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Jan Mark - Author

Jan Mark was born in Hertfordshire during the Second World War. She would have been born in London, but her mother had been evacuated. She moved around a lot as a child, and ended up in Oxford. Sadly, she died suddenly from meningitis on 16 Jan 2006.

Jan Mark was one of the most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal for her novels Thunder and Lightnings and Handles; and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Click here to see more of her books

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By Hook or by Crook
Jan Mark - illustrated by Tony Ross
There are two stories by Jan Mark in this hugely attractive little book in Barrington Stoke's new Conkers series, both set in Medieval England. The Abbot of Canterbury needs the help of a poor shepherd boy to solve puzzles set...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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Robin Hood All at Sea
Jan Mark - illustrated by Tony Ross
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. The classic story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men is given a new twist in this witty story told in words and pictures. Robin Hood is sick of his way of life robbing...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Voyager
Jan Mark
This is the exciting sequel to Riding Tycho and the story begins as Demetria is rescued from the sea having been sun-scorched and dangerously dehydrated during her escape from High Island. But the life ahead is by no means easy....
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2007
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Riding Tycho
Jan Mark
A thrilling and surprisingly energizing story of one girl’s courage in escaping from a repressive society to search for something more fulfilling and creative. This is the first and if you like it try the sequel Voyager. Life on...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2006
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Turbulence
Jan Mark
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. What the judges said: This is a story of family life, rendered more chaotic than ever by the arrival of a self-obsessed stranger. Mark demonstrates her unerring ability to unpick the...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/11/2005
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