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Jill Murphy - Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors

Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.

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If you like Jill Murphy you might also like to read books by J K Rowling.

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All in One Piece
Jill Murphy
Children and adults alike love Jill Murphy's stories of Mrs Large and her unruly family. In this story, Mrs Large is trying to get ready for a long-awaited evening out, interrupted at every stage by her children. ‘Can't I just...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
The Worst Witch is an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf, and it is reissued here with a special jacket to accompany the new CBBC series. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her best to get away from her children for just five minutes peace (and managing a scant three minutes...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/12/2015
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her best to get away from her children for just five minutes peace (and managing a scant three minutes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Worst Witch and The Wishing Star
Jill Murphy
Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star
Jill Murphy
The classic character Mildred Hubble, the most disaster-prone young witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches is back with a wonderful new adventure to celebrate 40 years since she first started at the school! It's the beginning of a new...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has magic galore. Unfortunately for Mildred Hubble, most of it has a habit of going badly wrong....
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
Long before Harry Potter got to Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble had been learning similar skills at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Unfortunately, Mildred is the very worst pupil in the school. Now back for a second year, things aren't going any...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Peace at Last
Jill Murphy
A new board book edition of the picture book classic, in a size that's perfect for little paws! A timeless storybook classic full of bright colourful pictures that accompany a simple, repetitive text. Children will delight in all the wonderful...
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Format: Board book | Released 14/03/2013
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The Worst Witch to the Rescue
Jill Murphy
Full of witchcraft, wizardry and black magic, The World's Worst Witch is a suitable alternative if you're fed up of re-reading your Harry Potter. Any child who remembers their first day at school will sympathise with Mildred Hubble. Usually a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2008
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The Worst Witch To The Rescue
Jill Murphy
Full of witchcraft and wizardry and black magic, The World's Worst Witch is a suitable alternative if you're fed up of re-reading your Harry Potter. Any child who remembers their first day at school will sympathise with Mildred Hubble. Usually...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2007
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The Worst Witch Collection
Jill Murphy
Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch called Mildred Hubble. This collection of 5 classics in one collection, beautifully contained in a sturdy slipcase is the perfect present for 5-9 year olds. Mad-cap...
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Format: Trade-only Material | Released 04/10/2007
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Peace at Last
Jill Murphy
A timeless storybook classic full of bright colourful pictures that accompany a simple, repetitive text. Children will delight in all the wonderful sound effects and Mr Bear's reaction to the noises that stop him going to sleep until...you'll find out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2007
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The Last Noo-Noo
Jill Murphy
A must for every child who loves their dummy and every parent who has ever tried to get rid of it! Marlon the monster loves his dummy or noo-noo as he calls it. However many tricks his mother and particularly...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2006
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The Worst Witch Saves The Day
Jill Murphy
Perfect as a treat for Halloween. Long before Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble was a delightfully hopeless pupil at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and Wizards in the very first Worst Witch story. Who cares that she's the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2005
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The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has magic galore. Unfortunately for Mildred Hubble, most of it has a habit of going badly wrong....
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 25/11/2004
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Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
Long before Harry Potter got to Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble had been learning similar skills at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Unfortunately, Mildred is the very worst pupil in the school. Now back for a second year, things aren't going any...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/1983
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