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Jean Ure

Jean Ure

  • 4 stars across 113 books
Started writing books when very young. First book published while at school. Been at it ever since. Have large family of animals, all rescued. Some favourite books when I was a child and still favourites today: WINNIE THE POOH; LITTLE WOMEN; JUST WILLIAM; CATCHER IN THE RYE; I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. Favourite music: almost anything by Bach. Favourite movies: THE BIG LEBOWSKI
3rd March 2003


Michael Morpurgo’s inspiring new story of Robbie, a boy in a coma – victim of a car accident. Locked inside his own head... MoreCool!

(8 reviews) Review
25th February 2016

Strawberry Crush

A brand new story of crushes, first love and friendship from the original Queen of Tween – Jean Ure! When Maya... MoreStrawberry Crush

(5 reviews) Review
5th May 2011

Bug Club Independent Fiction Year 5 Blue B Coming Home

Hi, I'm Josh, and I'm an alien! Well, that's what my sister Jodie says. To be serious, I'd always felt a bit, well, diff... MoreBug Club Independent Fiction Year 5 Blue B Coming Home

(3 reviews) Review
7th June 2012

Lemonade Sky

The poignant, heart warming and beautifully written new standalone novel from the best-loved and original Queen of Twe... MoreLemonade Sky

(2 reviews) Review
25th April 2013

Just Peachy

A coming of age story about self-discovery and independence from the Queen of Tween, Jean Ure. 'I've alw... MoreJust Peachy

(2 reviews) Review
26th August 2015

My Dog Daisy

Lily is absolutely desperate for her very own dog. She's wanted one for as long as she can remember and no other pet wil... MoreMy Dog Daisy

(2 reviews) Review
6th July 2016

The Snow Globe

A heartwarming and insightful story for pre-teens from one of the best writers of the genre. Expertly told with a strong... MoreThe Snow Globe

(2 reviews) Review
14th April 2011


A gorgeously rendered wordless tale of discovery and adventure that is meticulous in architectural detail and bursts wit... MoreIce

(2 reviews) Review
7th July 2011

Pick ‘n’ Mix

The second fantastic book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER – the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos! ... MorePick ‘n’ Mix

(1 review) Review
5th January 2009

Fortune Cookie

A fun and feisty new comedy drama from master storyteller Jean Ure – with a gorgeous new cover look to appeal to all gir... MoreFortune Cookie

(1 review) Review
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