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Jan Mark

14 children’s books by the writer

Jan Mark was born in Welwyn, Herts in 1943. She grew up in Ashford, Kent and attended Canterbury College of Art. She taught in a secondary school in Gravesend for six years, before becoming a full-time writer. Her book THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THERE was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Children's Award. She has won the Carnegie Medal twice, for THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGS and HANDLES.

7-12 years

Hook or by Crook

Jan Mark, Tony Ross

Hook or by Crook

Fun and quirky tales of Medieval Merry England. Two stories combine in one gorgeous package with tons of extras such as riddles, quizzes and fun facts. Sure to appeal to readers of all ages and particularly suitable for 6-9s. From ...

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12+ years

Something in the Air

Jan Mark

Something in the Air

Peggy is a fifteen-year-old rather at odds with the world around her. Her older sister berates her constantly for being messy. Her teachers reprimand her for being unladylike. Her best friend has stopped talking to her, because she was so ...

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2 years

Fur

Jan Mark, Charlotte Voake

Fur

When Thin Kitty grows fat, she starts making nests all over the house - some of them in very odd places indeed! What could be happening?This lyrical and beautifully illustrated first story book in the Baby Walker range will develop ...

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10+ years

The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

Jan Mark, Richard Holland

The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

A paperback edition of this unique and fascinating guide exploring everything from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum', illustrated with incredible collage-style art. Suppose you went into a museum and you didn't know ...

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12+ years

The Electric Telepath

Jan Mark

The Electric Telepath

Elijah longs to be a scientist, to follow in the footsteps of his heroes. But as a member of the Horebite church such dreams will never be possible. Instructed by his father and his church to listen for The Still ...

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8+ years

Eyes Wide Open

Jan Mark

Eyes Wide Open

Six memorable short stories, never before published in a collection. Find out how...Visits from the tooth fairy can make you into a millionaire; A journey on the London Underground becomes a magical mystery tour for two lost boys; A ...

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12-17 years

They Do Things Differently There

Jan Mark

They Do Things Differently There

Charlotte has always thought there's something not right about living in Compton Rosehay (aka Stalemate). Perhaps it's the plastic families, the identical rows of houses, or the girls who only talk about diets. When she meets Elaine, Charlotte ...

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