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Joanne Owen - Author

About the Author

Joanne Owen was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and read Social and Political Sciences with Archaeology and Anthropology at St John's College, Cambridge. Now living in North London, Joanne has published two previous Young Adult novels. Steeped in the atmosphere of nineteenth century Prague, Puppet Master blends the magic of marionette theatre with Czech folklore and legends. Described by The Guardian as 'timeless', Puppet Master was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Branford Boase award and has been translated into several languages.

Her second novel, The Alchemist and the Angels is a fantastical, historical epic set in sixteenth century Prague, among the plague-ridden ghettos and decadent court of mad Emperor Rudolf. It was described by School Librarian as 'An imaginative tour de force'.

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 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!

Possum, Possum, Possum!

Possum, Possum, Possum!

Author: Joanne Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2008

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