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Meg Rosoff - Author

About the Author

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. The bestselling author of ten books, she has won or been shortlisted for twenty international awards including the Orange First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the National Book Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her first novel, How I Live Now, has sold over one million copies and was made into a feature film. Meg Rosoff was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2014. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.

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Featured books by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.

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Other books by Meg Rosoff

McTavish on the Move

McTavish on the Move

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Pa has just landed a new job, and it's put an unusual spring in his step. But a new job means a new house in a new part of town, and now the Peacheys are getting ready to move. Amidst the chaos, nobody seems to notice that Betty is struggling with this big change. Nobody, that is, except McTavish. Will the canny family dog be able to put a smile back on Betty's face? The fourth instalment of this critically acclaimed series brings a touching and witty take to one of life's most common anxieties.

McTavish Takes the Biscuit

McTavish Takes the Biscuit

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

The Peachey family enjoy fine meals each night now that everyone takes turns cooking. Everyone, that is, except grumbling Pa Peachey - until some unsatisfactory bread pushes him to try baking. Convinced that he has found his true calling, Pa sets his sights on winning the town Bake Off. Unfortunately, his great ideas far surpass his skills, and soon Pa's ambitions are crumbling under the weight of 3,784 pieces of gingerbread ... McTavish smells disaster in the making, and it looks like he's going to have to save the day - again.

McTavish Goes Wild

McTavish Goes Wild

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

It's summer and the Peachey family is in crisis - again. Youngest child Betty Peachey is trying to persuade the family to go to the Faraway Campsite of Ma Peachey's idyllic dreams. But most of the Peacheys are still resisting. Pa Peachey is convinced that terrible dangers lurk in the `wild', Ollie only cares about whether there's a `disco', and Ava has her nose deep in philosophy books...But marvellous McTavish, always one step ahead of the Peacheys, quietly works out a way to get the family enjoying their holiday, together.

Good Dog Mctavish

Good Dog Mctavish

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2017

The Peachey family is in crisis. No one cooks dinner, no one picks up the dirty washing and thekids are always late for school. All because Mum has resigned from being Mum and taken up yogainstead. She's in the tree pose; everyone else is in the doghouse. Except McTavish, a rescue dog witha difference, on a mission to sort his new family out...Filled to the brim with Meg's wry humour and beautiful prose, this is a story for the young and the young at heart.

Was ware wenn

Was ware wenn

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

Mit dem Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis ausgezeichnet!Als David Case seinen kleinen Bruder eines Tages nur knapp vor einem Sturz aus dem Fenster bewahrt, wird ihm bewusst: Uns trennt oft nur ein Wimpernschlag von der Katastrophe. Und er ist sich sicher, dass das Schicksal wieder zuschlagen wird. Also versucht er, sich vor ihm zu verstecken. Er versucht, seinem eigenen Schicksal aus dem Weg zu gehen. David nimmt eine komplett neue Identitat an, andert seinen Namen in Justin Case und verlasst sein Zuhause. Doch so einfach lasst sich das Schicksal nicht austricksen.

Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2016

The first adult novel from acclaimed, bestselling author Meg Rosoff, a perfect summer read about a young New Yorker whose career and love life are turned upside down when he starts taking care of his brother's two dogs.Jonathan is a copywriter at Comrade advertising agency, working on the most lucrative and most numbingly tedious account, Broadway Depot. His best friend Max works at the next desk, keeping him sane. Jonathan's girlfriend, Julie, works for Bridal 360, an online wedding magazine. When Julie suggests they get married for a live online wedding feature, Jonathan finds himself on a conveyor belt, hurtling towards the rest of his life. When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan begins to see the world around him differently. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to his true happiness? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to Dr. Clare, the lady vet, suggest that dog sense is several notches higher than human emotional intelligence. A contemporary romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is as much a love letter to the city as it is a story about tangled relationships, and dogs. Hilarious, wise and heart-warming, Meg Rosoff's novel will touch a nerve with anyone thinking about what they really want to do with their lives, and which eddy they might allow themselves to be caught in.

Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2016

National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff's charming, hilarious new novel about a young New Yorkers search for happiness and the two dogs who help him find itthe perfect summer readJonathan Trefoils boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like himonly richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesnt remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown up.When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathans world view begins to shift. Could a Border Collie and a Cocker Spaniel have the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rosoffs novel is for everyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.

Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain as they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.

