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Tanya Landman - Author

About the Author

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter and Hell and High Water, shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her husband and their two sons. Read more about the author here.

 

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Meg and Merlin Showing Off

Meg and Merlin Showing Off

Author: Tanya Landman Illustrator: Sonia Albert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2022

A new friend helps Meg to realise that appearances aren't always what they seem in this exciting new addition to Tanya Landman's delightful horse-riding series. When Meg and Merlin go to the local horse show they enter the Handy Pony class - a fun test of how well horse and rider work together. Meg is looking forward to it until stuck-up Sam Houseman - a girl from school - rides into the ring. Meg's day seems ruined. But then she discovers that people, like ponies, can sometimes be very surprising ...

The Song of the Nightingale

The Song of the Nightingale

Author: Tanya Landman Illustrator: Laura Carlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2022

A gorgeous and evocative story of how the animals got their colours, from Carnegie Medal-winner Tanya Landman and V&A Illustration Award winner Laura Carlin. The earth was young and full of colour. But the animals were dull and drab. The painter decided: something must be done! With dabs and sweeps the painter's brush creates the stripes on the zebra, the sharp suit of the penguin and the bright splashes on parrots. But what can he give the nightingale when his paintbox has run dry? A beautiful and gently moving tale from the award-winning Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin.

The Fisherman and his Wife Band 12/Copper

The Fisherman and his Wife Band 12/Copper

Author: Tanya Landman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2022

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional German tale about the perils of greed, and what happens to those who always want more than they have. When a fisherman catches a magical fish, he has the chance to change his fortune, but will his wife's dissatisfaction put everything at risk? Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike

Author: Tanya Landman Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/07/2021

I was too angry, Mother said. But she was wrong. If you weren't fuming, you just weren't paying attention. When every day is a struggle to survive ...When the rich and powerful hold all the cards ...Do you accept the way things are? Or do you fight to change them? Eliza is angry. Angry that her family never seems to have enough. Angry that conditions at the factory where she and her sister work are so harsh. Angry that no one seems to care. When Eliza speaks out, her words spark fury among the rest of the workers and the flame of rebellion is lit. But what next? Can one girl really inspire an uprising that will change her world? Written by Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman, this story brings to life the match girls' strike of 1888 and is perfect for less-confident readers.

The Song of the Nightingale

The Song of the Nightingale

Author: Tanya Landman Illustrator: Laura Carlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A gorgeous and evocative story of how the animals got their colours, from Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman and V&A Illustration Award winner Laura Carlin. The earth was young and full of colour. But the animals were dull and drab. The painter decided: something must be done! With dabs and sweeps the painter's brush creates the stripes on the zebra, the sharp suit of the penguin and the bright splashes on parrots. But what can he give the nightingale when his paintbox has run dry? A beautiful and gently moving tale from the award-winning Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin.

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