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Tanya Landman

  • 4 stars across 56 books
Tanya Landman studied for a degree in English Literature at Liverpool University before working in a bookshop, an arts centre and a zoo. Tanya won the Carnegie Medal in 2015 with Buffalo Soldier and is renowned for her thought-provoking novels set in nineteenth-century America.
6th January 2022

Meg and Merlin: Making Friends

Meg treasures every moment that she gets to spend riding, and she has always longed for a pony of her own. She knows Mu... MoreMeg and Merlin: Making Friends

(15 reviews) Review
4th August 2022

Meg and Merlin: Showing Off

A new friend helps Meg to realise that appearances aren’t always what they seem in this exciting new addition to Tanya L... MoreMeg and Merlin: Showing Off

(9 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

Horse Boy

A prehistoric survival adventure about a boy and a horse who rescue one another, from the Carnegie Medal-winning autho... MoreHorse Boy

(5 reviews) Review
5th March 2019

One Shot

After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income ... MoreOne Shot

(3 reviews) Review
2nd June 2022

The Battle of Cable Street

Elsie witnesses the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story from award-winning author Tan... MoreThe Battle of Cable Street

(3 reviews) Review
4th April 2013

Murder Mysteries 1: Mondays Are Murder

First in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Field... MoreMurder Mysteries 1: Mondays Are Murder

(2 reviews) Review
3rd April 2014

Buffalo Soldier

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015, this is a beautiful piece of historical fiction told with heart and humanit... MoreBuffalo Soldier

(2 reviews) Review
5th January 2016

The Selfish Giant: Band 12/Copper

Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of Oscar Wil... MoreThe Selfish Giant: Band 12/Copper

(1 review) Review
6th February 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam: A Home by the Sea

Resourceful and entertaining, Flotsam and Jetsam are the Borrowers of the seashore. A tiny beach... An upturned... MoreFlotsam and Jetsam: A Home by the Sea

(1 review) Review
4th July 2013

Sam Swann's Movie Mysteries: Zombie Dawn!!!

Slapstick comedy caper starring movie aficionado Sam Swann and his faithful hound, Watson. Samuel Swann's dad, special ... MoreSam Swann's Movie Mysteries: Zombie Dawn!!!

(1 review) Review
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