Was ich wei von dir

Was ich wei von dir

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Ein chaotisches Roadmovie und eine liebevolle FamiliengeschichteMeg Rosoffs neues Meisterwerk erzahlt von Mila, einer sensiblen und scharfsinnigen Zwolfjahrigen. Sie macht sich zusammen mit ihrem Vater auf die Suche nach dessen bestem Freund Matthew, der spurlos verschwunden ist. Zusammen fahren die beiden quer durch den Osten der USA bis hoch an die kanadische Grenze. Aber es ist auch die Geschichte einer besonderen Vater-Tochter-Beziehung, und daruber, wie unterschiedlich die beiden die Welt sehen. Mila findet Matthew schlielich und kann ihn zur Ruckkehr bewegen. Was dann wird, kann sie nicht beeinflussen. Aber sie hat gelernt, dass die Suche manchmal mehr enthullt als die Entdeckung.Geschichten uber das Erwachsenwerden gibt es viele, aber nur wenigen Autoren gelingt es, sie so authentisch und einfuhlsam zu erzahlen wie Meg Rosoff.

Damals, das Meer

Damals, das Meer

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Ein fesselnder Roman uber eine auergewohnliche erste Liebe"e;Nach all den Jahren kann ich an diese Nacht kaum zuruckdenken, ohne in wunderbaren und schrecklichen Emotionen gleichzeitig zu versinken, in einem Gefuhl so tief wie das Meer und so weit wie der nachtliche Himmel. Naturlich war es Liebe, aber das wusste ich damals nicht."e;Hilary ist sechzehn, schon von zwei Schulen geflogen und unglucklicher Schuler eines kalten, trostlosen Internats. Sein einziger Lichtblick: Die heimlichen Ausfluge zu Finn in die kleine, windschiefe Hutte direkt am Meer ...

So lebe ich jetzt

So lebe ich jetzt

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Ein Roman - so intensiv und so unvergesslich wie die erste groe LiebeDie funfzehnjahrige Daisy aus New York verbringt die Ferien bei ihren exzentrischen Verwandten in England, die idyllisch auf dem Land leben. Dort verliebt sie sich in ihren Cousin Edmond. Doch urplotzlich wird Grobritannien von Bombenanschlagen erschuttert, es bricht ein Krieg aus, und Daisy und Edmond werden getrennt. Sie erleben die Wirren und die Grausamkeiten eines Krieges, den keiner versteht, und versuchen zu uberleben. Und sie suchen einander ...Meg Rosoffs Debutroman So lebe ich jetzt machte die Autorin uber Nacht beruhmt. Er wurde mit unzahligen Preisen ausgezeichnet und von der Presse begeistert aufgenommen: ein bewegendes, ein mitreiendes Buch, das den Leser von der ersten Seite an gefangennimmt.- Guardian Award 2004 - Michael L. Printz Award 2005 - Branford Boase Award 2005 - Shortlist Booktrust Teenage Prize 2005 - LUCHS des Jahres 2005 - Eule des Monats November 2005 - Nominiert fur den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2006

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

The downloadable audiobook edition of Meg Rosoffs charming coming-of-age novel, How I Live Now, set over a summer of love and destruction. Read by the actress Amber Sealey. American girl Daisy has had a troubled background, and is sent from New York to stay with her charmingly shambolic family of British cousins, who she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert, and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. Daisy has never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble as she slowly begins to piece herself together with the the help of her super-eccentric and slightly psychic cousins. Not only does Daisy get better as she easily succumbs to the charms of their adult-free rural home, but she finds herself falling in love with one of her cousins in this intense, gorgeous, summery bubble where they live a timeless existence. So timeless, that when war breaks out they barely seem to notice . . .Daisys life is changed forever - and the world is too.

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

How I Live Now is an original and poignant book by Meg Rosoff, now a film tie-in edition to celebrate the release of the major film starring Saoirse Ronan. How I Live Now is the powerful and engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London, from the multi award-winning Meg Rosoff. How I Live Now has been adapted for the big screen by Kevin Macdonald. Fifteen-year-old Daisy thinks she knows all about love. Her mother died giving birth to her, and now her dad has sent her away for the summer, to live in the English countryside with cousins she's never even met. There she'll discover what real love is: something violent, mysterious and wonderful. There her world will be turned upside down and a perfect summer will explode into a million bewildering pieces. How will Daisy live then? 'Fresh, honest, rude, funny. I put it down with tears on my face' - Julie Myerson, Guardian 'Assured, powerful, engaging . . . you will want to read everything that Rosoff is capable of writing' - Observer 'An unforgettable adventure' - Sunday Times Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, Just in Case (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal), The Bride's Farewell and What I Was which was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff. Also by Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now; Just In Case; What I Was; The Bride's Farewell; There is No Dog

Moose Baby

Moose Baby

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2013

Brilliantly funny teen drama from the consistently brilliant and Carnegie Medal winning author. Will it be a boy or a girl? Nothing can prepare Jess and Nick for when Jess gives birth to their first - moose. Four legs won't fit into a romper suit and what will grandma say? But there has been a spate of Non-Homo-Sapien births round the country and everyone else is coping, disembowelled labradors apart. The trials of being a parent - A moving and also hilarious take on relationships and motherhood - with a very powerful message. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyselxic readers of 12+

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