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Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

  • 5 stars across 69 books
Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is so popular it has 80 current stories on Her previous books for Bloomsbury also include: The Falconer's Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009) and Troubadour (shortlisted for the Costa Book Award). Mary has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire. To follow Mary's thoughts on books and writing, go to
1st October 2007

Amazing Grace

With over a million copies sold this classic story of Grace, her Ma and Nana is a timeless classic of courage and determ... MoreAmazing Grace

(8 reviews) Review
5th March 2015

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families introduces children to the fact that not all families look the same. Featuring funny artw... MoreThe Great Big Book of Families

(4 reviews) Review
1st October 2011

Twelve Dancing Princesses

A gorgeous picture book based on the classic fairytale by the Grimm Brothers. The grumpy king bans his twelve beautiful ... MoreTwelve Dancing Princesses

(3 reviews) Review
7th March 2013

Great Big Book of Feelings

The book opens with the question: "How are you feeling today?" And this leads on to a spread by spread presentation of a... MoreGreat Big Book of Feelings

(3 reviews) Review
1st March 2003

The Colour of Home

Hassan feels out of place in a new cold, grey country. At school, he paints a picture showing his colourful Somalian hom... MoreThe Colour of Home

(2 reviews) Review
27th July 2016

The Great Big Body Book

There are all kinds of bodies in the world. What are YOU like? Celebrate our brilliant bodies in this fantastic book j... MoreThe Great Big Body Book

(2 reviews) Review
12th July 2007

Hopscotch: Adventures: The Sword In The Stone

When young Arthur accompanies his uncle to a tournament to find the new king of Britain, he's in for a surprise...The Ho... MoreHopscotch: Adventures: The Sword In The Stone

(1 review) Review
5th October 2007

Grace and Family

Amazing Grace is back! To Grace, family has always meant her Ma, her Nana and a cat called Paw-Paw. So when Papa invites... MoreGrace and Family

(1 review) Review
5th May 2016

The Great Big Book of Feelings

The Great Big Book of Feelings allows children to explore how they’re feeling in a safe and judgement free environment. ... MoreThe Great Big Book of Feelings

(1 review) Review
11th September 2007

An Angel Just Like Me

When Tyler and his family are putting up the Christmas decorations, Tyler takes a look at the Christmas-tree angel, and ... MoreAn Angel Just Like Me

(1 review) Review
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