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Karen Donnelly

  • 5 stars across 49 books
    Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) is considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and created many of the worlds most notable fictional characters, including Fagin, Mr Micawber and Miss Havisham. GILL TAVNER was an English Teacher and Head of Department before turning to writing when she had young children of her own. She has also taught English in South East Asia, worked as a personal trainer, been a management trainee in an insurance company, led treks in Africa, run her own business and painted fake tattoos on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Perhaps it is this variety that makes her such a versatile writer. KAREN DONNELLY lives in the English seaside town of Brighton, where for the past twenty years she has been working as a fulltime illustrator, mostly of children's books. She has solid experience in illustration for publishing, advertising and commercial clients.
    8th May 2014

    Journey to the River Sea

    An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorab... More

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    5th September 2013

    Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

    To celebrate 15 year of this internationally successful, multi-award-winning novel, a beautiful clothbound edition, wi... More

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    31st May 2018

    Oliver Twist

    In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they wil... More

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    20th March 2006

    Private Peaceful

    A stunning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's elegaic novel of the First World War. As young Thomas Peacef... More

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    27th June 2012

    Lucky Stars 1: The Best Friend Wish

    One night Cassie is gazing at the twinkling sky, when suddenly a shooting star zooms into her bedroom and transforms, ... More

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    6th November 2014

    Great Expectations

    One of the world's greatest writers is introduced to a new audience through this accessible retelling with lively illust... More

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    31st January 2013

    Lucky Stars 8: The Sleepover Wish

    On Cassie's seventh birthday she made a new friend - Stella Starkeeper. Stella lives in the sky and uses the magic of th... More

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    30th August 2010

    Little Dorrit

    The classic story by Charles Dickens retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Amy Dorrit gro... More

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    24th September 2012

    Respect!

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    25th October 2012

    Lucky Stars 7: The Christmas Wish

    After meeting sparkly Stella Starkeeper and completing six tasks, Cassie is now a Lucky Star, someone who can grant wi... More

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