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Julia Green - Author

About the Author

Julia Green is the Course Director on the MA in Creative Writing for Young People at Bath Spa, and has had three novels published by Puffin. She lives in Bath.

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Other books by Julia Green

To the Edge of the World

To the Edge of the World

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A beautifully written tale of courage, friendship, and survival. Imagine a tiny island far out in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. On some days, you can hardly see where the sea ends and the land begins, everything merged in a blue-grey mist of sea spray and wind-blown sand. There is nothing between here and America. I say nothing, but what I mean, of course, is nothing but ocean. And about sixty-five kilometres out to sea, one last remote outcrop of islands and sea stacks, with the highest sea cliffs anywhere in the UK-St Kilda. Distant, desolate, and difficult to reach. The islands at the edge of the world . . .

The Wilderness War

The Wilderness War

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

This is our place and we'll fight to save it! A summer spent in the place Noah and his friends call the Wilderness, is a summer spent making dens, sleeping under the stars, and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. It's freedom. Until one day their Wilderness is sold and set for development and their dens torn down to make way for houses. For Noah and his friends this means war and they'll do anything to stop the Wilderness being destroyed. From the author of Seal Island, this exciting new adventure celebrates the outdoors and the freedom to explore it - and with the exclusive, fun tips and ideas in the back of the book, you can make the best of wild spaces too!

Seal Island

Seal Island

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2014

'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Grace discovers a small seal pup, separated from its mother after a storm, she's not sure if she can help it, but she has to try . . . Beautifully illustrated in black and white, this is a heart-warming tale of friendship and discovery in the wild outdoors by the author of Tilly's Moonlight Fox..

This Northern Sky

This Northern Sky

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Kate's parents are taking her on holiday with them to a cottage on a remote island in the Hebrides. Kate can't imagine anything more boring. But underneath her sulkiness, Kate is scared. Her parents have been fighting and she knows that for her parents this holiday is make or break. Once at the cottage, Kate escapes - outside, anywhere. And there she meets the warmth of the islanders, who are prepared to accept her and to listen to her. And possibly fall in love with her . . .

Sylvie and Star

Sylvie and Star

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2013

One puppy with the wild in his eyes. One girl longing to care for him. The puppy would fit on one hand, it was so small. Its fur was a pale silver-grey all over, except for one dark star on its head. Sylvie can't wait for the school holidays so she can get back to her grandparents' farm in Italy. Their dog, Bella, is going to have puppies and Sylvie is determined to be there when they are born. Perhaps her mum and dad will even let her keep one? There is just one puppy in the end. He is a tiny, furry bundle that Sylvie names Star. When Star opens his eyes for the first time it is clear there's something extra special about him. Something no one was expecting.

Tilly's Moonlight Fox

Tilly's Moonlight Fox

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

'The fox called again. Its eerie cry echoed into the night. The sound wove in and out of the night garden, and into Tilly's dreams.' One night, awoken by a strange noise, Tilly looks out of her bedroom window and sees a wild fox watching her from the lawn. Tilly follows it through a hidden gate and is amazed to discover a secret, moonlit garden. She returns the following night but this time a young girl called Helen is already there waiting for her. Tilly is delighted to have found a new friend, but is Helen real or is she a ghost?

Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Freya has come to visit her grandparents who live on a remote island. Last year she visited them with her brother - but last year her brother died alone in a boating accident. Whilst back on the island, Freya finds a way, with the calming presence of her grandparents and the gentle care and attention of the people around her, to adjust to the fact that her brother has gone, and that life - and love - are still vibrantly in the air. A perfect coming of age for any young girl just tipping into teenhood.

Don't Forget, Lara!

Don't Forget, Lara!

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Lara is in a muddle - her cat is having kittens soon, and she can't stop thinking about it. And there's so much to remember, too. Every day, she forgets to take the right thing to school and she daydreams in class, which makes her teacher cross. But what can she do to make things better? Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 5+

Beowulf the Brave

Beowulf the Brave

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The King of Denmark is in trouble. His people are living in a terror of a monster that no one can kill. So the brave warrior Beowulf takes up the challenge. He sets sails with fourteen men, and arrives at the king's hall. That night, he slays the monster in a bloody battle, but now his problems have just begun...Beowulf the Brave is a modern retelling of the classic Anglo-Saxon legend.

Sephy's Story

Sephy's Story

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2007

Sephy's has an idyllic life on the island of Sicily, she loves to pick flowers in the sun and have picnics with her mother Demeter, but this isn't to last. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, wants the beautiful Sephy to be his wife, so he kidnaps her and takes her to his underground kingdom. Imprisoned in this place where the sun never shines, Sephy is too sad to even eat, until finally Pluto tempts her with a pomegranate. As she tastes some of its seeds, little does she realise Pluto has tricked her. Now she may never be free.

Hunter's Heart

Hunter's Heart

Author: Julia Green Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2007

Simon, age 14, is obsessed with weaponry, survival tactics, and hunting. Against his mother's wishes, he secretly orders a BB gun over the Internet and begins to practice with it. During a long, hot summer, he discovers a new obsession: Leah, the older girl next door. To her, he's little more than a "e;project,"e; but their relationship intensifies. Meanwhile, Simon's mother has started a mortifying affair with his art teacher, Matt. When Simon realizes that Leah has begun modeling semi-nude for Matt, he snaps and makes use of his gun. The results are deadly, leaving Simon with a new understanding of himself and his capacity for violence.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Taking Flight is a story about love, loss and dealing with death. Luke goes to see his grandpa every day after school. He likes it there, and especially enjoys helping with Grandpa's pigeons. But Grandpa gets sick and muddled and needs more than Luke's help. When he goes into hospital, events take a turn for the worse and suddenly Luke has to grow up very fast...

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2004

BABY BLUE picks up Mia's story (begun in BLUE MOON) just after the birth of her baby. Mia is sixteen now, and still living with Dad, although this relationship becomes increasingly under strain. Not only is Mia having to work out the complicated emotional and practical implications of being a mother when she herself is still a child, with huge emotional needs of her own, she is also having to negotiate new relationships with the adults and young people around her.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Fifteen-year old Mia lives with her dad in a small rural community. When she discovers that she's pregnant she doesn't know where to turn - her elder sisters have left home, her mum left when Mia was six, her boyfriend, Will, is too scared to be anyhelp and her dad tries to push her into an abortion. Backed into a corner, she runs away and joins two women on a canal boat. Nobody can find her now but she discovers that the women have their own tragic stories. A fire on the boat makes her realise that she must take responsibility for the baby and herself and that home is the most likely place to get help. Her mother re-enters her life and Will's mother involves herself. Mia learns about love and realises how much her father has done for her.

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