Jamila Gavin

14 children’s books by the writer

Jamila Gavin (Author) Jamila's first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and she has since been writing steadily, producing critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories. She has been shortlisted for many of the major children's book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children's Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. The Wheel of Surya, part one of the Surya trilogy, was runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and the other two titles were also shortlisted. Richard Collingridge (Illustrator) Richard Collingridge was born in London, studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, graduating in 2008, and after living in France for a few years, has recently moved back to the UK. At about the age of five Richard noticed that real people didn't look like a bunch of sticks with a circle on the top. But to his amazement, no one else in his classroom, including the teachers, seemed to be able to see this. So with this secret in mind, he decided that when he grew up, he wanted to draw pictures for a living. He has always enjoyed creating different worlds and universes for his non-stick people, and after illustrating book covers and other people's stories, he decided to put some words next to his own drawings. This seemed to work rather well and resulted in Richard's stunning debut picture book, When it Snows.

9-11 years

Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales

Jamila Gavin, Richard Collingridge

Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales

Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to ...

£6.99

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Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos

Jamila Gavin, Amanda Hall

Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos

A collection of cherished Hindu stories, including tales of creation, the birth of the gods and the arrival of humans. Come on a journey with master storyteller Jamila Gavin as she writes of great floods, romance and epic battles between ...

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10+ years

Coram Boy

Jamila Gavin

Coram Boy

A vivd, compelling and harrowing tale from Whitbread award winning Jamila Gavin. The Coram man takes babies and money from desperate mothers, promising to deliver them safely to a Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them ...

£7.99

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11+ years

Free?: Stories Celebrating Human Rights

Malorie Blackman

Free?: Stories Celebrating Human Rights

This is a celebration of human rights. To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Walker Books and Amnesty International have joined together to create a short-story collection for young adults, celebrating what it means to ...

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9-11 years

The Blood Stone

Jamila Gavin

The Blood Stone

One diamond - a world of spies, death and deception. In Venice, the diamond promises wealth and prestige to greedy Bernardo Pagliarin. At the court of the Great Moghul in Agra, it holds the key to the throne itself. For Filippo ...

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5-8 years

Alien Adventures: Three Stories in One

Jamila Gavin

Alien Adventures: Three Stories in One

This book features three alien adventures - not for the faint-hearted!"The Stranger from Somewhere in Time" by Sam McBratney - Helen, Lorna, Foxy, Murdo and Bopper bury a time capsule, without really expecting anything to happen. So imagine their surprise when ...

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9-11 years

Haunted

Derek Landy

Haunted

Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a ...

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9-11 years

Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales

Jamila Gavin, Richard Collingridge

Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales

Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches ...Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to ...

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