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Lynne Benton

  • 5 stars across 25 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... More

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    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... More

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    16th July 2012

    The Stonecutter

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st February 2010

    Pirate Pete

    When Pirate Pete hears the Queen has discovered a treasure map, he must have it. With the map in hand, Pete and his parr... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    3rd February 2010

    Stranger in the Snow/L'etranger 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... More

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    3rd February 2010

    Stranger in the Snow/Un extrano 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... More

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    13th October 2016

    Froglets: Amazing Archie

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

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