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Sarah Lean - Author

About the Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors  Sarah Lean grew up in Wells, Somerset but now lives in Dorset with her husband, son and dog. She has worked as a pageplanner for a newspaper, a stencil-maker and a gardener, amongst various other things. She gained a first class English degree and became a primary school teacher before returning to complete an MA in Creative and Critical Writing with University of Winchester.


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Other books by Sarah Lean

The Sand Dog

The Sand Dog

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

Grandfather had been gone for two years but I never thought it would be an ordinary day he'd come back, like a Monday or a Tuesday... I always knew he'd return across the water, triumphing over a few monsters on the way, I just didn't know when... When Azi's grandfather leaves their small Mediterranean island, Azi waits every day for him to return. The arrival of a nesting turtle and a tall sandy dog convinces Azi that it must mean that Grandfather is on his way. As Azi digs deeper into the past, he begins to unravel hidden secrets and starts to find out just how alike he and his grandfather really are. And without him, Azi knows he will never feel complete...

Duckling Days

Duckling Days

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days visits her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve. No day is ever dull for Tiger! Tiger is delighted when she's asked to watch over four abandoned pale blue duck eggs. Her grandmother's warm kitchen is the perfect place for them to hatch. Soon the ducklings are making mischief as they learn how to waddle and swim. But they can't stay indoors forever. It's up to Tiger to find them a brand new home...

The Sand Dog

The Sand Dog

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Grandfather had been gone for two years but I never thought it would be an ordinary day he'd come back, like a Monday or a Tuesday... I always knew he'd return across the water, triumphing over a few monsters on the way, I just didn't know when... When Azi's grandfather leaves their small Mediterranean island, Azi waits every day for him to return. The arrival of a nesting turtle and a tall sandy dog convinces Azi that it must mean that Grandfather is on his way. As Azi digs deeper into the past, he begins to unravel hidden secrets and starts to find out just how alike he and his grandfather really are. And without him, Azi knows he will never feel complete...

The Midnight Foxes

The Midnight Foxes

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2018

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve! Tiger returns to Willowgate and discovers that a mysterious tunnel has appeared under the shed and someone - or something - has been burying eggs in the garden... Tiger and her friend Tom decides to become detectives - determined to crack the case! . At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

The Riverbank Otter

The Riverbank Otter

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When Tiger Days visits her grandmother at Willowgate House, she never knows what to expect... Tiger meets Lucky - an injured otter who can't survive by himself. Tiger has an important job to do - feeding and caring for Lucky, and also exploring the riverbank in search of the perfect place for him to live. She desperately wants Lucky to get better, but saying goodbye to her new friend won't be easy... No day is ever dull for Tiger!

Duckling Days

Duckling Days

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days visits her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve. No day is ever dull for Tiger! Tiger is delighted when she's asked to watch over four abandoned pale blue duck eggs. Her grandmother's warm kitchen is the perfect place for them to hatch. Soon the ducklings are making mischief as they learn how to waddle and swim. But they can't stay indoors forever. It's up to Tiger to find them a brand new home...

The Secret Cat

The Secret Cat

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve! Tiger's grandmother looks after animals in need, and when Tiger comes to stay she quickly learns how to feed a baby warthog and keep it safe. Tiger already has her hands full when a mysterious sound leads her to another little animal... At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

The Midnight Foxes

The Midnight Foxes

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve! Tiger returns to Willowgate and discovers that a mysterious tunnel has appeared under the shed and someone - or something - has been burying eggs in the garden... Tiger and her friend Tom decides to become detectives - determined to crack the case! . At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

The Secret Cat

The Secret Cat

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen... new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve! Tiger's grandmother looks after animals in need, and when Tiger comes to stay she quickly learns how to feed a baby warthog and keep it safe. Tiger already has her hands full when a mysterious sound leads her to another little animal... At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

Secret Cat

Secret Cat

Author: Sarah Lean Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean.Meet animal lover, Tiger Days!When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen...new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve!Tiger's grandmother looks after animals in need, and when Tiger comes to stay she quickly learns how to feed a baby warthog and keep it safe. Tiger already has her hands full when a mysterious sound leads her to another little animal... At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

Harry and Hope

Harry and Hope

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Some friendships are meant to be... A story about family, friendship and belonging, from bestselling author, Sarah Lean. Hope lives with her artist mum in the Pyrenees. It's always been just the two of them... until Frank - a free-spirited traveller - arrives with his donkey, Harry. Hope and Frank form a close bond, so it's hard for both of them when Frank decides it's time to move on. Hope questions what she is to Frank. He's not her dad, but he was more than just her mum's boyfriend. Except, there's no name for that kind of pair... Hope promises to look after Harry and, slowly, another special pair is made - one that makes Hope realise that some friendships become part of you and, even when someone is far away, they are always near to your heart.

Hero

Hero

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

A story about a little dog with the heart of a lion. From the bestselling author of a `A Dog Called Homeless'. Leo dreams about being a hero. In his imagination he is a fearsome gladiator, but he wants to be a hero in real life. When the boys at school dare Leo to do something he knows is wrong, he lets everybody down. How can he make things right again? A little dog called Jack Pepper is missing and it will take a true hero to find him and bring him home... Includes beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.

The Forever Whale

The Forever Whale

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

A family secret waiting to be discovered... from bestselling author of A Dog Called Homeless. A shared story can last forever. Hannah's grandad loves telling stories from his past, but there's one that he can't remember... one that Hannah knows is important. When a whale appears off the coast, clues to Grandad's secret begin to surface. Hannah is determined to solve the mystery but, as she gets closer to the truth, Grandad's story is more extraordinary than she imagined. Includes beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.

A Horse for Angel

A Horse for Angel

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Special friendships can be found in the most unlikely places... A powerful, intriguing story from the bestselling author of A Dog Called Homeless. Sometimes when things are broken you can't fix them on your own - no matter how hard you try. When Nell is sent to stay with distant family, she packs a suitcase full of secrets. A chance encounter with a wild horse draws Nell to Angel - a mysterious, troubled girl who is hiding secrets of her own. Both girls must learn to trust each other, if they are to save a hundred horses... Includes beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.

A Dog Called Homeless

A Dog Called Homeless

Author: Sarah Lean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to. Cally Fisher saw her mum bright and real and alive. But no one believes her, so Cally's stopped talking. A mysterious wolfhound always seems to be there when her mum appears and now he's started following her everywhere. But how can Cally convince anyone that Mum is still with them, or persuade Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her? An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent. Includes beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.

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