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Emma Carroll - Author

About the Author

Emma Carroll is a secondary school English teacher. She has also worked as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes into filofax paper. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People.

Emma lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

Featured books by Emma Carroll

Secrets of a Sun King

Secrets of a Sun King

9+ readers

Author: Emma Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

A fast paced, thoroughly researched and fascinating historical adventure with ancient gods and curses to appease and unscrupulous villains to outwit.

Other books by Emma Carroll

A Night at the Frost Fair

A Night at the Frost Fair

Author: Emma Carroll Illustrator: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Capture the magic of Christmases past with this stunning gift for all the family by bestselling author Emma Carroll, and award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher. Travel back to the Thameside Georgian London in this spellbinding tale discovering the merriment and magic of the real London Frost Fairs. It's Christmas-time, and when Maya's Grandmother encourages her to go searching for magic, she didn't bet on being transported back three-hundred years to the banks of the frozen river Thames. Meeting a boy called Eddie, he shows Maya the bustle of the glittering Frost Fair, filled with music, sweet stalls, warm fires and thrilling rides. But their connection is stronger than she knew, and when the Frost Fair fades, Maya discovers that her dream may have been real after all . . . A winter story of freedom and family, A Night at the Frost Fair is a classic to treasure on the family bookshelf this Christmas and for years to come.

The Week at World's End

The Week at World's End

Author: Emma Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll. Britain, 1962 'Who are you?' I asked. 'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?' The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again. 'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly. Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree. Yet they soon realise they've taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she's on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba. As the threat of war grows, Anna's behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World's End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . . An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times. 'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' The Telegraph 'Rightfully owns the title Queen of Historical Fiction .' BookTrust 'Historical fiction at its finest.' Bookseller 'Echoes of Michael Morpurgo and Nina Bawden.' The Times

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Author: Emma Carroll Illustrator: Arpad Olbey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Rediscover Emily Bronte's terrifying novel of revenge and hatred set on the wild Yorkshire moors. When an orphaned boy embarks on a lifelong mission to punish two wealthy families, he begins a chain of unbelievable events. But, will the prize be worth all the heartache caused along the way? Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Secrets of a Sun King

Secrets of a Sun King

9+ readers

Author: Emma Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

A fast paced, thoroughly researched and fascinating historical adventure with ancient gods and curses to appease and unscrupulous villains to outwit.

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