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Helen Cresswell

  • 5 stars across 27 books

    Helen Cresswell (1934-2005) started writing at the age of six. At that time her primary interest was poetry. As well as being the author of many critically acclaimed novels such as the LIZZIE DRIPPING series, MOONDIAL and THE BAGTHORPE SAGA, she wrote many television scripts, including adaptations of her own novels and other successful series such as THE DEMON HEADMASTER, and THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET. In 2000 she received a BAFTA Writer's Award, and four of her books, including The Piemakers and The Bongleweed were runners up for the Carnegie Medal.

    2nd July 2015

    Moondial

    A new edition of the well-loved classic story. Even before she came to Belton, Minty Cane had known that she was a witc... More

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    10th January 1991

    Almost Goodbye, Guzzler

    When Guzzler Gummidge wishes on an old lamp, he becomes invisible. At first he is very excited, but he's less pleased wh... More

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    15th March 2014

    Lizzie!

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    14th April 1988

    Two Hoots

    You probably know all about owls. They sit in trees, fly around at night and are very wise. But not Big Hoot and Little ... More

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    7th November 2013

    A Treasury of Fairy Tales

    A sumptuous collection of favourite tales, with exquisitely detailed plates and decorative vignettes by illustrator, Sia... More

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    29th April 1999

    Dragon Ride

    Jilly really wants a dragon so she asks for one for her birthday. None of her family take her seriously, but Mr Pink at ... More

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    30th June 1969

    Rug and a Picnic

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    16th August 2013

    We're Having a Party!

    Seven top authors, seven brilliant stories. A special collection of stories for young children from seven of their fav... More

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    1st December 1998

    Mystery at Winklesea

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