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Harriet Castor

Harriet Castor

  • 4 stars across 33 books
Harriet is a Cambridge History graduate and had her first book published by Puffin when she was just twelve. She is now an established author of children's books, including several titles in Franklin Watts' Famous People, Famous Lives series.
1st January 2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... MoreAlice's Adventures in Wonderland

(38 reviews) Review
1st June 2014


A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... MoreCinderella

(11 reviews) Review
27th April 2007

The Dinosaurs Next Door

An amusing, original story with easy reading text, speech bubbles and delightful illustrations on every page. The eccent... MoreThe Dinosaurs Next Door

(3 reviews) Review
15th October 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and j... MoreAlice's Adventures In Wonderland

(2 reviews) Review
5th May 2008

Hit the Beach!

The hugely popular Sleepover Club series is back with a gorgeous new look. Meet Frankie, Kenny, Fliss, Rosie and Lyndz... MoreHit the Beach!

(1 review) Review
27th July 2007

The Incredible Present

An amusing and original story for children growing in reading confidence. Lily receives an incredible present which gran... MoreThe Incredible Present

(1 review) Review
26th October 2001

Starting Chess

Lively illustrations of powerful queens, cheeky pawns and stately rooks bring the game of chess to life for complete beg... MoreStarting Chess

(0 reviews) Review
3rd March 2011

How to be a Ballerina

Pink tights, pink slippers, and a tutu too: it's time to dance! Every little girl dreams of becoming a ballerina, and ba... MoreHow to be a Ballerina

(0 reviews) Review
1st April 2012


Destined for greatness - tormented by demons. VIII (Eight) is the untold story of Henry VIII, a gripping examination of... MoreVIII

(0 reviews) Review
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