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Jill Newton

  • 5 stars across 65 books

    Lou Kuenzler trained as a director and is now a theatre and writing lecturer, teaching at universities and colleges. She has worked with children of all ages through community workshops and teaches practical, curriculum-linked drama lessons/runs an after-school club with primary school children. She relishes the performance/feedback element of writing for children. Lou is also published by Kingfisher, A & C Black and Walker.
    Born in Newcastle, Jill moved to Lincoln at an early age. She did her art foundation course in Lincoln then studied Illustration at Cambridge before moving to London to pursue illustration as a career. She worked in advertising, design and editorial plus work for the BBC. Jill supplemented her income working briefly as a cycle courier!

    Jill now lives in rural Somerset close to the sea with her dog, Bob, and two horses. She spends some of her time helping to train racehorses and loves early morning walks with Bob.

    27th July 2007

    The Fox and the Stork

    These are four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxuriou... More

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    2nd September 2002

    The Frog Princess

    Princess Emeralda isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh sounds like a donkey's bray rather than tinkling bells, she... More

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    6th June 2005

    Buzz Bumble to the Rescue!

    Buzz Bumble is a bit of a show-off. He likes to impress his friends with fancy flying. So when new bee Baby Bumble arriv... More

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    3rd April 2000

    Where Are My Chicks?

    "This is a good book which succeeds in entertaining and informing" Manchester Evening News An absent minded mother hen ... More

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    10th July 2012

    Aesop's Awesome Rhymes: The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs: Book 6

    Golden eggs are a dream to a poor man and wife, Will they give in to greed - or have riches for life? ... More

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    10th July 2012

    Aesop's Awesome Rhymes: The Lion and the Mouse: Book 5

    Mouse is in trouble - he's disturbed Lion's sleep! So he makes Lion a promise - is it too big to keep? ... More

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    10th July 2012

    Aesop's Awesome Rhymes: The Grasshopper and the Ants: Book 7

    In summer Ant works while Grasshopper keeps cool, In the dark days of winter we'll see who's a fool! ... More

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