Eileen Browne - Author

About the Author

Eileen Browne worked as a schoolteacher and a youth worker before becoming an author and illustrator. Her titles include Handa's Surprise, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Sheffield Children's Book Award, Handa's Hen and Tick Tock. She lives in Wiltshire.

Featured books by Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

3+ readers

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2009

This is a bestselling picture book - brought to life with an animated DVD!A Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo like best, she wonders. After a long walk to the next village, the answer turns out to be a big surprise! Walker Books have collaborated with King Rollo Films to create this gently animated DVD packaged together with the classic picture book. Read by Adjoa Andoh ( Casualty and Doctor Who ), with specially composed music, this is an innovative combination that will delight and entertain young viewers again and again. Fun and engaging, this innovative set will help develop reading skills and is ideal for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Other books by Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

In pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her in this beautiful 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic. So luscious it seems almost edible Observer A 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, this is the story of Handa who decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Handa wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Brimming with mouth-watering fruit and wild animals, this richly-illustrated story is for the youngest of readers. Named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is a beautiful edition to share and treasure with a foreword and gorgeous gold foil on the cover and spine.

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2016

In this board book edition of a picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend. A beautiful board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo muses, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her!

Syrpris Handa

Syrpris Handa

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe

Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Part of the My First Picture Book series: perfect for every toddler to help encourage language skills, understanding, enjoyment and sharing. These books are a bridge between board books and picture books; printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners. Boo Boo Baby has lots of fun bouncing from animal to animal - but here comes a... rhino! Boo hoo! says Baby Boo Boo, so the animals comfort her, bouncing her back to bed. This is a wonderfully soothing bedtime story from the author of Handa's Surprise.

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

3+ readers

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2009

This is a bestselling picture book - brought to life with an animated DVD!A Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo like best, she wonders. After a long walk to the next village, the answer turns out to be a big surprise! Walker Books have collaborated with King Rollo Films to create this gently animated DVD packaged together with the classic picture book. Read by Adjoa Andoh ( Casualty and Doctor Who ), with specially composed music, this is an innovative combination that will delight and entertain young viewers again and again. Fun and engaging, this innovative set will help develop reading skills and is ideal for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Where's the Bus?

Where's the Bus?

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Rabbit & Mouse find all sorts of interesting things to do while they wait for a bus to come. But there's no sign of a bus - or is there? Young children will love to spot all the buses in the illustrations - which the animals miss because they're too busy doing something else!

Handa's Surprising Day

Handa's Surprising Day

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Featuring Handa, star of Handa's Hen and Handa's Surprise, this innovative storybook contains three linked stories and is designed to build reader confidence. Join the ever popular Handa, a young African girl living in a Kenyan tribe, as she goes about her everyday life, delivering fruit to her village, hunting for her Grandma's black hen with her friend Akeyo and encountering a troublesome goat.

Handa's Hen in Yoruba and English

Handa's Hen in Yoruba and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2003

Handa's Hen in Chinese and English

Handa's Hen in Chinese and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2003

Handa's Hen in Vietnamese and English

Handa's Hen in Vietnamese and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2003

Handa's hen (Italian/English)

Handa's hen (Italian/English)

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2003

Handa's Hen in Albanian and English

Handa's Hen in Albanian and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2003

Handa's Hen

Handa's Hen

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2003

In the sequel to the modern classic, Handa's Surprise, two girls count all of the exotic and exciting animals they discover as they search for their grandma's hen. Learn to count with Handa in the sequel to the bestselling Handa's Surprise. Every morning, Handa, a young girl from the Luo tribe of Kenya, feeds breakfast to Mondi, her grandma's black hen. This morning, however, Mondi is nowhere to be seen. So Handa and her friend Akeyo set off on a hunt, coming upon two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards, five beautiful sunbirds, and many more intriguing creatures. But where could Mondi be? Is that a faint cheeping they hear under the bush? Might Mondi have a surprise in store? Luminous colours depict a lush natural setting in this stunningly illustrated story perfect for reading aloud.

Handa's Hen

Handa's Hen

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2003

In the sequel to the modern classic, Handa's Surprise, two girls count all of the exotic and exciting animals they discover as they search for their grandma's hen. In the sequel to Handa's Surprise, Handa is searching for her grandma's black hen, Mondi. Every morning, she feeds Mondi her breakfast, but this morning Mondi hasn't come for her food. So Handa and her friend Akeyo begin to hunt for Mondi. While searching, they find two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice, four little lizards and all sorts of other animals!

Handa's Hen in Farsi and English

Handa's Hen in Farsi and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2003

Handa's Surprise in Polish and English

Handa's Surprise in Polish and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Chinese and English

Handa's Surprise in Chinese and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Urdu and English

Handa's Surprise in Urdu and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Panjabi and English

Handa's Surprise in Panjabi and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Turkish and English

Handa's Surprise in Turkish and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Portuguese and English

Handa's Surprise in Portuguese and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Hindi and English

Handa's Surprise in Hindi and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Bengali and English

Handa's Surprise in Bengali and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Gujarati and English

Handa's Surprise in Gujarati and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Farsi and English

Handa's Surprise in Farsi and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise in Somali and English

Handa's Surprise in Somali and English

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/1997

In this big book edition of a picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend. A beautiful big book edition of a bestselling modern classic - perfect for sharing in the classroom - this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her!

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/1995

In this picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend. A modern classic named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Handa wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her!

Handa's Surprise (English/Spanish)

Handa's Surprise (English/Spanish)

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1994

Handa's Surprise (English/French)

Handa's Surprise (English/French)

Author: Eileen Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1994

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