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Timothee de Fombelle

Timothee de Fombelle

  • 5 stars across 9 books
Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright, as well as the author of Toby Alone (9781406313154) and Toby Alone and the Secrets of the Tree (9781406310146). Walker published Toby Alone in 2008, and the series has now been printed in 27 languages. Timothee lives in Paris.

Sarah Ardizzone is one of the most sought-after translators working today. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2007 Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Just Like Tomorrow (Kif Kif Demain) by Faiza Guene and the 2005 Marsh Award for The Eye of the Wolf (L'Oeil du Loup) by Daniel Pennac, and the 2009 Marsh Award for the translation of Toby Alone (Tobie Lolness) by Timothee de Fombelle. Sarah lives in London, SW2.
1st November 2018

Captain Rosalie

An evocative, beautifully imagined and heart-wrenching wartime story by celebrated author Timothee de Fombelle. In this... MoreCaptain Rosalie

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1st June 2009

Toby Alone

An awards-laden adventure of heroism, friendship and survival - with a powerful ecological message - set in a captiv... MoreToby Alone

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9th December 2019


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5th March 2015

Vango Book Two: A Prince Without a Kingdom

The thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series, by an award-winning author and translator. The thr... MoreVango Book Two: A Prince Without a Kingdom

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1st February 2010

Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

The second and final part of the thrilling adventure of heroism and friendship in an unforgettable miniature world. Tob... MoreToby and the Secrets of the Tree

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2nd June 2016

The Book of Pearl

An ode to the power of storytelling by one of France's greatest writers for children. A compelling story of a f... MoreThe Book of Pearl

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1st August 2013

Vango: Between Sky and Earth

A gripping mystery-adventure set in the 1930s interwar period about a character desperately searching for his identity. ... MoreVango: Between Sky and Earth

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4th November 2021

Saving Celeste

In this incredibly moving and powerful story about climate change by one of France's greatest writers for children, the ... MoreSaving Celeste

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3rd November 2022

A Swallow in Winter

A beautifully written Christmas tale, brimming with humanity and hope, by best-loved author, Timothee de Fombelle. ... MoreA Swallow in Winter

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