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Jenny Valentine - Author

About the Author

Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children.

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Fire Colour One

Fire Colour One

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 06/08/2015

A bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption, from award-winning author, Jenny Valentine - one of the greatest YA voices of her generation.Iris's father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames.Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas. There are things he wants Iris to know after he's gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light.

Jenny Valentine - 4 Book Award-winning Collection (Finding Violet Park, Broken Soup, The Ant Colony, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight)

Jenny Valentine - 4 Book Award-winning Collection (Finding Violet Park, Broken Soup, The Ant Colony, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight)

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

Four extraordinary stories from Guardian award-winning author, Jenny Valentine."e;Valentine writes so beautifully and so convincingly that you're instantly swept into the mystery of people's lives."e; Amanda Craig, The TimesFinding Violet Park:When sixteen-year-old Lucas Swain rescues Violet Park's ashes from a mini-cab office, he sets out to discover who she was, and finally faces up to the question of his missing father...Broken Soup:When a stranger gives a dropped photo negative to Rowan, she's sure it's all a big mistake. Who is he? Why did he give it to her? The mystery only deepens when the photo is developed and the inconceivable appears.The Ant Colony:For Sam and Bohemia, number 33 Georgiana Street is a place to disappear. Like ants, the residents scurry about their business, no questions asked. But it doesn't take much to upset the balance. Dig deep enough and you'll find that everyone has something to hide...The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight:An explosive mystery and the story of a boy who assumes the identity of a missing teenager and in-so-doing unearths a series of shattering family secrets - and the truth about who he really is.

Iggy and Me and the New Baby

Iggy and Me and the New Baby

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

More adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo, by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park. At home, all Iggy could think and talk about was babies. Pleeease have one more, she said. Just one. Iggy is OBSESSED with babies and wants more than anything in the world to have a new baby brother or baby sister to play with. But mum is far too tired to have another baby - she says just thinking about having another one makes her tired, so when Iggy's Auntie Kate comes to visit all the way from America with some very special news, Iggy can't believe her luck. This is the third outing for Jenny Valentine's endearing siblings. Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime. Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Iggy And Me On Holiday

Iggy And Me On Holiday

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2011

More adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo, by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park.This is the third outing for Jenny Valentine's endearing siblings, and this time they're full of plans for the school holidays.Will they go camping, or to the seaside? Or have Mum and Dad got something entirely different up their sleeves? Whatever they do, readers can be sure of plenty of laughter.Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime.Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Iggy And Me And The Happy Birthday

Iggy And Me And The Happy Birthday

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2011

The second of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park.More funny and endearing family stories featuring the the irrepressible 5-year-old IGGY as seen through the eyes of her big sister Flo, the ME of the title.Whether learning to swim, or playing at home, going on a day trip or baking birthday cakes, Iggy and Flo add sparkle to everyday activities.Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime.Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Iggy And Me

Iggy And Me

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2011

The first of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park.IGGY AND ME is a series of family stories featuring the mishaps and shenanigans of the irrepressible 5-year-old Iggy as seen through the eyes of her big sister Flo.Funny and endearing, each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime.Illutrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Ant Colony

Ant Colony

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2010

An irresistible new novel from Guardian-award-winning novelist, Jenny Valentine.Number 33 Georgiana Street houses many people and yet seems home to none. To runaway Sam it is a place to disappear. To Bohemia, it's just another blip between crises, as her mum ricochets off the latest boyfriend. Old Isobel acts like she owns the place, even though it actually belongs to Steve in the basement, who is always looking to squeeze in yet another tenant. Life there is a kind of ordered chaos. Like ants, they scurry about their business, crossing paths, following their own tracks, no questions asked.But it doesn't take much to upset the balance. Dig deep enough and you'll find that everyone has something to hide...

Finding Violet Park

Finding Violet Park

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2010

Narrated by the most compelling voice since Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, this is a quirky and original voyage of self-discovery triggered by a lost urn of ashes. The mini cab office was up a cobbled mews with little flat houses either side. That's where I first met Violet Park, what was left of her. There was a healing centre next door, a pretty smart name for a place with a battered brown door and no proper door handle and stuck-on wooden numbers in the shape of clowns. The 3 of number 13 was a w stuck on sideways and I thought it was kind of sad and I liked it at the same time. Sixteen-year-old Lucas Swain becomes intrigued by the urn of ashes left in a cab office. Convinced that its occupant - Violet Park - is communicating with him, he contrives to gain possession of the urn, little realising that his quest will take him on a voyage of self-discovery and identity, forcing him to finally confront what happened to his absent (and possibly dead) father...

The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes... An explosive new mystery from the award-winning author Jenny Valentine, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight is the story of a boy who assumes the identity of a missing teenager and in-so-doing unearths a series of shattering family secrets - and the truth about who he really is. With all the classic hallmarks of a Jenny novel - a fantastically strong, sensitive and memorable first person narration; themes of loss and betrayal, family secrets and personal identity; truly quality writing that is 'literary' but never inaccessbile or pretentious, this is the thrilling new novel from the author of Finding Violet Park.

Iggy and Me on Holiday

Iggy and Me on Holiday

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

More adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo, by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park. This is the third outing for Jenny Valentine's endearing siblings, and this time they're full of plans for the school holidays. Will they go camping, or to the seaside? Or have Mum and Dad got something entirely different up their sleeves? Whatever they do, readers can be sure of plenty of laughter. Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime. Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2010

Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes...An explosive new mystery from the award-winning author Jenny Valentine, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight is the story of a boy who assumes the identity of a missing teenager and in-so-doing unearths a series of shattering family secrets - and the truth about who he really is.With all the classic hallmarks of a Jenny novel - a fantastically strong, sensitive and memorable first person narration; themes of loss and betrayal, family secrets and personal identity; truly quality writing that is 'literary' but never inaccessbile or pretentious, this is the thrilling new novel from the author of Finding Violet Park.

Broken Soup

Broken Soup

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2010

An intriguing, compelling and moving new novel from the award-winning author of Finding Violet Park. When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue - after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will. Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. These days, she pretty much looks after her little sister single-handedly - which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

Iggy and Me and The Happy Birthday

Iggy and Me and The Happy Birthday

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

The second of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park. More funny and endearing family stories featuring the the irrepressible 5-year-old IGGY as seen through the eyes of her big sister Flo, the ME of the title. Whether learning to swim, or playing at home, going on a day trip or baking birthday cakes, Iggy and Flo add sparkle to everyday activities. Each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime. Illustrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

Iggy and Me

Iggy and Me

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

The first of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Finding Violet Park. IGGY AND ME is a series of family stories featuring the mishaps and shenanigans of the irrepressible 5-year-old Iggy as seen through the eyes of her big sister Flo. Funny and endearing, each chapter is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, perfect for newly-confident readers to enjoy alone, or for reading aloud at bedtime. Illutrated throughout in with black & white line drawings by Joe Berger, who was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book, Bridget Fidget.

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