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Mary Hoffman

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Mary Hoffman

  • 5 stars across 64 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 Fanfiction.net. 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 http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com
    1st October 2007

    Amazing Grace

    Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Great Big Book of Families

    What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. Bu... More

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    1st October 2011

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    This is a new paperback edition of this gorgeous picture book, based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger ... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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 invit... More

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    1st May 2016

    The Great Big Book of Feelings

    How are you feeling today? Happy? Sad? Excited? Scared? We all experience lots of different emotions, sometimes angry ... More

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    28th March 2018

    The Great Big Book of Friends

    What is a friend? Can a pet be a friend? Are you friends with your brothers and sisters? What if you don't have any frie... More

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    1st October 2007

    Bravo, Grace!

    Following Starring Grace and Encore, Grace! here comes a new Grace story book. Grace' s ma is marrying... More

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