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Peter Cottrill

Peter Cottrill

  • 4 stars across 14 books
Michelle Magorian is undoubtedly one of the pre-eminent children's writers of historical family drama. She wrote her first novel for young readers over the course of four and a half years and is best-known for Goodnight Mister Tom. It won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and has sold in excess of 1.2 million copies in the UK alone.
1st March 2014


(4 reviews) Review
5th January 2017

His Royal Whiskers

Something bad has happened to Prince Alexander, the only heir to the mighty Petrossian Empire. Something worse than kidn... MoreHis Royal Whiskers

(2 reviews) Review
6th April 2017

Film Crew

It's Art Camp Week and Lara's class is off for an adventure in a big house in the middle of the woods. Mr Mac is keen ... MoreFilm Crew

(1 review) Review
7th March 2002

Worzel Gummidge

Susan and John are having a very dull holiday in the country until they meet Worzel. They are amazed by the walking, ta... MoreWorzel Gummidge

(1 review) Review
13th January 2011

Hopscotch: Adventures: Captain Kidd: Pirate Hunter

Captain Kidd is a pirate hunter and not a pirate - at least, that's what his cabin-boy thinks. But when Kidd's crew turn... MoreHopscotch: Adventures: Captain Kidd: Pirate Hunter

(1 review) Review
1st February 2009

Leapfrog: Handyman Doug

When Doug crashes into Mr Brown's car, he does his best to sort things out. But he just keeps getting it wrong!... MoreLeapfrog: Handyman Doug

(0 reviews) Review
28th November 2008

Danny the Dragon

The humorous story of Danny the friendly dragon told with elements of repetition to help beginner readers develop confid... MoreDanny the Dragon

(0 reviews) Review
8th April 2016

In at the Deep End

Ben knows he's taking on a lot, offering to do the first hundred lengths of the swimathon himself, but he's desperate to... MoreIn at the Deep End

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2nd April 2015


Greta is a girl on a mission: to venture to Avalon and bring back a hero who can save her home from destruction by the m... MoreHercufleas

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The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard

Annie's dad is a private investigator. She's used to mysterious things going on, but when a string of visitors come to h... MoreThe Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard

(0 reviews) Review
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