Adele Geras - Author

About the Author

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem. She was educated at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and now lives in Manchester. She has been a teacher and an actress and is now a full-time writer.

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Girls with Courage

Girls with Courage

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Girls Behind the Camera

Girls Behind the Camera

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this art of the future and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite the pair, but her father's friend keeps spoiling her plans. Will Cecily's dreams ever come true? Set in Victorian London, Girls behind the Camera is a beautifully crafted tale of hope and ambition.

Peas In A Pod

Peas In A Pod

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Stella-across-the-road is getting married - with a wonderful, romantic wedding. It's a dream come true for Jo, who is sure she and her sister Lily will be Stella's bridesmaids. But although the two girls look just like each other - like two peas in a pod - they are very different. Lily hates silly, frilly dresses and doesn't want to be a bridesmaid. Can both sisters find a way to enjoy the wedding? Peas in a Pod is the second tale about Jo and Lily. Also available is Chalk and Cheese.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10: The Pied Piper

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10: The Pied Piper

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

The peaceful town of Hamelin is overrun with rats: they are raiding larders, hiding in cupboards, sneaking into bed linen and driving the locals to despair. Desperate for help, they turn to the mysterious Pied Piper who promises a solution. But when the Piper falls out with the mayor, he takes away more than the townspeople ever expected. A wonderfully vivid interpretation of the story, which tackles trust, pride and revenge. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 19: The Fabulous Fantora Files

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 19: The Fabulous Fantora Files

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Fabulous Fantora Files, Ozzy, the Fantora family's cat, has collected the family files for posterity. Read stories from Bianca, a girl who can make any party come to life; postcards from Auntie Varvara, a veggie vampire; poems from Marco, the invisible boy; and knitting patterns from Filomena, the granny who can see the future. The Fantoras are fantastic, phenomenal and a little bit freaky! There has never been a family quite like them before. This book was previously published by Oxford University Press. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Happy Ever After 3 book bind-up

Happy Ever After 3 book bind-up

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2013

The Tower Room: Loosely based on Rapunzel, this is the story of a sudden, unexpected, passionate relationship and the unforessen yet inevitable results of defying convention. When Megan glimpses Simon from her tower room, their worlds are changed forever. Watching the Roses: A modern version of Sleeping Beauty, this is a haunting tale of treachery and betrayal. An ill-wishing has been placed on Alice, and it seems to be coming true. Pictures of the Night: A retelling of the Snow White fairytale, this is a thirlling story of jealousy and enchantment. Is Bella's stepmother really as wicked as she believes?

Stuck! Band 02b Red B/Band 10 White

Stuck! Band 02b Red B/Band 10 White

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Jack is trying to get his cat, Max, down from the top of a tree. But as a thunder storm hits, it is soon Jack who needs to be rescued. This dramatic narrative is written by award-winning author Adele Geras. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 2B / Red B, which provides simple story development and a satisfying conclusion, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. *Text type: A story with a familiar setting *On pages 14 to 15, children can recap the main events of the story by focusing on the sound words `snap', `crack' and `thud'. *Curriculum links: Citizenship

Pictures Of The Night : Egerton Hall Trilogy 3

Pictures Of The Night : Egerton Hall Trilogy 3

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2013

Once, when Megan, Bella and Alice shared a room, the Tower Room was theirs alone, remote from the rest of Egerton Hall School. Here they formed a deep friendship, which would continue long after they left their enchanted world. But now Bella thinks her life is in danger. Is her stepmother really as wicked as she believes, or can imagination sometimes be more sinister than reality?

It's Time for Bed

It's Time for Bed

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

When Mother says it's bedtime, Little Hare announces that he can't go to sleep until Mouse does, so his mother sings a lullaby for Mouse.

My Ballet Dream

My Ballet Dream

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly - complete with pretty ballet outfits. It's nearly ballet recital day . . . Tilly has been practising her ballet steps but she's still a little nervous. Then, the night before the big day, she has a wonderful dream and she knows everything is going to be just perfect. The third book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.

Lifelines: Cleopatra

Lifelines: Cleopatra

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2011

Now available in paperback, this illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to famous historical characters. Each book begins with a diary, told from the point of view of a child who works for the famous person. At the end of each book there is an illustrated reference chapter.

Louisa The Ballerina

Louisa The Ballerina

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2011

LOUISA'S SECRET When Louisa's ballet class have to choose partners, her new neighbour Tony is the perfect choice. But Tony thinks ballet lessons are for wimps! LOUISA IN THE WINGS A Russian ballet company comes to town and Louisa is desperate to see them. She tries to raise the money for the tickets but it's all sold out! Can anyone help her? A RIVAL FOR LOUISA At first, Louisa doesn't like Phoebe, the new girl in her ballet class. But they soon find out they have more in common than they thought...

Other Echoes

Other Echoes

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Other Echoes is the delicate and sensitive story of a young woman's growing self-awareness after revisiting her past. Flora is eighteen and recovering from an illness in the sanatorium at her boarding school. To while away the time, she starts to write down the story of her childhood - how at nine years old, she moved to Borneo with her parents, and encountered people and events shaped by the tragedies of the Second World War. In making sense of her own memories, Flora uncovers the ideas and emotions that make her the person she is today.

