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Jane Elson

  • 5 stars across 8 books
    After performing as an actress and comedy improviser for many years, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. A Room Full of Chocolate was her first book for children  and won Peters' Book of the Year and the Leeds Book Award as well as being longlisted for the Branford Boase and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. When she is not writing Jane spends her time running creative writing and comedy improvisation workshops for children with special educational needs. She is also a guest practitioner at Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab. Selected as a New Voice in the Guardian's guide to The Best New Children's Books 2014, Jane is described as 'A new author to watch.'

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    20th August 2020

    Moon Dog: A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship

    **** WINNER OF THE BARKER BOOK AWARDS **** A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship between a ... More

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    5th August 2021

    Storm Horse

    When a mystery horse gallops on to a London housing estate in the middle of a storm, it will change four kids' lives... More

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    6th February 2014

    A Room Full of Chocolate

    AS SEEN ON BBC's THE GREAT BRITISH MENU. ***Winner of Peters Book of the Year 2015 and the Leeds Book Award.*** ... More

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    5th March 2015

    How to Fly with Broken Wings

    'If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.' Twelve-year-old Willem has two main aims in life: to fly... More

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    14th July 2016

    Swimming to the Moon

    'Just call me Bee. Please, please call me that. If you call me Beatrix Daffodil Tulip Chrysanthemum Rose Edwards... More

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    9th August 2018

    Will You Catch Me?

    From the author of A Room Full of Chocolate comes a heartwarming story about identity and courage, and a tremendou... More

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    1st June 2006

    Moon Dog

    'Moon Dog' tells the story of an old man and his dog, who live happily on the moon until the arrival of some delinquent ... More

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    6th August 2015

    Storm Horse

    With his mother missing and his father dead, 12-year-old Flip's new home is a remote storm-tossed Dutch island. M... More

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