Related to: 'Lost at Sea'

September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

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Missing

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. The family have relied on their pod of dolphins for everything - but they're ready to come to the rescue when, this time, it's their dolphin friends who need the kids' help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the fifth in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.

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Storm Clouds

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Survival

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Shipwreck

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Rocking with Roxy and Rosie

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Coaching Madcap

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Adorable animal antics from bestselling author Jenny Oldfield, about cousins Lily and Lexi and their animal problem-solving agency.No animal - or animal-shaped problem - is too big or small for Lexi and Lily, known as 'Muddy Paws,' the animal experts.There's two exciting developments in the seaside down of Mellingham - the local show, where animals can compete for prizes, and the fact that it's home to Luke from the nation's most famous boy band, Up Front.Luke wants to enter Madcap, his boisterous pup, in the show - but he is uncontrollable. Lily and Lexi are determined to help, but time is running out. How can they avoid disappointing Luke? Muddy Paws will find a way! Includes gorgeous illustrations by Paul Howard, illustrator of classics such as THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK and THE BRAVEST EVER BEAR.

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Making Friends with Breezy

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Adorable animal antics from bestselling author Jenny Oldfield, about cousins Lily and Lexi and their animal problem-solving agency.No animal - or animal-shaped problem - is too big or small for Lexi and Lily, known as Muddy Paws, the animal experts.Lily and Lexi are getting loads of calls for Muddy Paws - from the owners of cats and guinea-pigs and hedgehogs. But most important of all is the plight of Breezy, a six-week-old foal whose mother has died. Breezy is shy, so the girls spend time befriending her. Then, just as they make progress, they learn that Breezy will be sold to a racehorse trainer when she is older. How can the girls convince Breezy's owners to let her stay in Mellingham?Includes gorgeous illustrations by Paul Howard, illustrator of classics such as THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK and THE BRAVEST EVER BEAR.

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Silver Cloud

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Silver Cloud, a wild horse who is noble, brave, fast and strong, roams the plains. He belongs to a society which is more sophisticated and peaceful than that of the neighbouring human tribe which now, on the verge of extinction, needs his help. Silver Cloud's ruling spirit, Ghost Horse, sets him the task of saving them and, as Red Hawk, the leader of the tribe, is old and dying, his young grandson, Four Winds, is sent to accompany him. Silver Cloud and Four Winds must complete three tasks which will redeem the tribe, but during their journey they must battle against evil animal spirits:the snake-haired monster, Thadadaho, the shape-shifter Yietso, and the flame-eyed Unktehi, as well as face the storms, fires and earthquakes that threaten their quest.

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Iron Eyes

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Bad Heart

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

The young warrior, Four Winds, has battled hard to complete two of the three quests set for him by Ghost Horse, in order to save his tribe. He has defeated his old enemy, Snake Eye, and had a joyful reunion with his long lost mother, Shining Star. But evil forces are gathering under the rule of Anteep. Snake Eye's 'Wild Dogs' have regrouped and The Comanches seek revenge for the death of their chief. So, before he can begin his final journey to fetch a breath of wind from the furthest ocean, Four Winds must stay on the snow-bound slopes and fight a desperate battle. But even if he and his spirit horse, Silver Cloud, can survive the final quest, they will still have to face Bad Heart - a savage bear spirit, and the most powerful and brutal of all Four Winds' adversaries . . .

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Snickers

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Keira is thrilled when two high bred ponies - Vegas and Snickers - arrive at the ranch, but she soon falls out with the owner's spoiled son, Rex.It's bad enough that Rex breaks her dad's rules, but when he mistreats poor Snickers Keira faces a tough choice: confront Rex and lose valuable business, or keep quiet and risk Snickers coming to serious harm?

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Ghost Horse

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

It's snowing in springtime! Out tobogganing with friends, Keira spots a ghostly horse and rider high on the frozen mountain.She's worried. Are the mysterious pair on the run? Are they even real? And if they are, how long can they survive in the icy wilderness?

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Miss Molly

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Keira's home is Black Pearl Ranch, where she helps train ponies and lives the dream ...Sable Lucas's parents are organising a surprise birthday gift for her - a beautiful sorrel pony called Miss Molly! Keira's dad is given the job of training up the nervy pony and making her spook-proof in only three weeks.The day soon comes to unveil Sable's surprise, but something goes horribly wrong. What has got into Miss Molly? Determined to find out, Keira turns pony detective to uncover what's really going on ...

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Stormcloud

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Red Star

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield
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Wildflower

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Reed Walters' new pony, Wildflower, is beautiful but untrained. Keira warns Reed not to push her too hard, but he insists on showing her off at the local rodeo.Disaster strikes: Wildflower bolts from the arena. Keira and her sister head off into a snowstorm to find her, forgetting the one golden rule - always stick together ...

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Summer Special: Jethro Junior

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Jethro Junior is a star jumping horse, tested out by Kirstie over a long, hot summer. The creeks are dry and the threat of forest fires looms large. So when townie campers carelessly discard a lighted match on Eagle's Peak, it's not long before a bush fire rages. First on the scene, Kirstie must ride for help - but there's only one way out, and it involves Jethro jumping the biggest obstacle ever...

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Christmas Special: Starlight

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

A wild and dangerous mountain setting and a daughter who lives, breathes and sleeps horses is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...When Starlight's young owner, Jay, falls ill, the Scotts take the horse in. But the restless, highly strung horse doesn't settle, so Kirstie fixes a secret meeting for him and Jay. The reunion is a great success, but the parting almost breaks both their hearts. Now Starlight pines worse than before, while Jay's illness turns critical. Has Kirstie made a bad mistake?

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Wild Horses

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

Kirstie is leading a pony trek through Miner's Ridge when a sudden storm causes a landslide. She is trapped alone in Dead Man's Canyon with a herd of wild horses whose leader, a proud black stallion, has been hurt by falling rocks. Cold, wet and alone in the gathering storm - can she find a way out and help the injured stallion?

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Summer Special: Diamond Charm

Jenny Oldfield
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Jenny Oldfield

This is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...It's midsummer and a busy time at the ranch. So why does Sandy Scott let Taryn West stay for free? Kirstie soon learns that Taryn's life has recently fallen apart - her mom is missing presumed dead and her dad is the chief suspect. When novice rider Taryn disappears on her favourite horse, Diamond Charm, Kirstie sets off to track her down - before they find themselves battling to save the life of another member of this torn and tragic family ...