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Jill Tomlinson

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson's animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children's books for nearly four decades.
    2nd January 2014

    The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Otter Who Wanted to Know

    A charming story about an adorable sea otter from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Pat is an adorable... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

    The classic story about a cat in danger of using up all of her nine lives from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of t... More

    (3 reviews)
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    14th February 2005

    The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up

    A heart-warming story about a hen with as much pluck as she has cluck from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the D... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

    A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but othe... More

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    6th April 2004

    The Otter Who Wanted to Know

    antics by Jill Tomlinson. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, ch... More

    (1 review)
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    2nd January 2014

    The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

    A heart-warming classic children's story from Jill Tomlinson about a Gorilla who's looking to the future. Pongo is a y... More

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    4th July 2004

    Three Favourite Animal Stories

    Three heart-warming classic stories full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop is a baby barn owl. He is perfect in e... More

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    4th October 2010

    Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    'I don't want to be a night bird', Plop told his Mummy. 'Dark is nasty'. Plop is a baby barn owl. He is the same as ever... More

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