Gwen Grant

Biography

I have been writing for over 40 years and have loved every minute. I started writing poetry, then radio short stories, then books. My first novel, PRIVATE-KEEP OUT has been called 'the funniest children's book ever written' by Lucy Mangan of The Guardian newspaper. I've won the ACORN AWARD for picture books and have been short-listed for many other awards.At present, I am working on a new children's novel and have just finished the first draft of an adult novel.

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Books

Matthew And His Magic Kite
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Matthew makes a thrilling journey to the North Pole on his magic kite and saves a polar bear from the jaws of a killer whale.
Crash!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Trains
Paul, Elizabeth and Mick are out on their bikes. Out of the blue, a train cashes off the rails in front of them. Imagine their astonishment. But then, in their eagerness to see more, they make another interesting discovery and are then in even greater danger.
Jonpanda
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Series: Gwen Grant's Read Aloud Books. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Mamie wins a panda bear on the hoop-la stall. "You can stay with me for ever, Jonpanda," she says. But the little panda has an ear-ring of real gold and Mamie's mother thinks he is the wrong prize. Will she lose her new friend after all "Jonpanda is the sort of story small children love." Sunday Telegraph WINNER OF THE 1993 ACORN AWARD
The Revolutionary's Daughter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
In the coal strike-torn town where Violette lives, relationships are fraught and families divided. After her mother left them to pursue her own independence, Violette resents her father's attempts to carry on as normal. Bitter at her mother's desertion, yet desperate for her understanding, Violette's emotions are thrown further into turmoil by her involvement with her mother's friend, Alan...
The Artist And Her Fish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Gwen Grant's first e-poetry book. The poetry has previously been published in various magazines.
Fox Fire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
To Sam, the fox is the enemy – it steals his hens. To Roberta, it is a beautiful wild creature in need of protection. The mystery of a stole tiara brings the two children and the fox together in a strange sequence of events. With its country setting and fascinating glimpse into the ways of foxes, this is an appealing story by a popular author, with a most unusual theme.
The Last Coal Barge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
When Danny loses his dog, Skip, on the site of the old Pit, he’s worried that Skip has gone down a rabbit hole and will die if he can’t find him. Luckily, a stranger, Jarrad Turner, a boy Danny doesn’t know, rescues Skip. Jarrad insists he lives at Lock Cottage but Danny knows the Carters live there.Is there a mystery about Jarrad Turner? Will THE LAST COAL BARGE ever sail again?
The Lily Pickle Eleven
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
'Get that book out, Lily,' Mr Kendal says one morning. 'There's going to be new things happening round here. We're going to have a bit of culture. Well,' he goes, 'a football team is the next best thing. Two o'clock. Girls and all. What! Stick with me and the sky's the limit.' A warm, extremely funny book by this popular and and highly talented author. The Times Educational Supplement
Little Blue Car
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Series: Gwen Grant's Read Aloud Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
One sunny day, Little Blue Car sets off on an adventure to the seaside. But will he find his way home again once night begins to fall? A big shiny bus, a friendly lorry and a helpful tractor all lend a helping hand in this charming story, perfect for all young vehicle-fans.
Bonny Starr And The Riddles Of Time
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Bonny inadvertently finds the object which the stranger so desperately wants, she is drawn into a mysterious and terrifying struggle between the Dazzling Clown and the kindly Black Monk. Suddenly, the whole fate of Time and Eternity, good and evil, lies in the hands of Bonny Starr...
Time For Bed, Henry
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Series: Gwen Grant's Read Aloud Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
(4.00 from 1 review)
Henry kitten doesn't like his bed. So he decides to try baby bat's, bunny rabbit's or little chicken's beds. Will he like them any any better? This funny, gentle, rhyming story is ideal for small children.
The Haunting
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
Anna shivered. Darkness, shapes, shadows, cut out of the night. The words echoed in her mind. What was that all about? Toby, the dog, stared down the passage, his fur bristling, his top lip curling and then he began to snarl… When Anna moves to a new area with her family, strange and scary things begin to happen.
See The Pretty Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Set in 1980's England, 17 year old Maya starts her first job only to find that the company is rationalising the workforce. Will Maya be one of those to be let go? Can she do anything about it and if she does get a chance to do something, will she take it?
The Blue Whales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Knocked down by a car and seriously injured, sixteen year old Michael is in a coma. But the blue whales he has never really liked since his Dad, a committed ‘Save the Whale’ supporter, almost put him off all whales, are now not only helping Michael out of the coma but are also helping him forge a new relationship with his father.
Kiss Kiss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(4.00 from 1 review)
Set in the 1950s, when sixteen year old Lamour stumbles across a secret love affair she finds herself in great danger.

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