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Helen Cooper - Author

About the Author

Helen Cooper’s childhood was spent in Cumbria, but she now lives in Oxford with her husband, Ted Dewan and young daughter. As well as being a highly talented artist, Helen is also a keen musician who studied music at college and worked as a music teacher before writing and illustrating full time.

She has illustrated over fourteen books and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. Helen is the first ever author/illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal with two consecutive books.

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The Hippo at the End of the Hall

The Hippo at the End of the Hall

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The invitation was delivered by bees. It wasn t addressed to anyone at all, but Ben knew it was for him. It would lead him to an old, shambolic museum, full of strange and bewitching creatures. A peculiar world of hidden mysteries and curious family secrets . . . and some really dangerous magic. Filled with her own wonderful illustrations, The Hippo at the End of the Hall is Helen Cooper's debut novel.

The Hippo at the End of the Hall

The Hippo at the End of the Hall

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Come now or come never! The invitation was delivered by bees. It wasn't addressed to anyone at all but Ben knew it was for him. It would lead him to an old, shambolic, museum, full of strange and bewitching creatures. It would lead him to curious family secrets, and mysteries - and some really quite dangerous magic. The stunning debut novel from twice Kate Greenaway medal-winning Helen Cooper.

Tatty Ratty

Tatty Ratty

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2017

Molly's toy rabbit, Tatty Ratty, is lost again. Might he be driving a train?...or sailing on a pirate ship? An imaginative and heart-warming story, with glowing illustrations from Helen Cooper, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Author: Helen Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2009

By the Kate Greenaway MedalistDeep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.

The Bear Under The Stairs

The Bear Under The Stairs

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

William is scared of the place under the stairs. He is absolutely sure there's a great big and probably hungry grizzly bear lurking there. He is utterly convinced that the bear will gobble him up if he doesn't feed it, so every day he carefully opens the door, throws in some food and slams it shut quickly - wham, bang, thump! Find out what happens when a nastly smell pervades the house and Mum and William decide to investigate . . .

Pumpkin Soup Book and CD

Pumpkin Soup Book and CD

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2007

Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make the perfect pumpkin soup...Until the day Duck wants to do the stirring...This is a funny, rhythmical story about friendship and sharing, with fabulous animal characters, illustrated in glowing autumnal colours with a brilliant CD featuring music and sound effects!

Delicious!

Delicious!

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup - the best you've ever tasted. But one day, disaster strikes - there's not a single ripe pumpkin to be found! So, they make fish soup, mushroom soup and beetroot soup, but will the new soups be as delicious as their favourite? Duck doesn't think so - in fact he won't even try them! Poor Duck gets hungrier and hungrier and grumpier and grumpier, until at last Cat comes up with a soup that might just be . . . delicious!

A Pipkin Of Pepper

A Pipkin Of Pepper

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Something was bubbling in the old white cabin. What was in the cooking pot? Pumpkin Soup. Made by a Cat, a Squirrel and a Duck, waiting just for a pipkin of salt, to make it the best you ever tasted . . . But the salt jar smashes and there is none left for the Pumpkin Soup! Cat, Squirrel and Duck must go to the city to buy some more. Duck has the habit of wandering off but he promises not to get lost. But not everything goes to plan . . . Fans of Pumpkin Soup will be delighted by this sequel with its warm and vibrant illustrations.

The Bear Under The Stairs

The Bear Under The Stairs

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2002

Only William knows about the big great bear living under the stairs. He's sure he saw one lurking there...Beautifully illustrated book dealing with childhood fears. Wonderfully poetic and reassuring.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1999

Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup... until the day Duck wants to do the stirring... A funny, rhythmical story about friendship and sharing, with fabulous animal characters, illustrated in glowing autumnal colours, which received rave reviews in hardback.

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

Author: Helen Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

Bedtime! said the Mother. NO! said the Baby. The Baby wants to stay up all night, so he revs up his car and sets off on an adventure. Before long, he finds himself all alone in a sleepy land. But there is someone else who's not asleep... someone who loves the Baby very much. A magical book whose soft yet sparkling artwork perfectly captures the twilight world of a small child, determined not to go to sleep.

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