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Claire O'Brien



Claire is the author of the Cordelia Codd stories. These follow Cordelia's comic and touching misadventures as she struggles to deal with the difficult issues faced by many pre-teen children. Claire is a former teacher who has worked in the UK, USA and Colombia.

Her favourite books at the moment are
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari

Her favourite films are currently
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, 1951
Billy Elliot, 2000
The Belles of St.Trinian's, 1954
The Artist, 2011

Claire has been writing since Miss Fox, her year four teacher, sat her in a corner for talking too much and told her to get on with some handwriting. She realised that she was happiest sitting alone with a pencil and her thoughts, but her own stories came much later.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Franklin Watts

The Terrifying Teacher

Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez
Contributors:
Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. Mr Bloodaxe is not like any other teacher at school, he is just a little bit scary, or possibly even terrifying! He has a striking resemblance to a famous Viking of the same name and his lessons are far from comfortable...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Orchard Books

It's Alive!

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien

One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will design beautiful costumes and live in a glamorous city.But for now, I'm stuck with: Living in a MICRO-TINY cottage stuck to the side of a pubA pair of BONKERS parents who are still NQT (Not Quite Together) Two MEAN GIRLS trying to steal my best friendAnd a Granny who is behaving even more strangely than usual. The third and final instalment in the hilariously haphazard life of Cordelia Codd, from the author of Not Just the Blues and Frankly, Ruby, I Don't Give a Damn.

Orchard Books

Frankly, Ruby, I Don't Give a Damn

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien

One day, I, CORDELIA CODD, am going to be the greatest costume designer in the history of cinema. I will live in exotic places, have fabulous friends and spend my days relaxing at the spa.But for now I'm stuck in the d...u...l...l...e...s...t village on planet Earth, with a best friend a QUILLION-TRILLION miles away, not-quite-together parents, a pretend boyfriend/supposed thief/real bully shield, and an epic war with THE MOST UNFRIENDLY GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE.Whoever said "tomorrow is another day" hasn't lived a day in my life...

Orchard Books

Not Just the Blues

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien