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Joan G. Robinson - Author

About the Author

Joan G. Robinson (1910-88) was the second of four children to barrister parents. She trained as an illustrator and in 1939 began writing and illustrating stories for the very young. She published over thirty books in her lifetime for three different age groups. In 1953 the first of her enduringly popular TEDDY ROBINSON series about her daughter Deborah and her teddy was published, followed by the MARY-MARY series, about the youngest of five children. In 1967 WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was the first of five novels for older children.

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Teddy Robinson meets Father Christmas and other stories

Teddy Robinson meets Father Christmas and other stories

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Marnie Wasn't There, Joan G. Robinson, comes the beloved children's character, Teddy Robinson, who has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. Illustrated with the author's original black line illustrations, Teddy Robinson meets Father Christmas and other stories is a heartwarming collection of tales that will appeal to fans old and new. Join Teddy Robinson as he has goes to the fair, meets Father Christmas and plays babysitter. He's sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have.

The Teddy Robinson Storybook

The Teddy Robinson Storybook

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A friendly, free-and-easy bear, A cosy, jolly, teasy bear Is always welcome everywhere. Fair and furry, fat and free, That's the kind of bear to be. Like Me! Join Teddy Robinson as he has a birthday party, goes to hospital and plays at the seaside. He's sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have. Teddy Robinson has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. This new paperback edition of Joan G Robinson's classics story is gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings.

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

When Marnie Was There is a gripping ghost story telling of Anna's strange encounter and friendship with a shadowy girl called Marnie among the wild and watery sand dunes of the Norfolk countryside. Is Marnie real? Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in 1967, this is a classic tale with truths to tell about friendship, loneliness and family.One of Hayao Miyazaki's top 50 favorite books for children, When Marnie Was There, is coming to the big screen with an animated adaptation by his film company, Studio Ghibli, creators of Oscar-winning Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle and Arietty, based on Carnegie-winning novel, The Borrowers. This classic ghost story comes back into print to celebrate the film's release, bringing Anna's encounters with Marnie to a new generation of readers.

The Teddy Robinson Storybook Macmillan Classics Edition

The Teddy Robinson Storybook Macmillan Classics Edition

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

A friendly, free-and-easy bear, A cosy, jolly, teasy bear Is always welcome everywhere. Fair and furry, fat and free, That's the kind of bear to be. Like Me! Join Teddy Robinson as he has a birthday party, goes to hospital and plays at the seaside. He's sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have. Teddy Robinson has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. Gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings, a ribbon marker and with a foreword by the author's daughter, Deborah Sheppard, this beautiful hardback edition of Joan G. Robinson's The Teddy Robinson Storybook is a truly special gift to treasure.

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY. Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems... Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes. She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn't judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes...

Mary-Mary

Mary-Mary

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

A stunning edition of a captivating children's classic - perfect for readers young and old! Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary-Mary... MARY-MARY is a collection of charming and delightful stories designed for younger, emergent readers. First released in 1957, this is a lovingly restored edition complete with original illustrations. This special edition includes the first book of the series (MARY-MARY), as well as its sequel, MORE MARY-MARY. Featuring beloved forgotten favourite stories such as MARY-MARY GOES VISITING, MARY-MARY'S HANDBAG, MARY-MARY GOES AWAY and MARY-MARY IS A SURPRISE, this anthology follows the misadventures of Mary-Mary (so nicknamed due to her contrary nature!), a little girl who knows rather a lot more than her four older brothers and sisters give her credit for, thank you very much. These are funny and heartwarming tales sure to make a perfect Christmas stocking filler for readers young and old.

Teddy Robinson Stories

Teddy Robinson Stories

Author: Joan G. Robinson, Deborah Sheppard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2005

Teddy Robinson was a nice, big, comfortable teddy bear who belonged to a little girl called Deborah. Sometimes a little shy - and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but always ready to make the best of things, Teddy Robinson has captured the hearts of generations of children. Whether he finds himself spending a night in hospital, proudly starring in his very own show, or playing pirates at the seaside, Teddy Robinson's cheerful, endearing personality shines through in this appealing children's classic. Ideal to read aloud, these classic tales of a loveable bear are perfect to share with all young children. First published in 1953, Teddy Robinson and its cuddly hero are true modern children's classics.

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Author: Joan G. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2002

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story about friendship, families and loneliness. Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes. She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn't judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes...

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