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Joanne Owen

  • 5 stars across 11 books
    Joanne Owen was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and read Social and Political Sciences with Archaeology and Anthropology at St John's College, Cambridge. Now living in North London, Joanne has published two previous Young Adult novels. Steeped in the atmosphere of nineteenth century Prague, PUPPET MASTER blends the magic of marionette theatre with Czech folklore and legends. Described by The Guardian as 'timeless', PUPPET MASTER was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Branford Boase award and has been translated into several languages.

    Her second novel, THE ALCHEMIST AND THE ANGELS is a fantastical, historical epic set in sixteenth century Prague, among the plague-ridden ghettos and decadent court of mad Emperor Rudolf. It wasdescribed by School Librarian as 'An imaginative tour de force'. Follow Joanne on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoanneOwenBooks or on Twitter: @JoanneOwen
    25th February 2016

    Kensuke's Kingdom

    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to su... More

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    1st June 2017

    Martha Mayhem and the Witch from the Ditch

    A laugh-out-loud magical story featuring witches and fun, the first in a series of three books by Carnegie and Branford ... More

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    29th July 2011

    Wales Unlocked

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    5th May 2011

    The Alchemist and the Angel

    Everything changes for orphaned Jan when his beloved uncle, Gustav - anatomist, natural scientist and aspiring alchemist... More

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    6th May 2010

    The Alchemist and the Angel

    Everything changes for orphaned Jan when his beloved uncle, Gustav - anatomist, natural scientist and aspiring alchemist... More

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    1st January 2007

    Puppet Master

    From riches to rags, Milena is growing up in the city of Prague at the turn of the twentieth century. Her parents' once ... More

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    11th January 2018

    Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

    The second in a fantastic funny younger series from Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen. Martha... More

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    12th July 2018

    Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

    Hilarity and magic on Martha's birthday in the third book in this young series by Carnegie and Branford Boase long-liste... More

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