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Berlie Doherty - Author

About the Author

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire.

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Other books by Berlie Doherty

A Beautiful Place for a Murder

A Beautiful Place for a Murder

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2008

The Sailing Ship Tree

The Sailing Ship Tree

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Abela The Girl Who Saw Lions

Abela The Girl Who Saw Lions

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Be strong, my Abela. These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village, where it seems that to live or to die, to be sick or to be healthy, is just a matter of chance. It takes all Abela's strength to survive her Uncle Thomas's scheming to get to Europe, but what will be her fate as an illegal immigrant? I don't want a sister or brother, thinks Rosa in England, when her mother tells her that she wants to adopt a child. Could these two girls ever become sisters? Is there room in Rosa's family for an African orphan haunted by lions? Is there room in their hearts? Abela is a powerful and moving story based on true life from Carnegie award winning author Berlie Doherty writing at her very best.

The Humming Machine

The Humming Machine

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Great-grandpa Toby is making so much Noise! And if Tam can hear the clamour coming from his humming machine, the fairies will too. And soon enough, on the night of a blue moon, Great-grandpa Toby vanishes without a trace. While battling nightmarish fairies and decoding the words of the Flame-Reader, Tam eventually discovers his Great-grandpa has been captured by the beautiful Damson Hag, and turned into a nine-year-old boy! Bewitched, fed only with rose petals, and mournfully playing the humming machine to himself, Great-grandpa Toby is tempted to stay in Faery Land and be young for ever...Unless Tam has anything to do with it.

Jinnie Ghost

Jinnie Ghost

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Introducing Jinnie Ghost, thin as the wind, with hair as white as the feathers of owls and eyes like water. Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep. She brings Charlotte's dolls to life, makes Amy's carpet bubble with frogs and toads and conjures up a giant to carry Joe away shoulder-high to his castle in the sky. But the break of dawn takes Jinnie away...and the children wake to a new day, brushing wonder from their eyes. This perfectly-pitched poem takes readers on a thrilling fantasy journey, raising a shiver or two on the way, but returning them safe and sound in the morning.

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