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Lisa Thompson

  • 5 stars across 206 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

    (26 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

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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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    2nd January 2007

    Inventing the Future

    This paperback addition to our Photobiography series, Inventing the Future, documents the life of Thomas Edison. This pr... More

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    1st October 2008

    Funny Face

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    20th February 2018

    Spaced Out

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    30th September 2003

    Wild Waves

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    • Owen and the Soldier

      Owen and the Soldier

      Lovely thoughtful story full of empathy for the main character. Easy to read (dyslexia friendly) with pictures....

    • Goldfish Boy

      Goldfish Boy

      The goldfish boy is a very touching book, containing many surprises. I really liked the element of mystery in this book, which occurs in many differen...

    • Owen and the Soldier

      Owen and the Soldier

      This poignant, beautifully written story really tugged at my heartstrings.  It is a short story – only 87 pages long – but it packs so much into those...