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Lisa Thompson

  • 5 stars across 222 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-... More

    (55 reviews)
    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. ... More

    (40 reviews)
    4th January 2018

    The Light Jar

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

    (38 reviews)
    3rd January 2019

    The Day I Was Erased

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

    (24 reviews)
    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 ... More

    (20 reviews)
    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 sc... More

    (16 reviews)
    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

    (14 reviews)
    7th January 2021

    The Graveyard Riddle (the new mystery from award-winn ing author of The Goldfish Boy)

    Return to the wonderful characters of beloved, bestselling, award-winning The Goldfish Boy, one of the m... More

    (8 reviews)
    6th January 2022

    The Rollercoaster Boy

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

    (5 reviews)
    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

    (1 review)
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    • The Light Jar

      The Light Jar

      This was my first time reading a Lisa Thompson book and I was (as my sister had already read another one) expecting it to be dramatically sad, but not...

    • The Rollercoaster Boy

      The Rollercoaster Boy

      by MollyMM

      The rollercoaster boy is a book with lots of twits and turns. It is about a boy called Todd going through a tough time because he goes to a run-...

    • The Day I Was Erased

      The Day I Was Erased

      by istayte

      This book was about a boy called Maxwell who gets erased by a magical egg! When he gets erased he goes into a world where he never actually existed an...