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Caroline Pitcher - Author

About the Author

Caroline Pitcher was born and brought up in East Yorkshire.   She spent much of her time as a child out in the countryside, and playing by the river.  As a child her interest in reading was encouraged by her mother, and by some excellent teachers, and she loved reading books about ‘nature’.  As well as reading she enjoyed writing, and writing has always been an essential part of her life.  She wrote her first novel just before becoming a mother, and now enjoys writing for all age groups.  Her ideas for stories often come from places she has visited.

Caroline Pitcher studied English and European Literature at university, then worked in a number of places including a fish factory and an art gallery before becoming a primary school teacher in East London.  She now lives in Derbyshire.
In 1987 Caroline won the Kathleen Fidler Award for Diamond.  The Snow Whale was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award in 1997.  Caroline was also awarded the Arts Council of England Writer’s Award for work in progress for Silkscreen which was first published in July 2000. 11 O’Clock Chocolate Cake was published in 2002 and met with great acclaim.

Caroline is now writing a brand new quartet for Egmont, which opens with the first novel, Cloud Cat.  The quartet is eagerly anticipated by booksellers, children and parents alike and promises, once again, to combine Caroline’s atmospheric writing with a great story! Sky Shifter is the second installment and publishes in July 2005.

Featured books by Caroline Pitcher

Other books by Caroline Pitcher

Mine

Mine

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2014

11 O'clock Chocolate Cake

11 O'clock Chocolate Cake

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Time for Bed, Little One

Time for Bed, Little One

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2010

The sun is rising and Little Fox should be settling down to bed. But he doesn't want to sleep all through the day, when everyone else is having fun. So he scampers off to find his friends. As he races and chases through the woods, he starts to feel tired.

The Littlest Owl

The Littlest Owl

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Deep inside the willow tree the last baby owl is born. He's so very small, a downy white ball. The other owls grow and learn to fly, but no matter how hard he tries, the littlest owl can't quite do it. 'I will', he says. 'Just you wait and see'. Then one night, a howling storm forces the owls from their home. Will the littlest owl make it to safety?

Storytime: Home Sweet Home

Storytime: Home Sweet Home

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Frog lives in a bucket, but suddenly, he has to find a new home! Can any of his friends in the garden take him in? Will he ever find somewhere else to live? Part of the QED Storytime series, this beautifully illustrated book introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories, and includes supporting notes for parents and teachers.

The Winter Dragon

The Winter Dragon

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Rory was afraid of winter's darkness. He always thought that monsters and demons of the dark might creep out from the shadows. So one day Rory makes a dragon of emerald green with a crest of brilliant red. The Winter Dragon comes to life to tell stories of dinosaurs and crocodiles, of knights and battles, and Rory grows brave. And as spring approaches, Rory sleeps peacefully and the Winter Dragon dreams of returning to his fiery home.

Sky Shifter

Sky Shifter

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

The danger is still close to Jez and Luka. The war bursts into the village when a bomb destroys the orphanage, but Luka is once more drawn into the world of the Cloud Cat. This time he leaves his body as a swallow, searching high over the town for the mother he misses, and becoming trapped in a deadly struggle with the sky's greatest predator: a mountain eagle. While Vaskalia works her old magic, Katrin and Dimitri work theirs in the warmth of the bakery, which now houses Imogen and the children from the orphanage.

The Gods are Watching

The Gods are Watching

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2004

A page-turning thriller from an acclaimed writer. Set in ancient Egypt, this is the story of a young boy, Varro, and his flight from danger as he is pursued along the River Nile by an opportunistic lord. He is believed to be carrying something very valuable - but has no idea what it could be. Full of authentic detail about ancient Egypt, rich imagery of the lush delta plains and the forbidding stone-carved monuments to gods, and exciting, nail-biting tension. The story culminates in an exciting face-to-face encounter with the legendary pharaoh. Acclaim for the series: '...a quartet of books with robust child appeal ...the brief is clearly to appeal to those recently emerging from reading schemes but requiring continuing support. But the stories have a fresh originality that will make them great favourites' - Lindsey Fraser, Guardian Education Book of the Week, 13/05/03.

Cast Away

Cast Away

Author: Caroline Pitcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2001

One in a series of graphic novels for 9-12 year-olds, especially boys, there are integrated black and white illustrations on every page, using comic strip conventions and cinematic devices (panning shots, close-ups and flash-backs). Pacy well plotted texts are written by established authors.

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