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Jill Murphy - Author

About the Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors   

Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.

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The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Hang on to your broomstick for a gorgeous colour paperback edition of The Worst Witch! Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy when she was only sixteen, disaster-prone Mildred Hubble - the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy - has been casting her spell for over forty years, enchanting millions of young readers. For this special edition, Jill Murphy has reproduced her original illustrations entirely in gorgeous full colour, and has written a special letter to her readers. Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues... 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2019

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production. Mildred Hubble is an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year at Miss Cackle's Academy, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet... When Mildred and her friends decide to put on a play about their experiences as witches in training, mayhem inevitably ensues. Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred's fun. Stern Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. Worst of all, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Celebrate the joys of motherhood with this gorgeous Mother's Day gift edition of the modern picture book classic! Mums everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes' peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Large family, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian

On the Way Home

On the Way Home

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

On the Way Home is a fantastic journey of the imagination that every child who tells the occasional tall tale will relate to! Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them how the fall happened. But just how did it happen . . .? Was she dropped by a wolf, a slithering snake, an enormous dragon or a hairy gorilla?! Filled with a little girl's inventive stories, On the Way Home is by Jill Murphy, the author and illustrator of the bestselling Peace at Last and Whatever Next!

Beth Nesaf?

Beth Nesaf?

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

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