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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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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 beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the sixth in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.

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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 beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.

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Shipwreck

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 island is far from home and shaken by violent electrical storms. Can the kids and dolphins work together to survive on Dolphin Island? Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the first in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.

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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 beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the second in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.

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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
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The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Silver Cloud

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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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The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Iron Eyes

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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The Dreamseeker Trilogy: 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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Snickers

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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Miss Molly

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Stormcloud has all the bad habits of an ex-rodeo pony rolled into one. He nips and bites, bucks and rears, kicks out and rides through the bit. Worse still, he tunes in to a nervous rider's worst fears.Keira's uncle, Kevin, has rescued Stormy from the sale barn, paying rock bottom price for a worn out, world weary horse that no one wants. He brings him to Black Pearl Ranch, saying, 'If you can make something of him and sell him on to a decent owner, you can keep the profit.'Keira jumps at the challenge - taking Stormy back to basics, re-schooling him and treating him right. Will Stormy respond? Or have years of mistreatment soured him for good?

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Red Star

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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Wildflower

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
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: Diamond Charm

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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Summer Special: Jethro Junior

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield
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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