Debbie Thomas - Author

About the Author

Debbie Thomas trained as a BBC radio journalist. She lived in Bangladesh and South Africa for ten years where she worked for aid agencies. She now lives in County Kildare with her husband and three daughters and has written four books for children: the Abbie Hartley trilogy and Class Act. She is the Writer in Residence at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and a board member of the Irish section of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People).

She says ‘The idea for My Secret Dragon came from my work with a charity that supports people with leprosy in Nepal, some of the most stigmatised in the world. Add to that those common childhood rejections (the party non-invitation, the failure to be picked for the Rounders team) and some genetic fireworks, and welcome to Aidan Mooney who’s spent his life trying to hide his mum’s superpower, or disability, depending on your point of view. I chose a realistic setting in order to explore authentic reactions to difference, from fear to awe to ruthless exploitation. Who else would I approach with this truly Irish tale than the wonderful Little Island?!’

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Class Act

Class Act

Author: Debbie Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2015

An all-new crazy adventure from established author Debbie Thomas that celebrates bees, friendship and the kind of cleverness that is often overlooked in school. Pro-active author is well connected in children's book circles and keen to do events Already has a substantial following for the Dead Hairy trilogy What is the point of Brian O'Bunion? Bottom of the class, slowest on the pitch, never invited to parties ... he sometimes wishes he could just disappear. Then, one day, some of his classmates actually do. That's when Brian's knack of noticing while going unnoticed leads him into a sticky trap of enchanting honey, freaky bees and not-so-sweet revenge. A buzzing tale of bullies and battleaxes, a bossy fossil, a bottom that longs to dance and a brave-hearted boy who makes the grade without coming top in his class. Debbie Thomas is back with another story full of crazy characters, fantastic adventures and deliciously zany use of language!

Hairy Adventures of Abbie Hartley

Hairy Adventures of Abbie Hartley

Author: Debbie Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2014

Dead Hairy: When Squashy Grandma's teeth get stuck in the vacuum cleaner, Abbie calls the Very Odd Job Man. Matt Platt and his Even Odder daughter Perdita invite Abbie to the Hair Museum, where history has hairstyles and fish have beards. Drawn into a hair-raising hunt for Perdita's mum Coriander, Abbie befriends Fernando, the heartbroken shrunken head of a Spanish conquistador, and Chester, a helpful patch of chest hair. But waddling in the shadows is a fiendish foe: the white-suited, lemon-haired Dr Hubris Klench. Abbie discovers that finding Coriander is one thing but saving the world from Klench's 'eefil doinks' quite another. And who are those hairy hobos holed up with Coriander? With kidnaps, kooks and creepy crooks, Dead Hairy is a crazy caper of laughter, love and lice crispies. This quirky tale, full of screwballs and pitfalls, will tickle children, parents and squashy grandmas alike. Jungle Tangle: Following a hair-raising adventure last summer, Abbie Hartley can't wait to join her friend Perdita on the trip of a lifetime. Their destination? The Amazon jungle. Their mission? To find the lost wife of their friend Fernando.There's only one problem. Fernando and his wife are shrunken heads and the Amazon jungle is huge.Oh, and another one. Squashy Grandma insists on coming, with her shopping bag on wheels and her pet wig.Oh, and just one more. Abbie's arch-enemy Dr Hubris Klench, burger-on-legs and villain extraordinaire, is lurking in the undergrowth with some very wicked tricks up his very wide sleeve. Monkie Business: Welcome to Remote Ken, an island with a mind of its own.A school trip to a rain-soaked island off the Irish coast is not Abbie Hartley's idea of fun ... until she hears rumours of treasure hidden by medieval monks. With her best friend Perdita she sets off to find the priceless Goblet of Dripping.But they're not alone. Hot on their heels are a vast villain, an ancient Inca emperor - and a curse that will turn their world upside down.With a grumpy Grandma, a wiggling wig and some quarrelsome classmates in tow, Abbie plunges into her wildest adventure yet.With crazy characters, wonderful wordplay and awesome adventures, kids will love this story!

Jungle Tangle

Jungle Tangle

Author: Debbie Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2013

Another mad-cap adventure from the author of Dead Hairy. Welcome to the Amazon, where heads shrink and villains slink! Media-savvy author with connections in the children's book world Established fan-base from Dead Hairy Author available for innovative in-store events Following a hair-raising adventure last summer, Abbie Hartley can't wait to join her friend Perdita on the trip of a lifetime. Their destination? The Amazon jungle. Their mission? To find the lost wife of their friend Fernando. There's only one problem. Fernando and his wife are shrunken heads ... and the Amazon jungle is huge. Oh, and another one. Squashy Grandma insists on coming, with her shopping bag on wheels and her pet wig. Oh, and just one more. Abbie's arch-enemy Dr Hubris Klench, burger-on-legs and villain extraordinaire, is lurking in the undergrowth with some very wicked tricks up his very wide sleeve.

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