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Lynne Reid Banks - Author

About the Author

Lynne Reid Banks has written a number of books for children and young adults. Her children's books include The Adventures of King Midas; The Farthest-Away Mountain; Maura's Angel; The Indian in the Cupboard, recently made into a major Hollywood film; Return of the Indian; The Fairy Rebel; and The Magic Hare. Her books for teenagers include One More River, Sarah and After, My Darling Villain, The Writing on the Wall, Melusine: A Mystery and Broken Bridge. In addition, she has written two historical books about Israel: Letters to My Israeli Sons and Torn Country.

Featured books by Lynne Reid Banks

Other books by Lynne Reid Banks

Indian in the Cupboard Complete Collection (The Indian in the Cupboard; Return of the Indian; Secret of the Indian; The Mystery of the Cupboard; Key to the Indian)

Indian in the Cupboard Complete Collection (The Indian in the Cupboard; Return of the Indian; Secret of the Indian; The Mystery of the Cupboard; Key to the Indian)

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2014

Complete 5 book set of The Indian in the Cupboard collection including, THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD, RETURN OF THE INDIAN, SECRET OF THE INDIAN, THE MYSTERY OF THE CUPBOARD, KEY TO THE INDIANAll five books in the bestselling, best-loved Indian in the Cupboard collection about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive:At first, Omri is unimpressed with the plastic Indian toy he is given for his birthday. But when he puts it in his old cupboard and locks the door with a very special key, Omri's life suddenly changes. When he meets Little Bull things are never really the same again . . .

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped Room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures... This captivating story is inspired by Lynne Reid Banks' own childhood experience and her time in Canada.

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience.In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy, waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her Mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures...This captivating story is inspired by Lynne Reid Banks' own childhood experience and her time in Canada.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea

Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

Harry the Poisonous Centipede is now quite brave, but nothing can prepare him for this next adventure! He and best friend George are lost in a new and even scarier no-top world. Far from home, across the no-end puddle, they must negotiate a strange treeless cold desert, a Nest of Hoo-Mins, lots of noise-hurt and terrifying hairy-yowlers!Harry woke up first. The straight-up-hard thing was jiggling. It was moving."e;What's happening?"e; asked George in alarm."e;I don't know. We're moving."e; Harry replied."e;Where are we? We're not where we were last night!"e; crackled George."e;I told you! This is a can't -get-out!"e;Harry and George face the toughest adventure yet when they are shipped West in a crate of bananas. Far across the no-end puddle, miles away from home, they must find a way to survive the bitter cold and hide from the hundreds of Hoo-Mins do-diddling around them. They run away as fast as they can, but inadvertently squirm into a Hoo-Min Nest and come face to face with a hairy-yowler!All Harry wants is to go home to his mother, and tell her how much he warm-hearts her before her time comes to "e;stop"e;. But before they can even start the perilous journey home, they must escape the Nest and go out into the no-top world. Yet this particular Hoo-Min is fascinated by insects, and wants nothing more than to add some poisonous centipedes to his collection...

Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

Reissue into the First Modern Classic livery of this delightfully squirmy story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede in a scary world of flying swoopers, furry biters and the dreaded Hoo-Mins! With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations by award-winning artist Tony Ross, this is the perfect book for wriggly young readers."e;It's a Hoo-Min!"e; crackled George. "e;Walking on its hairy-biter feet!"e;But now it was Harry who felt brave. "e;Come on! Let's peep at it!"e;They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light.Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy! But there are some things that a poisonous centipede must never try to eat - dangerous things like flying swoopers, belly wrigglers, furry biters and the most dangerous of all... Hoo-Mins!Harry and George's adventures up to the world of Hoo-Mins sparkle with fun and will be a delightfully squirmy experience for all young readers.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Tony Ross's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry and his friend George, as they get taken prisoner by the Hoo-Mins...Harry the poisonous centipede and his friend, George, are captured by the dreaded Hoo-Mins. How on earth can they escape from their hard-air prisons? Glass jars are too hard to climb, they're too slippery, and the holes in the top are small. But when the Not-So-Big-Hoo-Min's Mother accidentally knocks over two glass jars that happen to be holding a scorpion and a tarantula, all hell breaks loose... Harry and George seize the opportunity to escape - but just as they make for home, they are dived on by the biggest 'flying-swooper' they've ever seen and dumped in the ocean... how will they survive? This is just the start of Harry's adventures as he encounters the marine centipedes who turn out to be very unpleasant little creatures indeed!

