James Sutherland


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!"


Where to find James Sutherland online

Where to buy in print


Norbert the Horse
Join Norbert the horse and his wacky friends in this comic series of fun chapter books for kids!


Price: $0.99 USD.

Norbert's Summer Holiday

Price: $0.99 USD.

Christmas with Norbert

Price: $0.99 USD.


Princess Petrina and the Witch's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,420. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Join Princess Petrina in a brand new comic adventure! On the morning of her Coming of Age ceremony, Princess Petrina awakens in high spirits, only to find that she has sprouted a huge, bushy moustache during the night! Horrified, she sets out on a quest to find the witch responsible, knowing that unless the curse is lifted before the next full moon, she will be stuck with her moustache forever!
Ticklesome Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Join Norbert the Horse, Roger the Frog and Ernie the Dog in this fun collection of three comic chapter books for young readers!
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 from 1 review)
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 from 1 review)
Meet Frogarty, the world's meanest witch, and her scrawny cat, Scratch, in this magical collection of wickedly funny stories for Halloween! 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 from 1 review)
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!
Series: Norbert the Horse. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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+

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