Little Ballet Star

Little Ballet Star

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2008

Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. It's Tilly's birthday and she's off to a real theatre with her auntie, a real ballerina! Join Tilly as she steps backstage to experience the excitement of a ballet performance, from the dressing rooms to centre stage. But will Tilly be given the chance to dance under the spotlight? This is the magical sequel to the bestselling The Ballet Class and the second book in the bestselling Tutu Tilly series.

Candle in the Dark

Candle in the Dark

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, are leaving behind everything they know and going to England to live with a family they have never met. Will Clara and Maxi adapt to life in an English village, and will they ever see their parents again?

The Ballet Class

The Ballet Class

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2004

Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.

Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten

Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2004

Follow the ginger kitten as he looks for somewhere comfortable to sleep. But the chair's too hard, the box too small, and the wardrobe is full of shoes. Where can he go next? Will he ever find the perfect place?

Good Luck, Louisa! Little Swan Ballet Book 6

Good Luck, Louisa! Little Swan Ballet Book 6

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2002

Louisa is horrified when she gets the news that Miss Matting's Ballet school has to close down. The only other school in town is notoriously hard to get into, and very expensive! Phoebe, Tony and Louisa all audition and the others soon receive letters telling them their fate. But there is no letter for Louisa. Is this the end of her dancing career?

Louisa On Screen : Little Swan Ballet Book 5

Louisa On Screen : Little Swan Ballet Book 5

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2001

Louisa and her sister are off to florida to enjoy some fun in the sun with their dad. But for Louisa that means missing her school's end-of-year display and the thought of Phoebe dancing the lead role instead of her is just unbearable. Until, that is, she is given the chance to appear in a TV commercial.

Watching The Roses : Egerton Hall Trilogy 2

Watching The Roses : Egerton Hall Trilogy 2

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2001

Once Megan, Bella and Alice shared a room. The Tower Room was theirs alone, remote from the rest of Egerton Hall School and here they formed a deep friendship which would continue long after they left their enchanted world. But now something is very wrong with Alice - poisoned by dark memories and unable to speak to a single soul it seems the ill-wishing placed on her has come true. Even her closest friends don't seem able to save her from the nightmare . . . Based loosely on the fairytale Sleeping Beauty, this is a haunting tale of treachery and betrayal.

The Tower Room : Egerton Hall Trilogy 1

The Tower Room : Egerton Hall Trilogy 1

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2001

Megan, Bella and Alice inhabit the isolated world of a girl's boarding school, Egerton Hall, buried deep in the English countryside. The Tower Room which they share is remote and high, and from it the three survey the everyday drama of school life. With only months to go until their final exams they are already sensing the dangerous delights awaiting them in the grown-up world. Megan feels a special poignancy about leaving school; orphaned soon after she came to Egerton Hall, she has virtually been brought up there as the ward of the science mistress.But it is Megan who looks down from the Tower Room that unforgettable morning, to meet Simon's inquisitive gaze. As Megan rushes to embrace her fate, her safe, cocooned world is transformed forever . . . Loosely based on the Rapunzel fairytale, this highly original novel is the story of a sudden, unexpected, passionate relationship and the unforseen yet inevitable results of defying convention.

Callie's Kitten

Callie's Kitten

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1998

Poor Callie feels totally ignored when a new baby arrives in the house. Even David - her special friend - pushes her away and no-one seems to appreciate the efforts she makes to welcome it. Even her carefully chosen gift (a dead bird) is greeted with horror rather than delight. And when she is banished to the kitchen, Callie sadly resolves that she is no longer wanted. She has no choice but to run away...

Blossom's Revenge

Blossom's Revenge

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1997

Blossom, a plump and contented cat, is horrified when six-year-old Prissy comes to stay with 'her' family. Suddenly there is nowhere she can go and doze without being disturbed, no place she can hide from Prissy. And when Prissy pulls her tail (no-one has done that since she was a little kitten!), Blossom makes up her mind: Prissy must go! All she needs is a plan...

Little Swan Red Fox Ballet Book 1

Little Swan Red Fox Ballet Book 1

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

Louisa In The Wings Red Fox Ballet Books 3

Louisa In The Wings Red Fox Ballet Books 3

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

A Russian ballet company comes to town with a production of COPPELIA and Louisa just has to see it. But first she has to scrape the ticket money together through lots of get-rich-schemes. By the time she's got enough disaster strikes - the show's sold out! But with a little help from her guardian-angel neighbour, Mrs Posnansky, Weezer finds herself not only at the ballet, but in the wings as well and of course, in heaven too!

Louisa's Secret Red Fox Ballet Books 2

Louisa's Secret Red Fox Ballet Books 2

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

New boy, Tony moves into the neighbourhood and he Weezer become instant friends. Weezer wants Tony to come to ballet with her, but he reckons it's just for 'sissies'. Somehow Weezer manages to persuade him to at least help her practice at home and Tony soon finds out that, not only is he quite good at this dancing lark but, he actually rather enjoys it too!

A Rival For Louisa Red Fox Ballet Book 4

A Rival For Louisa Red Fox Ballet Book 4

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

Phoebe's new to the ballet class and Louisa (aka Weezer) takes an instant dislike to her - she's pretty, posh and worst of all, a good dancer too! When they're both picked to play in THE NUTCRACKER, Weezer is super smug - she's got a big part and Phoebe's just a measly mouse. BUt as rehearsals progress, the pair find that actually they rather like each other, and when Weezer hurts her ankle, it's Phoebe who's able to save the day.

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