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Lisa Thompson

  • 5 stars across 224 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

The Goldfish Boy

  A story about finding friendship when you're lonely - and hope when all you feel is fear. Twelve-... MoreThe Goldfish Boy

(61 reviews) Review
3rd June 2019

Owen and the Soldier

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2020   A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen unde... MoreOwen and the Soldier

(43 reviews) Review
4th January 2018

The Light Jar

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

(39 reviews) Review
3rd January 2019

The Day I Was Erased

  The third read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy. ... MoreThe Day I Was Erased

(26 reviews) Review
3rd September 2020

The House of Clouds

Tabby's fed up. Fed up with losing her best friend and fed up that Grandad has come to stay. Grandad's always telling th... MoreThe House of Clouds

(21 reviews) Review
3rd June 2021

The Small Things

Anna’s anxious when she’s picked to befriend the new girl in her class. For a start, Ellie is ill and can’t come to scho... MoreThe Small Things

(16 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Boy Who Fooled the World

(15 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

The Rollercoaster Boy

  THE SUNDAY TIMES' CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A warm-hearted, involving story about a mystery explored ... MoreThe Rollercoaster Boy

(6 reviews) Review
13th April 2023

The Treasure Hunters

  A gripping, page-turning mystery adventure from the bestselling author of modern classic The Goldfish Bo... MoreThe Treasure Hunters

(4 reviews) Review
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  • The Light Jar

    The Light Jar

    I loved this book!!!! There was a great twist that I did not expect!!!! 

    Nate and his Mum must leave, immediately and without warning, in the middl...

  • The Boy Who Fooled the World

    The Boy Who Fooled the World

    I really enjoyed this book. 

    When a famous artist visits his school, Cole and his class are asked to create pieces of art. After a last minute pani...

  • The Goldfish Boy

    The Goldfish Boy

    I love this book so much! I think the character Mathew is very relatable to people with OCD. 
     The way the book is written allows readers to feel the...