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Laura Owen - Author

Pippa Goodhart (who also writes under the pen name of Laura Owen) comes from a background of selling children’s books, teaching, and children’s book publishing. She has been writing children’s books for about twenty years, with over eighty books published, ranging from a board book to novels for adults. You Choose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, was winner of Mumsnet’s Best Book of the Year for Three to Four Year Olds and it has been picked again and again by Bookstart as one of their books to give three-year-olds, (and by the Booked Up scheme to be given to twelve year olds. Pippa also writes the Winnie the Witch young fiction range under the pen name of Laura Owen. As well as writing, Pippa does lots of school visits and also teaches a Writing for Children module at De Montfort University. Pippa is currently helping her architect husband to build a new house! She has lived in Leicester for twenty-five years.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Disgusting Dinners and Other Stories
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
Winnie the witch and her black cat Wilbur are deservedly some of the most popular characters in contemporary children's books. This bumper volume contains twelve different adventures, involving them in a variety of entertaining and unusual domestic dramas. As always,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Winnie and Wilbur: Broomstick Alert and Other Stories
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
This bumper collection of Winnie the Witch stories is a real treat for young readers. There are twelve different adventures to enjoy, each one of them bursting with typically riotous adventures starring Winnie and her long-suffering companion Wilbur. No matter...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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The Misadventures of Winnie the Witch
Laura Owen
A collection of eight hilarious stories about Winnie the Witch and her faithful cat Wilbur. Whether it is creating fabulous knickers or causing chaos on the football pitch Winnie has a knack of being at the heart of all kinds...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Winnie's Halloween Gift Pack
Laura Owen
What better way to spend Halloween than in the company of everyone's favourite witch? This pumpkin-orange gift pack includes two of Winnie's favourite books: Nitty Winnie! and Winnie Goes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Spooky Winnie
Laura Owen
The best-selling and ever popular witch Winnie and her cat Wilbur star in the four laugh-out-loud stories in this collection. When things go wrong with the washing machine Winnie tries to create a time machine to solve all her problems....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Absolutely Winnie!
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
July 2013 Book of the Month The Winnie the Witch young fiction is perfect for children moving on from picture books and beginning to read by themselves or for sharing together with your child. These funny, lively stories with the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Misadventures of Winnie the Witch
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
A handsome gift volume of eight hilarious stories about Winnie the Witch and her faithful cat Wilbur. Whether it is creating fabulous knickers or causing chaos on the football pitch Winnie has a knack of being at the heart of...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/10/2012
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Nitty Winnie
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
Best-selling Winnie the Witch is used to awkward and unpleasant situations but getting nits is a new one – and one of the worst. Will she be able to get rid of them with a bit of abracadabra? Just one...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Winnie Takes All!
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
This fantastic boxed set includes two favourite Winnie books: Winnie Goes for Gold and Winnie Shapes Up. They come in a marvellous presentation slipcase and there's a fabulous free gift, too!
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/06/2012
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Winnie Goes Wild!
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
In four new stories, illustrated by Korky Paul, everyone's favourite witch shows a little bit of her wild side: solving crimes, making wishes come true, shearing sheep, or swinging from a jungle vine. Welcome to Winnie's world! Includes of course,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2012
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Winnie Goes for Gold
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
Four crazily funny stories featuring everyone's favourite witch, her big black cat, Wilbur, and a zany supporting cast of new characters. The bestselling Winnie the Witch is not one to miss out on the excitement of the Olympics. In the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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The Misadventures of Winnie the Witch
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
A handsome gift volume of eight hilarious stories about Winnie the Witch and her faithful cat Wilbur. Whether it is creating fabulous knickers or causing chaos on the football pitch Winnie has a knack of being at the heart of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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Winnie Shapes Up
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
The zany witch Winnie has four very surprising adventures in each of the entertaining short stories in this collection. Whatever Winnie does it always seems to go horribly wrong. Raising money through a sponsored silence, helping aliens find their way...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Winnie Takes the Plunge
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
Popular worldwide, accident prone Winnie the Witch is back for new adventures in this collection of stories that are perfect for developing readers aged 5+. Winnie is always up to take the plunge whether it is sharing her house with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Winnie Goes Batty
Laura Owen
A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011- Reading Together category Well-loved Winnie the Witch is back in four new adventures each as madcap as the one before! Entranced by a visit to the circus, Winnie decides she'll have...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Winnie's Big Cackling Book
Laura Owen
Ten of Winnie and Wilbur's craziest capers feature in this 10 books in 1 chunky book format. But be ready for Winnie's cacklingly good laugh as you open the cover! Wilbur and Winnie's exploits are guaranteed to give you the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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Winnie's Big Catch
Laura Owen
Easy to read, these four short stories give fresh insights into the life of the loveable if accident prone Winnie the Witch. From buying upholstered knickers to stop her getting bruised on her broomstick to trying to sell her unwanted...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Giddy-up, Winnie!
Laura Owen
Winnie and Wilbur are up to all sorts of mischief yet again in this cackling good read that consists of four crazily funny stories. Winnie and Wilbur together with their equally zany friends are illustrated brilliantly and exuberantly by the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2009
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Winnie The Twit
Laura Owen
Fun to read and well-matched by their illustrations, these four short stories tell of yet more dramatic and hilarious adventures for Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur. Winnie variously tries to find the perfect pet, to fix things with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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Winnie Says Cheese
Laura Owen
Four great, easy-to-read stories about the popular witch Winnie and her loyal cat Wilbur. Winnie and Wilbur have an adventure with a tooth fairy who gives Winnie a terrible fang, deal with the fleas in Wilbur's fur when they want...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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Whizz-bang Winnie
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction 5+ age range. Finding good books for those children moving on from picture books is always a tough call as...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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Reader ReviewedMini Winnie
Laura Owen - illustrated by Korky Paul
It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction for children of 5+. Finding good books for those children moving on from picture books is always a tough call...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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