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Lisa Thompson

  • 5 stars across 207 books
    Lisa Thompson Biography
    Lisa Thompson worked as a Radio Broadcast Assistant first at the BBC and then for an independent production company making plays and comedy programmes. During this time she got to make tea for lots of famous people. She grew up in Essex and now lives in Suffolk with her family. Her debut, THE GOLDFISH BOY, was a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month pick in January 2017 and is the bestselling debut of the year as of July 2017.

    Our favourite Lisa Thompson Book Characters
    Matthew - from Goldfish Boy
    Nate - from The Light Jar
    5th January 2017

    Goldfish Boy

    A story about finding friendship when you're lonely -and hope when all you feel is fear. Twelve-year-old Ma... More

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    4th January 2018

    The Light Jar

    'I devoured The Light Jar whole and insist you do the same. Pure, breathtaking genius' Maz Evans, bestsellin... More

    (27 reviews)
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    3rd June 2019

    Owen and the Soldier

    A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is. At home, Owen and his ... More

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    3rd January 2019

    The Day I Was Erased

    The third read-in-one-sitting mystery from the authorof unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy. Maxwell ... More

    (12 reviews)
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    2nd January 2020

    The Boy Who Fooled the World

    Telling a little white lie now and then is harmless, right? But what if it leads to you being a h... More

    (2 reviews)
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    12th February 2008

    Clinker Castle Pink Level Fiction: Something in the Lake Single

    This is a series set in the realm of kings and queens, knights and dragons.It contains expertly levelled to Book Bands e... More

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    1st September 2003

    Brain Power

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    17th August 2010

    What's it Like to be a...? Zoo Keeper

    This series provides fun and accessible careers information for young people choosing what to study post-14. Each title ... More

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    • The Day I Was Erased

      The Day I Was Erased

      The protagonist of this book is 12 year old Maxwell. Maxwell is having a tough time, constantly in trouble. His parents are constantly having argument...

    • The Boy Who Fooled the World

      The Boy Who Fooled the World

      by bmd83

      My first book of 2020 was such a joy. As with her previous books, Thompson captures some challenging themes with humour and grace allowing children to...

    • The Boy Who Fooled the World

      The Boy Who Fooled the World

      12 year old Cole Miller’s parents have a tight budget. Lots of worry is being caused. His mum’s job at the museum is to end because of lack of funds a...