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Sandi Toksvig - Author

About the Author

Following a first-class degree from Cambridge, Sandi Toksvig went into the theatre, where she both wrote and performed before becoming one of the founder members of the Comedy Store Players. She is well known for her television and radio work, as a presenter, writer and actor. She has written four books for children including Unusual Day, published by Young Corgi in 1996.

Featured books by Sandi Toksvig

The End of the Sky

The End of the Sky

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Between them and the home of their uncle lie thousands of miles of dangerous land, wild animals and strangers who do not wish them well. Slim has to draw on bravery like she's never known to keep her family together and to keep them moving forward.

Other books by Sandi Toksvig

The End of the Sky

The End of the Sky

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Between them and the home of their uncle lie thousands of miles of dangerous land, wild animals and strangers who do not wish them well. Slim has to draw on bravery like she's never known to keep her family together and to keep them moving forward.

End of the Sky

End of the Sky

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Random House presents The End of the Sky by Sandi Toksvig, read by Amy de Bhrun 11-year-old Slim Hannigan and her family left their home in Ireland to travel to America - in search of a better life. It has been so long and such a journey that Slim Hannigan and the rest of her family can't even imagine what home looks like anymore. And there are many, many miles across America for them to travel before they reach their destination.Between them and the home of their uncle lie thousands of miles of dangerous land, wild animals and strangers who do not wish them well. Slim has to draw on bravery like she's never known to keep her family together and to keep them moving forward.

The End of the Sky

The End of the Sky

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2017

11-year-old Slim Hannigan and her family left their home in Ireland to travel to America - in search of a better life. It has been so long and such a journey that Slim Hannigan and the rest of her family can't even imagine what home looks like anymore. And there are many, many miles across America for them to travel before they reach their destination. Between them and the home of their uncle lie thousands of miles of dangerous land, wild animals and strangers who do not wish them well. Slim has to draw on bravery like she's never known to keep her family together and to keep them moving forward.

Super-Saver Mouse

Super-Saver Mouse

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

We've got to stop the first train! Boris is a tube mouse, living in the London Underground. His best friend is Heavy Duty, the station cleaner. One morning Boris discovers that Heavy Duty has had an accident. Bories has to think fast. He has seen trains come and go all his life but never before has he had to STOP one! Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Super-Saver Mouse To The Rescue

Super-Saver Mouse To The Rescue

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2013

Boris is a mouse who lives on the London Underground. He shares his station with wise grandfather Garibaldi, his swaggering cousin Kicker and his best friend, Heavy Duty, the station cleaner. Kicker and Boris love football and when they see a brand-new football rolling down the station platform towards them, they can't resist the temptation to start a game. Their footballing exploits end up taking them all over London on their biggest adventure yet.

Unusual Day

Unusual Day

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

When Jessica brings her granny into school for 'Unusual Day' Miss Johnson thinks she's got muddled up with 'Family Day'. Her granny may be wearing a tracksuit and trainers, but she still looks like a fairly ordinary granny. However, when 'Unusual Day' is disrupted by a fire next door, everybody discovers just how unusual Jessica's granny is...

The Littlest Viking

The Littlest Viking

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

When Amber, the littlest Viking, set out from Scandinavia to seek her fortune she must have got lost on her way! Now she's in Pegwell Bay with no one but her pet squirrel for company. When Katie, Gary and Joshua find her stranded on the beach, they decide to look after her. Now there's a Viking living in their garden! Having a Viking in the family isn't always easy. But when the garden is threatened by a nasty neighbour, Amber has some unusual - and hilarious - solutions to their problems . . .

Hitler's Canary

Hitler's Canary

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history's most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety. Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her.

Hitler's Canary

Hitler's Canary

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2005

It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history's most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety. Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her.

Super-Saver Mouse

Super-Saver Mouse

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/1999

Boris is a 'tube' mouse - he lives in the underground railway in London. His best friends are his cousin, Kicker, and Heavy Duty, the station cleaner. One day, Boris discovers an accident and has todevise a brave and clever plan to save the day. Illustrated throughout by whacky cartoon pictures, this is an ideal story for children who have just learned to read.

Unusual Day

Unusual Day

Author: Sandi Toksvig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/1997

When Jessica brings her granny into school for 'Unusual Day' Miss Johnson thinks she's got muddled up with 'Family Day'. Her granny may be wearing a tracksuit and trainers, but she still looks like a fairly ordinary granny. However, when 'Unusual Day' is disrupted by a fire next door, everybody discovers just how unusual Jessica's granny is...

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