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Joanne Owen - Author

About the Author

Joanne Owen’s lifelong love of reading and writing began when she was growing up in Pembrokeshire, and very much wished that witches (and Mrs Pepperpot) were real. An early passion for culture, story and folklore led Joanne to read archeology and anthropology at St John’s, Cambridge, after which she worked as a bookseller, and led the UK children’s book buying team for a major international retailer. 

Joanne has written several books for children/young adults. She’s now a fulltime reviewer, workshop presenter and writer, working on YA novels with a strong basis in diverse folklore from around the world, as well as fiction for younger readers (in which witches are very much real).

Featured books by Joanne Owen

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

It's Martha's birthday and the village has planned a surprise party for her - but grumpy witch Griselda Gritch ruins the surprise! Not to worry - Martha's biggest birthday wish comes true when her mum and dad return from their tropical trip especially for her party. Everyone is delighted (apart from grumpy Griselda) and excited to have fun with Martha's present: the Mysterious Mask of Truth, brought back from her parents' far-flung travels. Fun, that is, until the truth starts causing everyone quite a lot of embarrassment . . .

ebook of the month
Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The second in a fantastic funny younger series from Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen.Martha is still causing accidental mayhem in this second book in the series. She accidentally drops a nutmeg into a grow and move potion concocted by grumpy witch, Griselda Gritch . . . and mayhem unfolds, including an even-grumpier-than-Griselda-Gritch magical nutmeg lady, the village hall being accidentally knocked down by a herd of cows, and a VERY eventful and catastrophic village fete and football match.Everybody blames Martha - again!

ebook of the month
The Alchemist and the Angel

The Alchemist and the Angel

13+ readers

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2011

From the author of Puppet Master, an enthralling tale of mystery, magic and alchemy Set against the vivid backdrop of 16th century Prague and the equally breathtaking Vienna, a magical, historical adventure from a talented author.

ebook of the month

Other books by Joanne Owen

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

It's Martha's birthday and the village has planned a surprise party for her - but grumpy witch Griselda Gritch ruins the surprise! Not to worry - Martha's biggest birthday wish comes true when her mum and dad return from their tropical trip especially for her party. Everyone is delighted (apart from grumpy Griselda) and excited to have fun with Martha's present: the Mysterious Mask of Truth, brought back from her parents' far-flung travels. Fun, that is, until the truth starts causing everyone quite a lot of embarrassment . . .

ebook of the month
Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday

Author: Joanne Owen Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

Hilarity and magic on Martha's birthday in the third book in this young series by Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author Joanne OwenIt's Martha's birthday and the village has planned a surprise party for her - but grumpy witch Griselda Gritch ruins the surprise! Not to worry - Martha's biggest birthday wish comes true when her mum and dad return from their tropical trip especially for her party. Everyone is delighted (apart from grumpy Griselda) and excited to have fun with Martha's present: the Mysterious Mask of Truth, brought back from her parents' far-flung travels. Fun, that is, until the truth starts causing everyone quite a lot of embarrassment . . .

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The second in a fantastic funny younger series from Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen.Martha is still causing accidental mayhem in this second book in the series. She accidentally drops a nutmeg into a grow and move potion concocted by grumpy witch, Griselda Gritch . . . and mayhem unfolds, including an even-grumpier-than-Griselda-Gritch magical nutmeg lady, the village hall being accidentally knocked down by a herd of cows, and a VERY eventful and catastrophic village fete and football match.Everybody blames Martha - again!

ebook of the month
Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Author: Joanne Owen Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

The second in a fantastic funny younger series from Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen.Martha is still causing accidental mayhem in this second book in the series. She accidentally drops a nutmeg into a "e;grow and move"e; potion concocted by grumpy witch, Griselda Gritch . . . and mayhem unfolds, including an even-grumpier-than-Griselda-Gritch magical nutmeg lady, the village hall being accidentally knocked down by a herd of cows, and a VERY eventful and catastrophic village fete and football match.Everybody blames Martha - again!

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Martha Mayhem Goes Nuts!

Author: Joanne Owen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/01/2018

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