James Sutherland

Biography

James Sutherland was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, many, many, many years ago. So long ago, in fact, that he can't remember a thing about it. The son of a musician, he moved around lots as a youngster, attending schools in the Isle of Man and Spain before returning to Stoke where he lurked until the age of 18. After gaining a French degree at Bangor University, North Wales, James toiled manfully at a variety of office jobs before making a daring escape through a fire exit, hell-bent on writing silly nonsense full-time. In his spare time, James enjoys hunting for slugs in the garden, chatting with his gold fish and frolicking around the house in his tartan nightie.

James is best known as the writer of the "Norbert" stories, comic tales about the adventures of a dopey old horse and his irritable chum, Colin the Cuckoo.
In addition to the Norbert stories, James has SIX other titles currently available which are as follows:

Ernie - Brand new for 2017! A comic adventure about a scruffy little dog and his quest to retrieve his toy rubber bone.
Roger the Frog - A spectacularly silly yarn featuring a special cameo appearance from Norbert.
The Further Adventures of Roger the Frog
The Tale of the Miserous Mip - A darkly amusing tale.
Jimmy Black and the Curse of Poseidon - A funny full-length adventure story.
Frogarty the Witch - FOUR short stories about the world's foulest witch rolled into one beastly book!

"I'm always delighted to hear from any of my readers and will personally respond to any questions you may have - Please visit www.jamessutherlandbooks.com for contact details and all the latest news!

Cheerio for now!"

James

Where to find James Sutherland online


Where to buy in print


Books

Ernie
Price: Free! Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
When his owner, a little girl named Martha, accidentally throws his favourite toy bone into next door's garden, Ernie the dog is heartbroken. With the help of a mouse named Montgomery, he sets out on a daring mission to rescue it - little does he know that next door's garden is patrolled by a bad-tempered bulldog named Max. Will Ernie ever get his beloved bone back? A fun adventure for kids!
The Further Adventures of Roger the Frog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
When Roger the Frog learns that his mother has been kidnapped by a mean old fox named Wicked Lenny, he sets out on a daring mission to rescue her. Will Roger survive the Mountains of Misery and the Forest of Fear? And even if he does, will he find Wicked Lenny's lair and rescue his beloved mother before it's too late? A fun comic adventure from the writer of 'Norbert'!
Norbert's Spooky Night
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Norbert is back! It is Halloween and Norbert the horse is scared. Together with his friends Colin the cuckoo and Delilah, the pretty pony from the next field, he sets out to look for somewhere safe to spend the night... Little do they know that they are embarking an adventure which will lead them to the scariest place of all - Farmer Finbar's house! The 5th book in the "Norbert the Horse" series!
Norbert to the Rescue!
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
Norbert the horse is back with a brand new comic adventure! When his best friend, Colin the cuckoo, finds himself trapped deep in the darkest depths of grumpy old Farmer Finbar’s house, only Norbert, the silliest horse in the whole wide world, can save the day! The FOURTH book in the ‘Norbert the Horse series’.
Norbert - The Collection
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,540. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
THREE of Norbert the dopey old horse's crazy adventures rolled into one barmy book! Includes: Norbert Norbert's Summer Holiday Christmas with Norbert PLUS brand new Bonus Material! "A Lesson for Norbert" A short story in which Norbert learns all there is to know about horses! AND "Quiz Time with Colin" Test your knowledge of Norbert's wacky world!
Roger the Frog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
Roger the Frog is tired of his life in the pond. Unloved by his parents and bored of eating nothing but flies each day, he ventures out into the Big Wide World in the hope that he might one day be something. Will Roger find the magnificent new life he has always dreamed of? Or will he discover the hard way that sometimes there is no place like home? Another silly tale from the writer of Norbert!
Christmas with Norbert
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
(5.00)
Norbert the horse has never received a Christmas present and wants to know why. When his best friend, Colin the cuckoo, tells him he must somehow get a message to Santa, a wild and crazy adventure is sure to follow! Will Norbert finally get his dream Christmas gift? And what will Santa and Rudolph make of Norbert and the gang? The THIRD book in the "Norbert the Horse" series!
Frogarty the Witch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
(4.00)
Join Frogarty, the world's meanest witch, and her scrawny cat, Scratch, in this collection of FOUR funny chapter stories for kids! Contains: 1. Rhubarb or Bust 2. Frogarty's Beastly Birthday 3. Frogarty's Horrible Hobby 4. Frogarty's Frightful Halloween
Norbert's Summer Holiday
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
It may be summertime, but in Finbar’s Field, things are far from rosy. Norbert, the fat old cart horse is sad because Colin the Cuckoo, his only friend in the world, is preparing to fly off for the holiday of a lifetime… leaving him behind! But when Colin’s holiday plans go horribly wrong, only dopey old Norbert to save the day! The SECOND book in the "Norbert" series!
Norbert
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
Norbert the horse has a problem - his teeth are GREEN! Worried that this will ruin his chances with Delilah, the pretty pony from the next field, Norbert turns to his only friend Colin the cuckoo for help. Will Colin succeed in his daring mission to pinch a toothbrush from Norbert’s owner, Farmer Finbar? Will Norbert clean his teeth and win Delilah's heart? A fun chapter book for kids aged 4+
Jimmy Black and the Curse of Poseidon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Left alone with his strange and sinister Grandad Jock for two weeks in a creepy old farmhouse, Jimmy Black is far from happy. Little does he know that he will soon be catapulted into a hair-raising adventure that will take him deep beneath the ocean floor to the lost city of Atlantis! Can Jimmy save himself and the entire human race from destruction? A fun, comic chapter book for kids!
The Tale of the Miserous Mip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Deep in the middle of a swamp on a distant island live the Bog Hogs. Interested only in slugs, worms and other swampy snacks, theirs is a happy life. Yet close by, in the dark caverns of Mip Mountain, the dreaded Mip is awakening and she is very, very hungry... Can anyone save Little Boggy and his Auntie Beryl? And will they make it home in time for supper? A silly but scary tale for all!

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