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Julia Jarman - Author

About the Author

Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools.    Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs.    They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake!   Her pets have featured in her stories at some point.  This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination.

As a child she became a book worm and visited her local library on an almost daily basis.  She started at one end of a shelf and read all the books until she reached the other end.  Julia decided when she was 8 years old to become a children's writer, having read Little Women and the sequel Good Wives.   The character in these books, Jo March, became a writer when she grew up and Julia wanted to be like her.

To begin with, Julia wrote to magazines, comics and newspapers and managed, at the age of 8, to have some work published.

On leaving school, Julia went to university to study English and Drama.  She became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing.   During this stage she got married and had three children.  Reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write.

Encouraged by her children, Julia started writing about people that were life like and exciting, and included some scary situations.  Her philosophy is to take real life and add some 'what ifs' - and then anything can happen.

Julia still likes to read a lot but has to also make time for writing, which takes up about four days a week.  She has little time for many hobbies as she also likes to visit schools one day a week to get feedback from children.

 

Featured books by Julia Jarman

Other books by Julia Jarman

Harry the Clever Spider at School Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider at School Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Charlie Fowkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

This humorous story follows Harry the spider to Clare's school, where the class is studying minibeasts. Displeased with his box, Harry escapes in the classroom. The fuming teacher is reconciled to Harry when he finds her lost glasses. She admits that Harry is a very clever spider. In this sequel to Harry The Clever Spider, we find out what happened when Clare took Harry to school. Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. Posters on pages 22 and 23 advertise Harry's services for finding lost items and remind the readers of Harry's talents. Curriculum links- Science: Living things in the environment. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Julia Jarman, Jillian Powell, Monica Hughes, Celia Warren Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 27/04/2007

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Stowaway! Band 14/Ruby

Stowaway! Band 14/Ruby

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Mark Oldroyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. Readers learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type - An adventure story. Provides lots of opportunities for drama and writing activities. This title is paired with: How to be a Tudor in 20 easy stages, an information book that can be used to locate factual information about Tudor explorers and the Armada. Curriculum links - History: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Julia Jarman, Celia Warren, Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Julia Jarman, Jillian Powell, Monica Hughes, Celia Warren Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

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