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Gwyneth Rees - Author

About the Author

Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied medicine and qualified as a doctor, working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award. She lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and one noisy cat. 

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Libby in the Middle

Libby in the Middle

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Libby and her big sister Bella used to be close, but lately it's felt like Bella is a closed book: she's sarcastic and mean and obsessed with her boyfriend. Then there's six-year-old Grace, the baby of the family. Whenever Mum and Dad aren't at work, it's all about Grace. So where does Libby fit in? Things change suddenly when the girls move to the tiny village where their dad grew up - as their bossy Aunt Thecla has offered to pay for them to go to a posh new school. Libby doesn't mind, but Bella can't bear to leave her boyfriend behind. Soon there are secrets everywhere ... Perfect for readers of Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson and Judy Blume, Libby in the Middle is a story about family, friendship and discovering where you fit into the world.

Earth to Daniel

Earth to Daniel

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Daniel knows that his mum was very ill once - mentally ill. But he doesn't like to think about it - and anyway, she's fine now. She's even landed a big new job as a head teacher. The problem is, she's head of his new school! It's so embarrassing - everyone is going to make fun of him. But then things get even tougher for Daniel. With his father abroad, his mum stops taking the medication that prevents her illness coming back. As his mum starts to act like she's from another planet, Daniel realises that something is terribly wrong. And that he is the only person who can help her ... Earth to Daniel comes to Bloomsbury for a refreshed cover look and renewed marketing and publicity to bring new readers to this quirky, lovely modern classic. Moving, funny and totally relatable, Earth to Daniel is a story about looking out for yourself, looking out for your family and finding friends in unlikely places. Originally published as My Mum is from Planet Pluto.

The Shell Princess

The Shell Princess

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Down in the watery blue depths of the ocean is Tingle Reef - home to young mermaid Rani and a whole host of fishy friends! It's an underwater world of magic and mystery - where Rani's adventures are about to begin... Rani has always known that she's different from the rest of her family. Her flowing red hair and glowing amber eyes stand out from the other mermaids, who have golden hair and eyes like the sea. But Rani's about to find out that she's more different than she realised - she's got magic powers!

Mermaid Magic

Mermaid Magic

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Down in the watery blue depths of the ocean is Tingle Reef - home to young mermaid Rani and a whole host of fishy friends! It's an underwater world of magic and mystery - where Rani's adventures are about to begin... Rani has always known that she's different from the rest of her family. Her flowing red hair and glowing amber eyes stand out from the other mermaids, who have golden hair and eyes like the sea. But Rani's about to find out that she's more different than she realised - she's got magic powers!

Rani's Sea Spell

Rani's Sea Spell

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Down in the watery blue depths of the ocean is Tingle Reef - home to young mermaid Rani and a whole host of fishy friends! It's an underwater world of magic and mystery - where Rani's adventures are about to begin... Rani has always known that she's different from the rest of her family. Her flowing red hair and glowing amber eyes stand out from the other mermaids, who have golden hair and eyes like the sea. But Rani's about to find out that she's more different than she realised - she's got magic powers!

The Honeymoon Sisters

The Honeymoon Sisters

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Poppy's house has always had at least one little foster-brother or sister. But when her mum announces they'll be getting a new foster-child, she isn't expecting it to be Sadie Shaw. Sadie is hard as nails, cold as ice, tougher than a tiger - and she's the new girl in Poppy's class at school. They'd never be seen together in public. Now they're sharing a bathroom. Sadie and Poppy have a secret. They may not like each other, but their mums are sisters - who haven't even spoken for years. But now Sadie's mum's disappeared, her dad's in prison and Poppy's mum is treating her like a long-lost daughter. How can Mum fall for Sadie's sweet-as-honey act - when Poppy knows all too well what she's really like?

The Mum Hunt

The Mum Hunt

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

How hard can it be to find the perfect partner for your dad? Esmie misses her mum, even though she was only a tiny baby when she died. She has a photo by her bed, and sometimes - when she needs advice or just fancies a chat - she asks her mum for help. Sometimes she even hears her reply. But Esmie thinks her dad is lonely. And her big brother Matthew would definitely benefit from a female influence. So Esmie decides to take action: she's going to find her dad a girlfriend. Beautiful, clever, charming, kind to children and animals ... How hard can it be to find the perfect partner for your dad? In the book which won her the Red House Children's Book Award, Gwyneth Rees tells a story of healing and love with characteristic charm and humour. The Mum Hunt comes to Bloomsbury for a refreshed cover look and renewed marketing and publicity to bring new readers to this quirky, lovely modern classic.

My Super Sister and the Birthday Party

My Super Sister and the Birthday Party

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Emma and Saffie are going to stay with their grandparents for the summer to learn how to use their superpowers. Grandma has powers too, but Grandpa doesn't, and he definitely doesn't like the gnomes doing the gardening, or the washing-up doing itself - he'd rather play with his model aeroplanes. As the summer passes, the girls are having lots of fun - Emma brings a whole doll's house to life, but all Saffie wants is to cheer up Grandpa - so she decides to throw him the best party ever. What could possibly go wrong?

My Super Sister

My Super Sister

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Emma knows that having superpowers isn't always easy, especially when you have to keep them secret. But it's even harder when your mischievous little sister can't help using them in the naughtiest of ways. And when Saffie makes the new nosy neighbours' garden shed come to life and hop over the hedge it's up to Emma to cover its tracks before it's too late! Being a big sister has never been so heroic!

