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              Books by Vivian French

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              The Runaways of Haddington Hall
               

              The Runaways of Haddington Hall (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Cover design or artwork by Visirin, Lia

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              "Vivian French is a writer of tremendous charm." Literary Review Irresistible characters and a compulsive plot, with twists aplenty; Vivian French conjures up the very spirit of Dickensian England in a wonderful new novel for middle-grade readers. The city of Middleminster has be...come a battlefield. Not one but two Charitable Ladies' Associations are scouring the streets, searching for plucky urchins to aoerescuea. A young laundry-maid by the name of Minnie O'Sullivan is soon whisked away to Paradise Cottage, a nightmarish home for wayward orphans - even though her mother is very much alive. Her friends plot to help her, but first they'll have to outwit Mrs Doomchapel, a wicked philanthropist, and Obadiah Marpike, a dastardly conman hiding in plain sight... aoeDelightful ... with its edge-of-your-seat pace, it deserves applause.a Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week) on The Steam Whistle Theatre Company aoeStorytelling at its best ... a classic in the making.a The Scotsman on The Steam Whistle Theatre Company
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              ISBN 9781406387537
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Detective Dan: A Bloomsbury Reader: Lime Book Band

              Detective Dan: A Bloomsbury Reader: Lime Book Band (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Duncan, Daniel

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              A quirky school comedy from Vivian French. Perfect for fans of Wigglesbottom Primary and Kes Grey's Daisy books. When Dan gets into trouble at school for being untidy, he teams up with his best friend Billy to find out who's throwing his lunchbox on the floor. With chalk fingerpr...ints and missing sardine sandwiches as clues, Detective Dan is on the case! This humorous mystery from award-winning author Vivian French has appealing black-and-white illustrations by Daniel Duncan and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Guided Reading series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader
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              ISBN 9781472967305
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Bloomsbury Readers
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              Maps: From Anna to Zane
               

              Maps: From Anna to Zane (Hardback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Huang, Ya-Ling

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                6 Jul 22

              A whimsical story about learning to use maps, perfect for very young children. One day, Anna's friend Zane sends her an invitation: Come to tea tomorrow! This is the way to my home. Love, Zane. Inside the envelope, there's a MAP. Anna soon decides to make a map of her own, too ...... and before long, Dad and even Whiskers the cat are in on the fun. From routes to symbols, point of view and scale, join Anna and her dad as they explore the wonderful world of maps - with words by Vivian French, storyteller extraordinaire, and delightful pictures by rising star Ya-Ling Huang.
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              ISBN 9781406388749
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2022
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party

              Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Reed, Nathan

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              A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout.

              ISBN 9780008343019
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Lottie Luna
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              The Dragon's Breakfast

              The Dragon's Breakfast (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Kissi, Marta

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              A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess andTom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast.Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane ("Pom" for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her - especially ...her dad, the King of Struggen, who's busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a friendly young orphan named Billy appears at the palace, Pom decides to run off with him. She's after adventure, and knows exactly where she'll find it: Bullion Island, a tiny patch of land that stands exactly between Struggen and Thrum. Legend has it that there's pirate treasure hiding in Bullion's sea-caves, guarded by a fearsome dragon - but nobody knows for sure, because no sailor has managed a return trip. But Pom isn't afraid of dragons ... or anything else!"Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" - Sunday Telegraph
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              ISBN 9781406379365
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Lottie Luna and the Giant Gargoyle

              Lottie Luna and the Giant Gargoyle (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Reed, Nathan

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              A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout.

              ISBN 9780008343071
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Lottie Luna
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              30 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Giants' Tea Party

              The Giants' Tea Party (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Kissi, Marta

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              A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast and The Dragon's Breakfast. "French is a skilled storyteller ... she reminds us how fresh a fairy tale can feel in the right hands." - The New York Times Prin...ce Max is on a mission. The royal family are down to their very last penny, so the king and queen have sent him away to the valley of the giants - with only a grumpy old donkey for company. According to legend, the giants are rich beyond all imagining: they live in gold palaces, drink from gold goblets and brush their teeth with gold toothpaste. But are the legends true and, even if they are, will the giants be willing to share their treasure? With the help of his donkey companion and Caromel, the talking cat, Max is about to find out. And he must keep his wits about him ... there are worse dangers than giants, lurking in the shadows! "French is a writer of tremendous charm, her world at once comedic and believable." - Literary Review
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              ISBN 9781406392586
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series French's Funny Fairy Tales
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              Stargirl Academy 5: Emma's Glittering Spell

              Stargirl Academy 5: Emma's Glittering Spell (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian

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              Welcome to Stargirl Academy, the magical school in the clouds! It has been reopened by its head teacher to train children to be modern day fairy godmothers. The girls learn lots of spells which they use to help people in trouble. For every successful mission they gain a star, and... once they have six stars they will be fully qualified stargirls.
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              ISBN 9781406345278
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Stargirl Academy
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              Lottie Luna and the Fang Fairy

              Lottie Luna and the Fang Fairy (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Reed, Nathan

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              A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout.

              ISBN 9780008343040
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Lottie Luna
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              26 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Oliver's Vegetables

              Oliver's Vegetables (Paperback)

              By French, Vivian; Illustrated by Bartlett, Alison

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              Do you like chips? Oliver does, in fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa. Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach. This book is for parents with slightly fussy childr...en and it introduces the days of the week.
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              ISBN 9780340634790
              Released NZ 25 Oct 1995
              Publisher Hachette Children's Books
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Oliver
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