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Gillian Shields - Author

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.

Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them. She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

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Henry's Holiday
Gillian Shields - illustrated by Rosie Reeve
A Picture Books for kids that love Adventure. Children will love this warm and witty story with its adorably entertaining central character. Poor little Henry, unlike all the other baby penguins who are having fun sliding on the ice...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2009
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Bear's Golden Hearts
Gillian Shields
This is a heart-warming story about friendship and belonging, illustrated by an award-winning illustrator. A little brown bear with a bag of golden hearts sits high up on a shelf in a toyshop. No one wants him so one day...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Tom's Tree
Gillian Shields
A truly uplifting story about love, hope and the importance of patience. Tom plants a seed and imagines what it will be like as it grows – the trunk is a tall mast of a ship with dragons hiding in...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2009
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Puppy Love
Gillian Shields
A heart-warming story of two dogs who’s crosses the strict doggy social divide. Esme is a posh poodle living in a pent house apartment. Sam is mongrel living in a crowded tenement. How they meet, fall in love and, most...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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