Jenny Nimmo - Author

About the Author

Jenny Nimmo lives in a converted watermill in Wales.  Her husband, David Wynn Millward, is a painter and print-maker, and all three of her children speak Welsh fluently.  She finds Wales, a land of legends, a very inspiring place to live.

For as long as she can remember, Jenny has loved books.  At boarding school, reading was her way to overcome loneliness or boredom.  However, she is aware that not everyone finds reading comes easily, and feels passionately that every child should have all the help they need, and access to as many books as they want.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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The Snow Spider Trilogy

The Snow Spider Trilogy

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A spine-tingling magical fantasy trilogy from the author of Charlie Bone, Jenny Nimmo. On his ninth birthday, Gwyn is given a brooch and told to cast it into the wind. Later he discovers the wind has sent something back: the snow spider. So begins Gwyn's journey as a magician. Against the shimmering backdrop of a magical domed city, Gwyn has to battle evil and heal a fractured family. Combining all of Jenny Nimmo's trademark elements - unusual but compelling characters, stunning magic and a rich, vibrant story - The Snow Spider Trilogy includes the sequels Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier and is perfect for lovers of Jenny Nimmo's other fantasy books such as Charlie Bone and The Secret Kingdom. `Jenny Nimmo writes with incredible vigour and passion' Guardian

Gabriel and the Phantom Sleepers

Gabriel and the Phantom Sleepers

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Classic magic and mystery from one of Britain's best-loved authors of fantasy adventure, Jenny Nimmo. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Cogheart and The Dreamsnatcher. Gabriel Silk's family are the keepers of a magical cloak, handed down the generations. When Gabriel's father is called away, responsibility for the cloak falls to Gabriel. Gabriel must journey to his uncle's house, but someone else is on the trail of the cloak and Gabriel's nightmare comes true - the cloak disappears. With the help of his cousin Sadie, and an assortment of unexpected friends along the way, Gabriel sets out to find the cloak. But they are heading towards great danger ... and the Phantom Sleepers aren't far behind. Will Gabriel be able to use his magical powers to save himself and his family? A wonderfully immersive fantasy book for children aged 9 years and up. Another gripping magical adventure from the Charlie Bone universe. Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone stories? Midnight for Charlie Bone Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock Charlie Bone and the Red Knight Also look out for The Snow Spider trilogy. `Dark, funny, crackling with magic' - author Artemis Cooper on Midnight for Charlie Bone `A fast moving, dialogue driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter' - Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone Jenny Nimmo is the acclaimed author of the Charlie Bone books for children. She has won several significant awards for her children's books, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Tir na n-Og Welsh Arts Council award for The Snow Spider. She lives in Wales with her husband, David.

Henry and the Guardians of the Lost

Henry and the Guardians of the Lost

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

A spell-binding new children's book from one of Britain's best-loved authors of fantasy adventure. Perfect for fans of Eva Ibbotson, Inkheart, and the Charlie Bone series. The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret. He is twelve, but he hasn't aged a day since the moment he was thrust a hundred years into the future. Now his secret has put him in danger. His only hope is the protection of the Guardians of the Lost. A wonderfully immersive fantasy book for children aged 9 years and up. 'A fast moving, dialogue-driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter' - The Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone Another gripping magical adventure from the Charlie Bone universe. Have you collected all of the Charlie Bone stories? Midnight for Charlie Bone Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock Charlie Bone and the Red Knight Also look out for The Snow Spider trilogy. `Dark, funny, crackling with magic' - author Artemis Cooper on Midnight for Charlie Bone `A fast moving, dialogue driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter' - Bookseller on Midnight for Charlie Bone Jenny Nimmo is the acclaimed author of the Charlie Bone books for children. She has won several significant awards for her children's books, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Tir na n-Og Welsh Arts Council award for The Snow Spider. She lives in Wales with her husband, David.

The Snow Spider

The Snow Spider

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

`Time to find out if you are a magician, Gwyn' Gwyn's grandmother leaves him five gifts: a brooch, a piece of dried seaweed, a tin whistle, a scarf, and a broken toy horse. She tells him they will help make him a magician - but can Gwyn use them to bring his missing sister, Bethan, home? The Snow Spider won the 1986 Smarties Grand Prix and it was awarded the Tir na n-Og Award in 1987. This edition celebrates its 30th anniversary of first publication. Fantastic reading for Harry Potter fans from the author of Charlie Bone. Children who loved Moondial and Tom's Midnight Garden will relish this book. Perfect for readers aged 8 years and up. `A heart-warming story full of wonder and magic' - Julia Eccleshare