Fairy Rescue

Fairy Rescue

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2007

After a bad asthma attack Maddie spends the summer holidays at her grandparents' house. As usual, her mother is very overprotective, so Maddie is thrilled to meet Poppy, a flower fairy, out in the woods. Poppy only has one wing so she can't fly, but soon she and Maddie are having lots of fun together. When Poppy's best fairy friends Primrose and Daisy disappear, Maddie and Poppy set off into the woods to track them down. But book fairies, dream fairies and tooth fairies have mysteriously vanished too - and Maddy soon finds herself on an exciting and daring rescue mission!

The Making of May

The Making of May

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2007

Eleven-year-old May's life changes dramatically when she leaves the city and moves to Thornton Hall, a big house in the countryside where her grown-up brother Ben has got the job of gardener - despite having been less than truthful about his qualifications! With her new friend, Alex, May discovers that life at the Hall isn't quite as simple as it seems. What lies behind the locked tower room door that housekeeper Mrs Daniels guards so closely? As May and Alex begin a journey of discovery, transforming the Hall's overgrown walled garden, Mrs Daniels starts to close in on Ben's little secret. Could May be about to lose Thornton Hall - just as she realises its power to be the making of both her and Alex?

Cosmo and the Great Witch Escape

Cosmo and the Great Witch Escape

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2006

Cosmo, a witch-cat, is delighted that evil Sybil - the most terrible of witches - is safely in prison. In fact, she's even fitted with a special tag, which means that if she and her cronies try to escape they will be turned into frogs. But then mysterious goings-on are reported in Witch News. Baby witches are being visited by a strange new health visitor - and having their long, curly toenails clipped and stolen! Something sinister is afoot. Could it be that Sybil and her criminal cauldron are at work again?

Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/03/2006

The Mum Detective

The Mum Detective

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2005

Esmie knows she wants to be a detective when she grows up - just like her dad. And now is the perfect time to start honing her investigative skills. First of all there's the mystery disappearance of Esmie's brother's girlfriend's mum (interestingly complicated!). Could she still be alive? Or does a vital clue lie beneath the soil of the local allotment? Even more importantly, Esmie is worried that her dad still hasn't proposed to his girlfriend, Lizzie. After all, Esmie went to enough trouble to act as match-maker for them! Then Esmie discovers that something very strange is going on - Lizzie is having a secret rendezvous with a mysterious man when she is supposed to be at work. What on earth is Lizzie's secret - and can Esmie find a way to make sure her new 'mum' and dad stay together forever?

Fairy Dreams

Fairy Dreams

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2005

Evie gets a wonderful surprise when she goes to stay at her grandma's house. Fairies appear in the night. They are dream fairies and they live at the bottom of Evie's bed. Even better, Evie can go and have magical adventures with them in fairyland! Soon Evie discovers that Grandma can see the fairies too. But will they still be there when Grandma returns from hospital - and how can Evie make sure that their special brand of fairy magic will stay with Grandma forever?

My Mum's from Planet Pluto

My Mum's from Planet Pluto

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2005

Daniel knows that his mum was very ill once - mentally ill. She's fine now, and she's even landed a big new job as a head teacher. The problem is, she's head of his new school! It's so embarrassing - everyone is going to tease him. But then things get even tougher for Daniel. With his father abroad, his mum stops taking the medication that prevents her illness coming back. As she starts behaving more and more weirdly, Daniel realizes that something is terribly wrong. And that he is the only person who can help her. . .

Fairy Treasure

Fairy Treasure

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2004

Connie is not a child who likes books. So she's not too pleased when she's sent to stay with her eccentric author aunt. But then Connie meets Ruby -- a book-fairy -- in the dusty old library. Ruby is in trouble: she has broken fairy-law by trying to take something -- a piece of jewellery -- back to fairyland through the 'gateway' of a fairy-dust-sprinkled book. And now the jewellery has disappeared and Ruby can't get back home! Can Connie help Ruby find the missing jewellery before the doorway to fairyland is closed forever?

Mermaid Magic

Mermaid Magic

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2004

Down in the watery blue depths of the ocean is Tingle Reef - home to young mermaid Rani and a whole host of fishy friends! It's an underwater world of magic and mystery - where Rani's adventures are about to begin... Rani has always known that she's different from the rest of her family. Her flowing red hair and glowing amber eyes stand out from the other mermaids, who have golden hair and eyes like the sea. But Rani's about to find out that she's more different than she realised - she's got magic powers!

Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2003

When Rosie finds a tiny, tartan sock in her bedroom she's sure it could only fit one thing - a fairy! Mum tells Rosie not to be so silly, fairies don't exist. Then the old lady who live next door tells Rosie that Mum's the one who's silly, fairies are everywhere if you know how to look. And they love chocolate. Rosie's not sure who to believe until she sees something in the grass at the top of the moor and then she can hardly believe her eyes. It's fluttering and tiny and magical. Could it really be a fairy....?

The Mum Hunt

The Mum Hunt

Author: Gwyneth Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2003

Esmie misses her mum, even though she was only a tiny baby when she died. She has a photo by her bed - and sometimes, when she needs advice or just fancies a chat, she asks her mum for help. Sometimes she even hears her reply. But Esmie thinks her dad is lonely. And her big brother Matthew would definitely benefit from a female influence. So Esmie decides to take action - she's going to find her dad a girlfriend. Beautiful, clever, charming, kind to children and animals... How hard can it be to find the perfect partner for your dad?

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