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Jenny Valentine

  • 4 stars across 17 books

    Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
    Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. Finding Violet Park is her first novel.

    29th April 2021

    A Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

    'A delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.' The Sunday Times ... More

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    25th April 2019

    Joy

    Beat quarantine boredom with this sweet and funny picture book. Perfect for keeping kids entertained when trapped indo... More

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    7th June 2012

    Iggy and Me and the New Baby

    More adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo, by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Childr... More

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    2nd April 2020

    Hello Now

    A beautifully moving, exquisite and utterly original love story from Carnegie-shortlisted author Jenny Valentine - for 1... More

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    5th August 2010

    The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

    Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes... An explosive new mystery from the award... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Finding Violet Park

    A stunning new look for Jenny Valentine's debut novel, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize T... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Fire Colour One

    A bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption, from award-winning author, Jenny Valentine - one of the gr... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Iggy and Me

    The first of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her... More

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    4th February 2010

    Iggy and Me and The Happy Birthday

    The second of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for he... More

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    7th January 2008

    Broken Soup

    An intriguing, compelling and moving new novel from the award-winning author of Finding Violet Park. Whe... More

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