Julie Berry grew up as the youngest of seven children on a fifty-acre farm in America complete with pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and oodles of cats and dogs. She has written four novels for children and lives with her husband and four sons in Massachusetts.
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April 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 A deeply romantic story set against a background of terrible prejudice and astonishing violence. Snatched from her home by a violent predator who cuts out her tongue to silence her, Judith becomes an outcast to her community. In silence she must observe both the injustice of the judgements against her and, almost worse, the loss of the man she has always loved. Judith writes the story of her life with a quiet dignity recording the bravery of one girl and the courage it takes to stand up for the truth.
Magic and mayhem abound in this fantasy adventure from the author ofThe Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich.Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely.
When governess Jane Eyre goes to work at Thornfield Hall and meets the mysterious Mr Rochester, her life finally feels like it's going right. Until the strange woman in the attic threatens everything. Charlotte Bronte's epic classic is beautifully retold here by award-winning author Julie Berry. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage
Orphans Nicholas and Kate arrive in London to find help from their uncle, but his cold-hearted, cruel attitude sets the siblings on a course that will change their lives forever. Immerse yourself in this beautiful adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' best-known novels by Julie Berry. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: * Curriculum links:
There's a murderer on the loosebut that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent homeunless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong. Julie Berry's The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Placeis a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.
Als aus heiterem Himmel die Direktorin und ihr Bruder beim Sonntagsessen vor ihren Augen tot umfallen, haben die sieben Schulerinnen des St. Etheldra Madcheninternats die Wahl: Entweder sie erzahlen von den Todesfallen und werden nach Hause geschickt, oder sie vertuschen den Vorfall und haben die fantastische Chance, das Madcheninternat selbst zu fuhren - ganz ohne die Kontrolle von Erwachsenen!Also schaufeln sie den beiden ein Grab im Garten und pflanzen einen hbschen Kirschbaum darauf. Doch das ist erst der Anfang. Fr ihren Traum von der eigenen Schule verstricken sich die Mdchen in ein fulminantes Netz aus raffinierten Lgen, whrend der Mrder noch frei herumluft Eine skurrile Krimi-Komdie mit viel schwarzem Humor
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