins in earnest. But a tight budget means missing out o... More

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