Related to: 'Shipwreck'

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
Authors:
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
Authors:
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. A mysterious creature is prowling in the island's forests. while a hurricane rises off shore. Fleur, Alfie and Mia need the dolphins as never before ... Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the sixth in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.

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Survival

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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. Alfie and Mia don't realise how much they rely on their older sister until she is taken ill with a mysterious sickness. They'll do anything to save her - and perhaps the dolphins, too, can help Fleur pull through. Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the third in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.

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Fire!

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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. Danger is on the island: from sharks near shore, to a mystery presence on the island itself. Day-to-day survival is everything ... and the dolphins are there to help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.

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Lost at Sea

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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. But the children's father is ill! While Fleur and Mia explore the dark forest and search the beaches for precious equipment from the shipwreck, Alfie has his own plans ... and perhaps only Pearl can save him from himself ...Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the second in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.

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Rocking with Roxy and Rosie

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

No animal - or animal-shaped problem - is too big or small for Lexi and Lily, known as 'Muddy Paws,' the animal experts. They are cousins and best friends, and while they don't always see eye to eye ... but they are united by their love for all animals. In this story, the girls are charged with looking after two adorable rare breed Gloucester Old Spot piglets who like to be entertained in a very special way. But this story isn't only about rock-music-loving piglets, there's plenty of other fun-loving animals who keep Muddy Paws on their toes.

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Coaching Madcap

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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
Authors:
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
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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Iron Eyes

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Four Winds and his spirit horse, Silver Cloud, now face the second task set down by Ghost Horse - to fetch a feather from the highest mountain. They travel north, crossing forests filled with bears, coyotes and wolves. Along the way they come across their old adversary, Thadodaho, the evil thunder spirit with snake-hair, turtle claws and the feet of a bear. But to get to the summit of Mount Kivioq they must face their most powerful enemy so far, in the shape of Iron Eyes: a treacherous and cruel wolf spirit with an awesome helper . . .

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Bad Heart

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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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Summer Special: Diamond Charm

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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 ...

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Summer Special: Jethro Junior

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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
Authors:
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
Authors:
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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Rodeo Rocky

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

At a local rodeo contest, Kirstie is horrified to see an injured horse. Upset by the way the horse is treated, she persuades her mother to buy him. But Kirstie soon learns that training an ex-rodeo horse is not easy, and when Rocky throws Kirstie on a steep mountain trail, his fate hangs in the balance once more...

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Crazy Horse

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Crazy Horse - wild and unruly, and Cadillac - a beautiful pedigree, are two very different but inseparable horses. When both horses are discovered to be missing one night, it seems that Crazy Horse was used by thieves to lure Cadillac away. Kirstie is worried about what they will do with Crazy Horse - but will she track the stolen horses down in time?

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Johnny Mohawk

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

When a guest at the ranch falls from his horse and breaks his arm, he accuses the horse, Johnny Mohawk, of bucking him off. Kirstie doesn't believe his story one little bit. Now his father is determined to sue the Half Moon Ranch for thousands of dollars. Can Kirstie prove Johnny Mohawk's innocence before it's too late?

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Silver Spur

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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Little Vixen

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Brad Martin, a famous reining expert, visits Half Moon Ranch with his champion horse, Little Vixen. Kirstie adores the horse but suspects the man - especially when she sees him getting close to her mother. She's heard he's fallen on hard times and is worried he's after a share of the Half Moon profits. Her worry turns to alarm when a sudden fire traps Little Vixen in the barn. Is Martin to blame? If so, why would he put his own horse in danger? Kirstie aims to untangle the truth from the lies...