Theresa Tomlinson

19 children’s books by the writer

Theresa Tomlinson and her husband live in North Yorkshire. Over the years Theresa has acquired an outstanding reputation for her historical novels. Shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, she takes a keen interest in the north-east coast of England. Recent visits to Turkey have fuelled her enthusiasm for the ancient mythology of that part of the world. Her scrupulous research has resulted in two epic stories in which classic tales and imaginative re-enactment make a stunning impact.

9-11 years

Better Than Gold

Theresa Tomlinson

Better Than Gold

Egfrid is the prince of Bernicia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. When he is captured by Penda, King of Mercia during a raid, all seems lost. But though the fierce warrior Penda hates Egfrid's cowardly father, he won't kill the ...

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9-11 years

The Cellar Lad

Theresa Tomlinson

The Cellar Lad

Ben Sterndale's days of freedom are over. There'll be no more running wild through Ecclesall woods now that he's got a proper job at Dyson's Scythe Works. As the Cellar Lad he's at everyone's ...

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12+ years

Voyage of the Snake Lady

Theresa Tomlinson

Voyage of the Snake Lady

Some years have passed since Myrina reassembled the Moon Riders as a strong and potent force after the fall of Troy. During that time the brave warrior women that survived have lived in peace. But now once again, Myrina's ...

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12+ years

Wolf Girl

Theresa Tomlinson

Wolf Girl

Cwen, a poor weaver struggling to make a living at Whitby Abbey, is accused of possessing a valuable necklace; if found guilty she could be hanged. Wulfrun, Cwen's daughter, sets out to prove her mother's innocence. Set in ...

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12-17 years

The Voyage of the Snake Lady

Theresa Tomlinson

The Voyage of the Snake Lady

Some years have passed since Myrina reassembled the Moon Riders as a strong and potent force after the fall of Troy. During that time the brave warrior women that survived have lived in peace. But now once again, Myrina's ...

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9-11 years

Beneath Burning Mountain

Theresa Tomlinson

Beneath Burning Mountain

The family live and work in the shadow of smouldering fires formed in the creation of alum. The life is hard, at times desperate; a landslide leaves them homeless and the King's Press Gang threatens to take their brother ...

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9-11 years

Child of the May

Theresa Tomlinson

Child of the May

No one is ever going to crush fiery Magda's independent streak. She yearns for the thrill of adventure and when her chance comes to fight alongside Robert, the hooded...she's going to take it. Magda is also a ...

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9-11 years

The Forest Wife

Theresa Tomlinson

The Forest Wife

Who will champion the poor against injustice and cruelty? Set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, this story traces the life of Mary who runs away from her cruel uncle when he tries to force her into marriage for ...

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