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Joyce Dunbar - Author

About the Author

Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich.

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Other books by Joyce Dunbar

The Boy in the Jam Jar: A Bloomsbury Reader

The Boy in the Jam Jar: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

'Joyce Dunbar is one of the best writers for children today.' (The Guardian) A powerful and personal story from Joyce Dunbar about what it's like to experience hearing difficulties. Dylan can't hear as well as he used to be able to and he doesn't want to be different from his friends - he wants to be able to hear like everyone else. As his hearing gets worse he becomes more and more isolated from his friends. Luckily his dog Pluto is there to keep him down to earth... This heartwarming story from Joyce Dunbar has beautiful black-and-white illustrations by TBC and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

Mouse & Mole: A Fresh Start

Mouse & Mole: A Fresh Start

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2020

Is it Really Nearly Christmas?

Is it Really Nearly Christmas?

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An enchanting Christmas picture book about the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. There's only one more sleep till Christmas, and Lucas and Willow, the moon and the stars are all waiting... Waiting for Christmas morning, and presents, and mince pies and fun. But, unbeknown to Lucas and Willow, the magic has already begun. As silently and secretly the toys come to life... Perfect for sharing on Christmas Eve, this atmospheric story will soon become a new festive tradition. Written by master storyteller Joyce Dunbar, with stunning, classic illustrations from award-winning artist Victoria Turnbull.

Grumpy Duck

Grumpy Duck

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Can anyone cheer up Grumpy Duck? A funny farmyard tale illustrated by the award-winning Petr Horacek. Duck is grumpy. The pond is dry and, even worse, there's a grey cloud following her around. Can any of Duck's friends cheer her up? A funny farmyard tale about friendship from Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by award-winning artist Petr Horacek with his trademark colourful flair.

Mouse and Mole Have a Party

Mouse and Mole Have a Party

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Mouse and Mole

Mouse and Mole

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

A Very Special Mouse and Mole

A Very Special Mouse and Mole

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Happy Days for Mouse and Mole

Happy Days for Mouse and Mole

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

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