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Helen Peters

  • 5 stars across 17 books
    Helen Peters Biography
    Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre. After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Her first book, The Secret Hen House Theatre, was published in 2012, and its sequel, The Farm Beneath the Water, in 2015. Helen lives with her husband and children in East Sussex.

    Our favourite Helen Peters Book Characters
    Evie - from Evie's Ghost
    Jasmine and Tom - from A Duckling Called Button
    Hannah - from The Secret Hen House Theatre
    4th July 2019

    Anna at War

    "Moving and utterly enthralling" - Lissa Evans As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents pu... More

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    1st February 2018

    A Lamb Called Lucky

    The fifth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted a... More

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    6th April 2017

    Evie's Ghost

    Compelling period fiction for 9+ readers from the Waterstones Children's Prize shortlisted Helen Peters. Evie couldn't ... More

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    5th April 2012

    The Secret Hen House Theatre

    Since the death of her mother, Hannah's family life has been somewhat chaotic. Her father is absorbed by running their d... More

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    6th October 2016

    A Piglet Called Truffle

    The first in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted a... More

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    2nd March 2017

    A Duckling Called Button

    The second in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted ... More

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    5th October 2017

    A Kitten Called Holly

    The fourth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted ... More

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    2nd May 2019

    An Otter Called Pebble

    The seventh in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted... More

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    6th August 2020

    A Deer Called Dotty

    Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and kee... More

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    7th July 2022

    A Seal Pup Called Pearl

    The thirteenth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlis... More

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