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Gillian Cross - Author

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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The Demon Headmaster: Total Control
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Robin Boyden
Surrender yourself to the new hypnotic spell of the Demon Headmaster, with new kids, a new school, and a new thrilling scheme for world domination. Fast paced and action packed adventure, written by the award-winning Gillian Cross. Resistance is not...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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The Demon Headmaster
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Robin Boyden
One of the great characters of children's books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Amber's Song
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Marta Kissi
From the author of The Demon Headmaster and other classics of contemporary children's literature comes a story of how working together can bring a peaceful solution no matter how much discord there is! Mark has a new baby sister, who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2016
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Mozart's Banana
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Richard Morgan
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7+ The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tells a thrilling and funny story about the taming of a wild horse. Mozart's Banana is a horse who is a daft as his name. Even Sammy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Peter Cottrill
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tackles mystery and sleuthing in this exciting story about a missing dad. Annie's dad is a Crime Buster; he is always following clues and solving mysteries. But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2014
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The Cupcake Wedding
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Nina de Polonia
Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 7+ Best-selling Gillian Cross tells a funny and touching wedding story. Holly's sister Mia and her boyfriend James are only 19 but they are sure they want to get married. Holly's mum and dad are...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2013
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After Tomorrow
Gillian Cross
Winner of The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014 - Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 11-14 age category & Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Award winning Gillian Cross...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2013
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The Monster Snowman
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7+ Jack and his friends build the greatest, scariest snowman in the whole world - until it comes alive! An entertaining and clever story by an award- winning author and illustator, Ross Collins. Also suitable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2012
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The Great Elephant Chase
Gillian Cross
Prize-winning author Gillian Cross tells a wonderful adventure of how two children and an elephant travel across America trying to escape the clutches of a rapacious crook, who is determined to get his hands on the creature at almost any...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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The Dark Behind the Curtain
Gillian Cross
Spine tingling from start to finish, this brilliant book is shot through with menace before reaching a hugely satisfying conclusion. Colin gets mixed up in the school play by accident. In trouble for something else, doing the play is meant...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2010
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Calling a Dead Man
Gillian Cross
A tense thriller set against a frozen background of Siberia. Two girls set out to uncover the mystery surrounding the apparent death of John Cox. Finding his mobile, they begin a deadly dangerous mission to find their missing friend.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Where I Belong
Gillian Cross
Prize-winning author Gillian Cross tells a nail biting and fascinating story that'll make readers think hard about how the lives of individuals connect and the wide ranging impacts they can have. Told in the voices of three teenagers who become...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Facing the Demon Headmaster - 6
Gillian Cross
Dinah and her friends eagerly enter the competition to find out all they can about the mysterious D.J. Pardoman who is making their club so popular. When Dinah does some research she finds out the scary truth. Will she be...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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The Demon Headmaster Takes Over - 5
Gillian Cross
Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey thought the Demon Headmaster was gone for good, so when they move back to their old house everything seems safe at first. Then strange things start to happen. Libraries are closing down, the internet keeps crashing,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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Revenge of the Demon Headmaster - 3
Gillian Cross
Dinah and her friends try to get to the bottom of the new trend sweeping the school. Everyone seems to have gone crazy for Hunky Parker but why? Can SPLAT break the trend and keep the school safe?
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Demon Headmaster Strikes Again - 4
Gillian Cross
Dinah and her friends hope they have escaped the demon headmaster when they move villages but when some very unusual things begin to happen, Dinah feels sure that the Demon headmaster is not as far away as she would like...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Wolf
Gillian Cross
This Carnegie prize-winning title brilliantly tells a spine-chilling thriller of contemporary terrorists interwoven with an understanding of it through the story of Red Riding Hood. Cassie draws on the fairy story as a way of dealing with the dangerous uncertainties...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2008
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The Nightmare Game -The Lost Trilogy book 3
Gillian Cross
The Lost trilogy concludes with a powerful drama in the real world that has serious repercussions in the miniature world which Rob also inhabits. Rob has to work hard to keep everyone while also trying to work out why the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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The Black Room - The Lost Trilogy book 2
Gillian Cross
This, the second part of the Lost trilogy tells how Rob moves between his old, full-size life and his new tiny one. Both are full of dangers and Rob has to show great courage in both in two stories with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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The Dark Ground - The Lost Trilogy book 1
Gillian Cross
Full of suspense, this is an edgy fantasy thriller in which a boy has to learn to survive in an alien world when he finds himself reduced to a tiny size and abandoned in the forest. While others forget their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2005
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The Demon Headmaster - 1
Gillian Cross
One of the great characters of children's books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 03/06/2004
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The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain - 2
Gillian Cross
The story of how Dinah and her friends work against the Demon Headmaster continues as a new computer game arrives in the school and seems to take over the pupils. Even Dinah finds herself trapped in accessing the Prime Ministers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2004
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