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Vivian French - Author

About the Author

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of  her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture  book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. Vivian teaches on the  illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the  mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She  lives in Edinburgh. Read further information about Vivian French here.

 

Featured books by Vivian French

Ava's Sparkling Spell

Ava's Sparkling Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls magic school featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

ebook of the month
Madison's Starry Spell

Madison's Starry Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in a magic school for girls. Featuring popular themes of friendship and magic within in a school setting accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

ebook of the month
Sophie's Shining Spell

Sophie's Shining Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls magic school featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

ebook of the month
Emma's Glittering Spell

Emma's Glittering Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls' magic school, featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

ebook of the month
Olivia's Twinkling Spell

Olivia's Twinkling Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls' magic school, featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

ebook of the month

Other books by Vivian French

Detective Dan: A Bloomsbury Reader

Detective Dan: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A quirky school comedy from Vivian French. Perfect for fans of Wigglesbottom Primary and Kes Grey's Daisy books. When Dan gets into trouble at school for being untidy, he teams up with his best friend Billy to find out who's throwing his lunchbox on the floor. With chalk fingerprints and missing sardine sandwiches as clues, Detective Dan is on the case! This humorous mystery from award-winning author Vivian French has appealing black-and-white illustrations by Daniel Duncan and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+ Quizzed for Accelerated Reader

How Billy Hippo Learned His Colours

How Billy Hippo Learned His Colours

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Award-winning children's author Vivian French teams up again with illustrator Hannah Foley for the second book in the Billy Hippo series. This vibrant, colourful tale is about Billy the hippo who is keen to find a very special gift for his dad's birthday. This is a gentle and humorous tale for two- to five-year-olds.

Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party

Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when it's her friend Marjory's birthday, Lottie sees a way she can use her special powers to get her the biggest surprise ever...

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when someone keeps destroying the school bloom garden it's only Lottie who can come to the rescue...

The Dragon's Breakfast

The Dragon's Breakfast

Author: Vivian French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2019

A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess andTom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast. Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane (Pom for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her especially her dad, the King of Struggen, who's busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a friendly young orphan named Billy appears at the palace, Pom decides to run off with him. She's after adventure, and knows exactly where she'll find it: Bullion Island, a tiny patch of land that stands exactly between Struggen and Thrum. Legend has it that there's pirate treasure hiding in Bullion's sea-caves, guarded by a fearsome dragon but nobody knows for sure, because no sailor has managed a return trip. But Pom isn't afraid of dragons or anything else!

The Dragon's Breakfast

The Dragon's Breakfast

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess andTom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast. Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane ( Pom for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her - especially her dad, the King of Struggen, who's busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a friendly young orphan named Billy appears at the palace, Pom decides to run off with him. She's after adventure, and knows exactly where she'll find it: Bullion Island, a tiny patch of land that stands exactly between Struggen and Thrum. Legend has it that there's pirate treasure hiding in Bullion's sea-caves, guarded by a fearsome dragon - but nobody knows for sure, because no sailor has managed a return trip. But Pom isn't afraid of dragons ... or anything else! Vivian French is a sublime storyteller - Sunday Telegraph

We're Getting a Cat!

We're Getting a Cat!

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

A delightfully cheerful non-fiction picture book about how to care for your cat, from much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Salvatore Rubbino. A non-fiction picture book about a rescue cat, with a charmingly funny story by Vivian French and lively illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino. The story follows a family who have just moved into a mouse-infested flat. Dad is terrified of mice and, after several sleepless nights, decides they should get a cat. They meet Kevin the cat in a rescue home - he's big and strong, and they're sure he'll catch all of the mice. But Kevin has other ideas... Join this lovable tomcat as he settles into his new home, gradually learning how to use a litter tray, when he'll be fed and that it's probably better to use a scratching post than to shred the back of Dad's chair. The caption text provides information on feeding, grooming and caring for your cat - and at the end of the book, there's a handy index and bibliography.

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