Indian In The Cupboard

Indian In The Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

A tale of magic and responsibility, read by Richard E. GrantFor Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Tony Ross's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry. 'Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened around Harry's middle! He almost jumped into the air with fright...' When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, goes missing, Harry goes to find him. But dangerous things lurk outside his nest-tunnel, like flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters and - most terrifying of all - Hoo-Mins!

Indian in the Cupboard Series

Indian in the Cupboard Series

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

Acclaimed New York Times selected "e;best book of the year,"e; The Indian in the Cupboard, joins The Return of the Indian, and The Secret of the Indian for this eomni special. With magical and fantastical elements, these three extraordinary novels have withstood the test of time to become beloved classics. Young readers are drawn to the endearing characters, the fast-paced and convincingly portrayed action, and themes of friendship, responsibility, and burgeoning independence. This eomni edition will surely take a prominent place on everyone's virtual bookshelves!

Tiger, Tiger

Tiger, Tiger

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Two tigers. One city. Two very different lives. A compelling story about friendship, brotherhood and battling against the odds. In Ancient Rome Caesar is almighty and his power is played out in the gladiatorial arena, where animals and men are baited, challenged and destroyed. Two tiger cubs have been kidnapped from the jungle. One is tamed and de-clawed for pampered life as an exotic pet for Aurelia, Caesar's daughter, but the other is cruelly caged and made even more brutal, trained to fight and kill. Princess Aurelia loves her pet tiger, Boots, and grows ever more fond of his keeper, Julius. But when a childish prank goes awry, Boots escapes. Furious Caesar sentences Julius to death in the arena... and Boots is to face the same fate. So the two tigers are reunited in the gladiatorial ring, one a cosseted pet, the other a vicious predator. In a world dominated by Caesar's will, all must fight for freedom.

BAD CAT, GOOD CAT

BAD CAT, GOOD CAT

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

The stellar partnership who brought you Harry the Poisonous Centipede are back together. This is the funny story of a very naughty cat, from bestselling author Lynne Reid Banks and award winning illustrator Tony Ross Cats aren't there for people, people are there for cats. At least that's how Turk believes things should be. He takes every liberty with his family, while Peony is a model of good-catliness - until she falls under Turk's spell. Should cats be good or bad? They find out when they are left to fend for themselves after their humans are tricked into going on holiday without them. A wonderful animal adventure

The Backward Shadow

The Backward Shadow

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Jane has had her baby and is living along with him in a country cottage. Her idyllic time there is soon complicated by the arrival of Toby, the love of her life, and her friend Dorothy. The two women start up a shop in the village, and it is their changing fortunes and feelings for the men on whom so much of their lives are staked which form the core of this funny and vivdly-told novel. The Backward Shadow is a worthy sequel to The L-Shaped Room

Two Is Lonely

Two Is Lonely

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Jane's son David is eight years old and Jane is filled with doubts as he grows up without a father. Toby, her first love, has gone to Israel after the collapse of his marriage to Melissa. Then there is Andy, close at hand, a complex personality with his own problem son. In the background is Terry, David's father, an amorphous shadow hanging over them. This intense, compassionate novel completes the the trilogy which began with The L-Shaped Room,

I, Houdini

I, Houdini

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Houdini is no ordinary hamster. He is an escapologist with an exceptional talent for getting out of cages and urge to escape leads him to all kinds of adventures... New edition published into the First Modern Classics list, fantastic stories for young readers. He may look like a small, furry pet, but really he is a Wild Creature - a freedom-loving hamster with a life-long passion for escape and a yearning for the Great Outside, leaving chaos and destruction as he goes. He tells his hilarious adventures with great intelligence and no modesty - for the world beyond carpets and floorboards can be a terrifying place...

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard. For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.

Mystery of the Cupboard

Mystery of the Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2009

The Mystery DeepensIn The Secret of the Indian, Omri vowed to lock his magical cupboard forever. But now, in The Mystery of the Cupboard, he finds an old journal written by his great-great aunt that reveals that Omri is compelled to open the cupboard just once again.Good news for fans of the serieskeeps excitement at a high level.Horn BookFrom the Compact Disc edition.

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