Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes - Author Picture

Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes - Author

Jenny Overton grew up in a Surrey village that is still her home today. After taking a degree in English she spent most of her working life as an editor and wrote several books for children. She wrote The Thirteen Days of Christmas as a story
for her younger sister.

Shirley Hughes has created some of the most enduring characters in children’s literature and for this she was honoured with an O.B.E. in 1999. She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including twice winning the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes

The Thirteen Days of Christmas
Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes
A charming and deliciously witty story about an unusual Christmas present and the part it plays in bringing a young couple together. Three children long for their older sister to marry her sweetheart but they know that he'll only woo...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Jenny Overton & Shirley Hughes and hundreds of other authors.


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools