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Rose Impey

Rose Impey

  • 4 stars across 144 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

A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... MoreCinderella

(12 reviews) Review
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... MorePeter Pan in Scarlet

(8 reviews) Review
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... MoreTitchy Witch: The Birthday Broomstick

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Get Rich Quick Club: Book 1

(2 reviews) Review
14th June 2011

Nipper McFee: In Trouble with Primrose Paws: Book 6

Those rotten basement rats have found a new way to get Nipper! They will scare Primrose Paws, and get Nipper into BIG tr... MoreNipper McFee: In Trouble with Primrose Paws: Book 6

(2 reviews) Review
10th August 2017

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy: Book 3

Sir Lance-a-Little is the bravest, cleverest knight in all the whole kingdom of Notalot - or so he likes to think... MoreSir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy: Book 3

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreTitchy Witch And The Wobbly Fang

(2 reviews) Review
3rd July 2000

Mega Sleepover 1

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who want to have fun - but who always... MoreMega Sleepover 1

(1 review) Review
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... MoreSix Feet Deep

(1 review) Review
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... MoreTitchy Witch and the Babysitting Spell

(1 review) Review
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