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Kate Saunders - Author

About the Author

Kate Saunders is the author of Magicalamity and Beswitched and many other books for adults and children. She is also an actress and a journalist. She has written for the Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph and Cosmopolitan, and has contributed to Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Start the Week and Kaleidoscope. She lives in London.

Featured books by Kate Saunders

Magicalamity

Magicalamity

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Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011   The author of Beswitched has written one of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time.

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Other books by Kate Saunders

The Great Reindeer Disaster

The Great Reindeer Disaster

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, smelly poo and bum! You can wait for Christmas but it's never going to come! When a miniature reindeer named Percy falls down the chimney of the Trubshaws' holiday cottage, the last thing they expect is to be whisked away to the distant planet of Yule-1 - the REAL home of Father Christmas, the elves, and his intrepid reindeer delivery teams. And what an amazing place it is - nobody minds being stuck there until the computer system has been mended. But the festive season is in danger! One rogue reindeer has teamed up with the evil Krampus to sabotage everything. Unless Percy and his new friends can track them down, there will be no Christmas this year - or EVER AGAIN! Illustrated in black and white by Neal Layton, this is destined to become a holiday favourite.

Beswitched NE

Beswitched NE

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of the teachers unbelievable. Her 21st century manners will not be tolerated at strict St Win's - how will she ever survive and find her way back to her own time? But there is a special reason why Flora has been summoned to the past. It involves the tempestuous girl who becomes her best friend...

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop NE

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop NE

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Oz and Lily's family have inherited an ancient chocolate shop and they're moving in upstairs. It's the perfect home ... apart from the small fact that it's haunted. And then they discover some solid gold chocolate moulds - with magic powers! Soon the ghosts are joined by some evil villains determined to get their hands on the priceless secrets of the magical chocolate.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The exciting companion to THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP. A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the childrenmust travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire?

Magicalamity NE

Magicalamity NE

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents... From the author of BESWITCHEDOne of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time THE TIMES

The Land of Neverendings

The Land of Neverendings

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Emily watched, in a trance of astonishment, as the bear opened the picnic basket, took out a tartan rug and spread it on Holly's bed. And then the penguin spoke. Actually spoke. 'What's going on? This isn't Pointed End!' The bear said, 'It looks like a human bedroom. We must've come through the wrong door.' 'But there aren't any doors to the hard world in Deep Smockeroon! And we don't have a human bedroom any more. We're in a box in the attic.' What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken? Welcome to the Land of Neverendings. Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.

Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up - war will change their lives for ever. Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ... until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers and sailors, nurses and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.

The Land of Neverendings

The Land of Neverendings

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The cat flap opened. Emily thought a wild animal was coming into the house. But the muddy creature that climbed through had four little wheels and a tail. It spoke in a voice like rough sandpaper. 'Come on, you two - it's nice and warm in here.' What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken? Welcome to the Land of Neverendings. Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.

Land of Neverendings

Land of Neverendings

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

The cat flap opened. Emily thought a wild animal was coming into the house. But the muddy creature that climbed through had four little wheels and a tail. It spoke in a voice like rough sandpaper. 'Come on, you two - it's nice and warm in here.'What if there exists a world powered by imagination?A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken?Welcome to the Land of Neverendings.Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.

Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up - war will change their lives for ever. Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ... until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers and sailors, nurses and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.

Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

An epic, heart-wrenching follow-on from E. Nesbit's Five Children and It stories. The five children have grown up and World War I has begun in earnest. Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ... until, for the first time in 10 years, he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers, nurses and ambulance drivers, and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.

Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire? The exciting companion to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The exciting companion to THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP. A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire?

Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

"e;Reminiscent of Road Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. . . a great read-aloud."e; --BooklistWelcome to the most magical house in London.The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.From the Hardcover edition.

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Oz and Lily's family have inherited an ancient chocolate shop and they're moving in upstairs. It's the perfect home ... apart from the small fact that it's haunted. And then they discover some solid gold chocolate moulds - with magic powers! Soon the ghosts are joined by some evil villains determined to get their hands on the priceless secrets of the magical chocolate.

Magicalamity

Magicalamity

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents...From the author of Beswitched: One of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time ( The Times ).

Beswitched

Beswitched

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of theeachers unbelievable. Her 21st century manners will not be tolerated at strict St Win's - how will she ever survive and find her way back to her own time? But there is a special reason why Flora has been summoned to the past. It involves the tempestuous girl who becomes her best friend...BESWITCHED is a wonderfully funny, classic story from a popular and very talented children's author.

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