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Jim Eldridge - Author

About the Author

 Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama 'Grange Hill' and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's 'Kidulthood' and '4.3.2.1.' He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.

 

Featured books by Jim Eldridge

Jack versus Veto Match Five

Jack versus Veto Match Five

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

In this penultimate adventure in the Wrestling Trolls series, the little band of friends must pull together and face their toughest challenges yet. A Piece of Passion from Holly Kyte, Editor  Jim's Wrestling Trolls stories just get more thrilling every time, and in this, the fifth and penultimate book in the series, things are really hotting up before the final showdown. . . We're on more rip-roaring adventures with Jack, Milo, Princess Ava, Big Rock and the gang as they get into all kinds of scrapes on their travels, but this time they are facing their toughest challenges and most dastardly villains yet. The bonds between these wacky characters become stronger than ever as they must pull together to rescue their grumpy but lovable friend Robin from some nasty horse thieves, and help Jack recover a family treasure from the depths of Veto Castle - which might just lead them to some shocking revelations that will blow your socks off! What I love most about these stories is that they are packed full of both adventure and heart. So expect plenty of action, loads of fun, heartwarming friendships, scary monsters, new (and extremely villainous) villains, and of course lots of bone-crunching wrestling - all brought to life by Jan Bielecki's bold and brilliant illustrations. It's another fizzing couple of tales for younger readers that show just how important it is to play fair and stick by your friends when things get tough.

Thud in Trouble Match Four

Thud in Trouble Match Four

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

The Wrestling Trolls are BACK, facing nasty bullies and vengeful villains. Here come the Wrestling Trolls with two great new adventures! A Piece of Passion from Sara O'Connor, Fiction Digital Director   Fresh off the wonderful chaos of the third book, where school children helped create the characters featured in the story, this fourth book is seeing those new characters grow and change. My favourite thing about these books is how they show different types of people (and trolls!) getting along in difficult circumstances. It's a feeling I hope young readers will take on board. Differences are good, and help people work together.

The Trenches

The Trenches

11+ readers

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The extreme danger and appalling horrors of fighting in the trenches during the First World War are made dramatically real in this diary of Billy, a young lad growing up in Carlisle. Billy’s mum is dead against him signing up but he is determined to show what he is made of. Everyone thought the war would be over by Christmas but, when Billy turns 16 in 1917, it is still raging. Despite his mum’s objections, Billy is determined to join up. Billy’s experiences as the British army prepares for the Big Push are vividly imagined. Photographs and a timeline add useful detail to this effecting story. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Other books by Jim Eldridge

Bug Club NF Grey B/4C My Life as a Tudor Schoolboy

Bug Club NF Grey B/4C My Life as a Tudor Schoolboy

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

This text shows what it was like to live in Tudor times from the perspective of a schoolboy, while a modern child makes comparisons between the time periods. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 8-9 (Year 4) Book band: Grey B Phonics phase: N/A

Bug Club Brown B/3B Flash the Dog Dives In!

Bug Club Brown B/3B Flash the Dog Dives In!

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

When Jack says 'Flash' the dog from his comic comes to life. Unfortunately he says it by accident during the school play with disastrous consequences. However, Flash saves the day when Jack's classmate, Sara, falls into a pond. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 7-8 (Year 3) Book band: Brown B Phonics phase: N/A

My Story: Desert Danger

My Story: Desert Danger

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

DESERT DANGER is the story of 19-year-old Tim Jackson, in North Africa during World War II. Set during the decisive Battle of El Alamein that took place in Egypt in 1942, this is the tale of a young man serving with the British 'Eighth Army' who destroyed German forces. Vividly imagined and historically accurate, readers are taken on a first-hand journey of danger and peril where Tim is desperately trying to keep his hands steady and nerves calm so he can move mines and clear the path for the army to the front

Second World War Stories for Boys

Second World War Stories for Boys

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

These thrilling wartime adventures transport the reader to the heat of battle. 'Deadly Skies' sees John Smith, Spitfire pilot, in the throes of the Battle of Britain. 'Tank Attack' takes the action to the deserts of North Africa as John witnesses the Battle of El Alamein from behind a tank. 'Behind Enemy Lines' takes us forward to 1943 to the jungles of South-East Asia, as John undertakes a dangerous commando mission. Riveting fictionalized accounts, packed with historical detail, give a new immediacy to the Second World War that will enthral young male readers.

My True Story: Standing Alone

My True Story: Standing Alone

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2011

He was only fifteen when he enlisted in the navy without his father's permission. He was only sixteen when he died at Grimsby General Hospital with splinters of steel in his chest. The Battle of Jutland was the biggest sea battle since the Armada. Jack Cornwell was awarded a posthumous Victorian Cross for staying, seriously wounded, at his post on the HMS Chester. This is the tragic true story of one of the youngest heroes of World War I.

My Story: Sweeps Boy

My Story: Sweeps Boy

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2010

It's 1870 when the Workhouse Master hires Will out as a chimney sweep's boy. It's a hard, dirty, dangerous life, and it's not long before events take an even worse turn, as Will's climbing skill attract the attention of the evil Hutch, who needs just such boy to help him with his burglary jobs...

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