Chronicles of the Red King, Book 3

Chronicles of the Red King, Book 3

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

In the thrilling finale, many years have passed and we meet King Timoken's children, who stand divided between the forces of good and evil. (Runtime 7 hours, 59 min)

The Witch's Tears

The Witch's Tears

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

How can you tell if a person's a witch? asks Theo. It isn't easy, but there is a way. Witches' tears turn to crystal as soon as they fall. Only thing is, witches don't cry, or hardly ever. A new edition of this wonderfully atmospheric novel published into the First Modern Classics list, fantastic stories for young readers. In a whirl of rainy weather, a strange woman appears on Theo and Dodie's doorstep making Theo very uneasy. His mother and little sister do not seem at all alarmed by her. Dodie loves Mrs Scarum's stories and her wild dancing. But Theo suspects there might be trouble afoot, not helped by the fact that his father, usually as reliable as the clocks he repairs, has failed to return home. The blizzard continues and the night is long... there may be tears before morning. A beautifully written story for confident young readers from an award-winning author.

The Alien on the 99th Floor Band 12/Copper

The Alien on the 99th Floor Band 12/Copper

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Undefined Release Date: 20/01/2008

Fred was bored. He didn't like going to the shopping centre with his mum and his little sister. But then by mistake he took the lift to the 99th floor and found an alien who needed his help. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type: A fantasy story. * A poster for the computer game on pages 30-31 provides an opportunity to discuss the story and think about how it could be promoted to appeal to children. * Curriculum links: Art and Design: Viewpoints; Citizenship: Choices. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2007

This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student, Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have a strange power over them.Emma and Charlie soon discover Mr. Boldova's secret identity: He is the older brother of Ollie Sparks, the boy who lives in the attic of Bloor's Academy. Ollie had always been prying into matters that didn't concern him, so Ezekiel Bloor made him invisible. When Charlie and his friends find him, Ollie is alone and hungry. They promise to make Ollie visible again with the aid of his brother, Mr. Boldova.Can Charlie and his friends save Ollie?

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2007

Charlie Bones power takes on a new dimension at Bloors Academy in Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors. There is a new cast of characters, including Mr. Pilgrims replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. Billy has been adopted by a mysterious couple and is locked up in an odd place called The Passing House. Meanwhile, Charlie and Olivia discover the secret of the Castle of Mirrors, and along with Uncle Paton, they must free Billy before it is too late.

The Owl Tree

The Owl Tree

Author: Jenny Nimmo, Anthony Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

An enchanting tale of a young boy's efforts to save a magical tree, winner of the 1997 Smarties Prize. The owl-tree is not like any tree Joe has ever seen. It's huge and leafy and shivers like a person; it even seems to speak. Granny Diamond once saw an owl perched among its branches and she has loved the tree ever since. It means the world to her. But her neighbour, Mr Rock, wants to cut it down. Why does he dislike the owl-tree so much? Does it have a secret to tell Joe? And how can he, a boy too scared even to climb the tree, be the one to save it?

Dog Star

Dog Star

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

A magical story about a young girl's longing for a dog named Star, from a Smarties Prize-winning author. Looking at the sky one frosty night, Marty sees the Dog Star in all its brilliance for the first time. Although she has Tiggy, her cat, Marty longs for a dog; she'd call it Star. Later that night, when the Dog Star's light beams into her room, she discovers a real live dog beneath her bed and it seems that her wish has come true. But will Star bring Marty and her family happiness?

Stone Mouse

Stone Mouse

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

This is an acclaimed tale about magic and emotions, highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. When Elly and her family come to look after her aunt's house, she sees at once that Stone Mouse is special; but her brother Ted says he's just a dirty old pebble. But then Ted is angry with everyone and everything and, as Stone Mouse soon discovers, that means trouble...

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Time is running out for Charlie Bone . . . Charlies hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place . . .Book Two in The Children of the Red King series!

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

The next installment in the New York Times bestselling series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE HIDDEN KINGIn Charlies most perilous adventure yet, the shadow from the Red Kings portrait has escaped. Strange things start to happen at Bloors Academy. But, with the help of a mysterious force, Charlie and his friends are closer to discovering the truth about Charlie Bones father. Children of the Red King Series Book 1: Midnight for Charlie BoneBook 2: Charlie Bone and the Time TwisterBook 3: Charlie Bone and the Invisible BoyBook 4: Charlie Bone and the Castle of MirrorsFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Granny Grimm's Gruesome Glasses

Granny Grimm's Gruesome Glasses

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/1995

Fiona Smiley thinks that wearing glasses will make her brainy like the rest of her family. So when she sees Granny Grimm's glasses lying on the garden wall, she just can't resist trying them on, with some interesting results. Jenny Nimmo was shortlisted for the 1995 Carnegie Medal.

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