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Hilda Offen - Author

Hilda Offen was born in Surrey and lived for the first part of her life on an entirely self-sufficient small-holding. She attended Reigate School of Art for three years and, when she had saved enough money by working for a printing firm, she became a freelance illustrator and worked for magazines and newspapers. She then did an English degree at University College, London which she enjoyed very much. She illustrated many collections of Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Stories and wrote her first book RITA THE RESCUER. She followed this with two others, OLD WILLIAM AND THE SEVENTH SHEEP and MRS. LAMPKINS LODGER. She then started writing and illustrating her own books and has so far written nine. She works at home, but does some teaching in colleges which she values as it gives her a chance to keep in touch with the children she is writing for. She believes that "any book for children should be capable of firing the imagination." Hilda Offen lives in Sussex.

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The Galloping Ghost
Hilda Offen
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize 2009 Another brilliantly funny story from an incredibly funny author. Josh is not impressed when he has to write a poem for homework so he decides to ‘borrow' one from a book....
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/08/2008
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Wizard's Warning
Hilda Offen
A book that is full of enchantment and pandemonium. The Wizard King is losing his hair and as no King is allowed lose his hair, his son and heir just back from school will have to take over. Poor Florian has...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2007
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Trouble With Owls
Hilda Offen
Hilda Offen is so good at creating characters, both animal and human that children can really empathise with and in this one, the Howlett owls and the Honeybell family are no exception. Sure to build reader confidence and ability with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2006
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Watch Out For Witches!
Hilda Offen
Hilda Offen's brilliantly funny story about a spoilt prince, five witches, a fairy godmother and a clever girl, will have newly fluent readers from 5 upwards enjoying every moment of it. Guaranteed to build reader confidence and a love of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2006
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Rita in Rocky Park
Hilda Offen
Rita may be small and often left behind but she’s not the kind of girl to sit about long. Especially when there is someone to be rescued. In fact, Rita is something of a superhero and here she’s off catching...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2005
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Rita in the Deep Blue Sea
Hilda Offen
An absolutely delightful tale of adventure for an ordinary girl called Rita who becomes ‘supergirl’. The text is full of humour and complements the illustrations brilliantly. Imaginations will run riot as Rita manages to save numerous people from almost certain...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2005
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