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  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Before Jane could walk she was painting and drawing. She cried after her first day at school because they hadn't taught her to read and write in one day. From then on she hasn't stopped. Jane moved with her family and many animals around the world, living in houses, flats and camper vans moving from school to home education and back to school. Jane has continued to travel, write, draw and paint, always with animals, living in squats, tents, vans and boats. As a mature student she studied a BA in illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and won the highest awards given in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize for both her final two years. Jane shot to fame with the success of her DAISY picture books, all about an irresistible little duck with big feet. More success followed with EBB AND FLO, whose characters were brought to life on television. Jane, her husband, and her menagerie of rescued animals travelled to and around the Mediterranean on her ex-fishing boat home and her adventures have provided the inspiration for many of her books. Most recently Jane has turned her hand to fiction, with the exciting adventures of BERYL GOES WILD and SHIP'S CAT DORIS. Jane is currently living in France with her boat not far away.
    2nd January 2009

    Beryl Goes Wild

    When Beryl escapes from the lorry taking her to the abattoir, she finds a new and rather frightening world. A world of w... More

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    1st April 1999

    Ffrind Newydd Gel

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    6th March 2008

    Matty Takes Off!

    Matty bear lives in a neat, tidy house where everything has its own special place. But when his sister, Milly, invites ... More

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    4th March 2010

    Matty in a Mess!

    Matty is a very orderly bear who lives with his not-so-orderly sister, Milly. But one day, when a strong wind turns eve... More

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    2nd September 2013

    It's Great To Be Small!: Band 04/Blue

    Ebba the baby elephant doesn't like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, E... More

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    1st August 2016

    Fulla, the Small Elephant: Level 8

    Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the lea... More

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