Indie Kidd by Karen Mccombie

Indie Kidd

Written by Karen Mccombie

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Indie Kids best (est) friend Fee is very sad because her cat was run over. So, she goes all out to ‘cheer up Fee’ – but what Indie Kid hasn’t got yet is that Fee needs sometime to be glum and grieve for her cat.

A great book for helping children understand death and loss and why it’s OK to be sad and how you can get through it.


Indie Kidd by Karen Mccombie

More adventures with Indie Kidd, her animal-mad mum, best friends Soph and Fee, and step-brother Dylan. When Fee's cat gets run over, Indie thinks she knows how to cheer her best friend up. But a trip to the Animal Rescue Centre goes wrong, and Indie realizes that Fee needs time to get over the loss of her pet.

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she learnt to walk at an angle of 45 degrees against the biting north wind. Her hobbies were drawing, keeping scrapbooks, writing short stories and wearing thermal underwear (except for the three days in summer when it was warm). Her primary-school teacher, Miss Thompson, once told Karen that she should be an author when she grew up. Karen thinks Miss Thompson was only trying to be nice, but is very, very glad she turned out to be right.

As an adult, Karen studied graphic design and communication, before landing a job as a trainee magazine journalist at a Scottish publisher. A few years later, she packed up all her worldly possessions and cat, Cecy, and headed to London for a job with teen magazine Just 17. She worked for several other magazines - including Sugar - before she thought about trying to write a book. She still lives in London, writing books for a living (hurray!), surrounded by cats as well as a husband, who likes to type silly lines into her stories when she's not looking. Karen and her husband have a lovely little daughter called Milly, who thinks her mum's job is to make Playdough cookies.

As an artist, Karen is the author of the best-selling Ally's World series, as well as the Stella Etc. books and Marshmallow Magic and the Wild Rose Rouge. She's also written several books for older teens, including My Funny Valentine and In Sarah's Shadow. Karen loves writing and her fattest cat, Bysshe, loves to watch her writing. The only problem is, he likes to get right up close, and often the keyboard disappears under folds of ginger fur as Bysshe settles himself down for a purr and a stare.

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160 pages
Interest Age: 7+


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2006




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