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Rose Impey

  • 5 stars across 134 books
    Rose Impey has been writing for children for over thirty years in which time she's had well over a hundred books published. She writes for all ages: picture books, early readers, older fiction and novels for young and pre-teens. She has made a specialty of rewriting traditional stories eg The Orchard Book of Fairy Tales. Before becoming a writer Rose was a primary school teacher and has maintained very close links with teachers and schools. She's a frequent visitor to classrooms which explains how she stays in tune with changing tastes and fashions. It also allows her the opportunity to road test her work throughout the process. Rose writes for different ages and different tastes, both for girls and boys. Much of it is light and funny but she also writes more serious thought-provoking stories. One of her other talents is the ability to read her work aloud well, which makes her much in demand for Book Weeks. She has written many highly successful series for Orchard: Animal Crackers, Titchywitch, Pirate Patch and more recently Nipper McFee. She's also the creator of the very popular Sleepover Club which was made into a major TV series. She lives in Leicestershire and has two daughters and four grandchildren, who are beginning to provide material for lots of new stories.  
    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    The classic fairy tale, specially retold for young children and illustrated with fresh, bright pictures. Poor Cinderella... More

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    2nd October 2008

    Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Neverland is calling again...Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out-strangely real dreams, of pirates a... More

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    5th March 2009

    Six Feet Deep

    How many other boys had a mother prepared to be buried alive - just to get into the record books? Jordan suspected tha... More

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    11th February 2014

    Titchy Witch and the Babysitting Spell

    Titchy-witch can't bear the thought of her parents going out and leaving her home with Cat-a-bogus as a babysitter, so s... More

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    1st September 2003

    Titchy Witch: The Birthday Broomstick

    Titchy-witch thinks flying is easy-breezy. But when she sets off on her first solo flight, she finds that riding a broom... More

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    11th February 2014

    Titchy Witch and the Teacher-Charming Spell

    Titchy-witch is desperate to be a pirate in the class production of Peter Pan, but there's no way her teacher will let h... More

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    30th June 2010

    Knock Knock Who's There?

    A gorilla, a witch, a ghost, then a fierce scaly dragon hungry for his tea. Who will be next? Each time there's a knock ... More

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    7th July 2011

    The Get Rich Quick Club: Book 1

    Banksy is dedicated to his ambition to become mega-rich through his various money-making schemes. His business partner... More

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    1st December 2003

    Titchy Witch And The Wobbly Fang

    Titchy-witch has a wobbly fang, but it won't come out on its own ...until she gives it a little bit of help - using magi... More

    (1 review)
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