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Jenni Desmond

  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Jeanne is an internationally acclaimed children's author. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Nestle Children's Book Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in 2004. She lives in London with her husband and two children. When she's not in her East London studio, you can find Jenni Desmond cooking, cycling, and swapping city life for long hikes down by the sea shore or up in the mountains. Her debut picture book Red Cat Blue Cat won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Award in 2012. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages since, and in 2016 she was made a Maurice Sendak Fellow. Her book The Polar Bear became a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2016.
    1st July 2015

    The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast

    A visually stunning story about the meaning of friendship from award-winning new talent, Jenni Desmond. From the exciti... More

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    1st April 2016

    Albert's Tree

    A picture book about making new friends from the award-winning Jenni Desmond. Waa! Waa! Waa! Albert's favourite tree wo... More

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    13th September 2012

    Red Cat, Blue Cat

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    1st October 2018

    The Elephant

    In this, Jenni Desmond's third nonfiction children's book about one of the large, endangered animals of Earth, we join a... More

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