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Lynne Benton

Lynne Benton

  • 5 stars across 28 books
Lynne Benton was born in Bournemouth, but moved to Bath at 18 to train as a teacher, and has lived there ever since. She has taught in several primary schools in the area, as well as working as pianist and receptionist in a Dancing school and bringing up four children. In 1982 she and her husband, Robin, a fellow-teacher and composer, co-wrote a musical play for primary schools based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece (still, happily, in print) but it was only when their children began leaving home for university that she began writing seriously. In 1996 she was a prizewinner in the Independent's Children's Story of the Year competition, and since then has had several fiction books published. As well as writing longer novels for older children she enjoys writing humorous "bite-size" stories for younger ones.
She welcomes invitations to go into schools and talk to children about her books, since it keeps her in touch with her readers, who she finds a continual source of inspiration.
1st April 2009

The Wish Fish

This is a new edition of this popular title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, accompanied by an interactive CD. B... MoreThe Wish Fish

(3 reviews) Review
1st April 2013

The Rabbit's Tale

A captivating picture book based on a traditional English tale. Rabbit's burrow is too small so he goes to Owl for advic... MoreThe Rabbit's Tale

(3 reviews) Review
1st February 2010

Pirate Pete (Paperback Edition)

When Pirate Pete hears the Queen has discovered a treasure map, he must have it. With the map in hand, Pete and his parr... MorePirate Pete (Paperback Edition)

(1 review) Review
9th April 2015

Froglets: Gerald's Busy Day

Tom and Lucy wonder whether their pet gerbil, Gerald, will be bored while they're at school. Mum thinks he'll be asleep ... MoreFroglets: Gerald's Busy Day

(1 review) Review
14th July 2015

Tadpoles: The Clumsy Giant

Giant Bigfoot is very clumsy. He's always causing trouble. Can Peter the handyman help Giant Bigfoot and the townspeo... MoreTadpoles: The Clumsy Giant

(0 reviews) Review
2nd September 2009

The Chariot Race/La carrera de carros

Ali's donkey strays into the arena during a very important chariot race - and wins the race! The parallel text will help... MoreThe Chariot Race/La carrera de carros

(0 reviews) Review
2nd September 2009

The Chariot Race/La course de chars

Ali's donkey strays into the arena during a very important chariot race - and wins the race! The parallel text will help... MoreThe Chariot Race/La course de chars

(0 reviews) Review
3rd February 2010

Stranger in the Snow/L'étranger dans la neige

Anna is always imagining things and her brother Paul teases her about it. But one day a stranger turns their world upsid... MoreStranger in the Snow/L'étranger dans la neige

(0 reviews) Review
3rd February 2010

Stranger in the Snow/Un extraño en la nieve

Anna is always imagining things and her brother Paul teases her about it. But one day a stranger turns their world upsid... MoreStranger in the Snow/Un extraño en la nieve

(0 reviews) Review
13th October 2016

Froglets: Amazing Archie

Amazing Archie is an exciting story for wildlife fans and budding environmentalists who are beginning to read independen... MoreFroglets: Amazing Archie

(0 reviews) Review
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