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Jan Mark - Author

About the Author

Jan Mark was born in Hertfordshire during the Second World War. She would have been born in London, but her mother had been evacuated. She moved around a lot as a child, and ended up in Oxford. Sadly, she died suddenly from meningitis on 16 Jan 2006.

Jan Mark was one of the most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal for her novels Thunder and Lightnings and Handles; and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Click here to see more of her books

Featured books by Jan Mark

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

9+ readers

Author: Jan Mark Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

Other books by Jan Mark

Thunder And Lightnings

Thunder And Lightnings

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thing Victor doesn't know about the RAF planes flying overhead and the two boys are soon busy tracking their movements. Then Andrew discovers that Victor's beloved Lightnings are due to be scrapped... Thunder and Lightnings won the Carnegie Medal in 1976.

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

9+ readers

Author: Jan Mark Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

The Electric Telepath

The Electric Telepath

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Elijah longs to be a scientist, to follow in the footsteps of his heroes. But as a member of the Horebite church such dreams will never be possible. Instructed by his father and his church to listen for The Still, Small Voice that will inform his life, Elijah finds himself trapped between a modern world and an ancient belief system; until the discovery of his hidden scientific apparatus brings these two worlds together with unexpected results . . .

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2:: Too Old to Rock and Roll and Other Stories

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2:: Too Old to Rock and Roll and Other Stories

Author: Jan Mark, Diane Mowat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2007

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Lady Long Legs

Lady Long Legs

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2006

King John and the Abbot

King John and the Abbot

Author: Jan Mark Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2006

Greedy King John has set the Abbot three impossible riddles. If he can't solve them,he's ruined. Surely a simple shepherd can't hold the answer? A heart- warming tale from a Carnegie Medal -winning author. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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