Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo lives in a converted watermill in Wales. Her husband, David, is a painter and print-maker, and all three of her children speak Welsh fluently. She finds Wales, a land of legends, a very inspiring place to live. For as long as she can remember, Jenny has loved books. At boarding school, reading was her way to overcome loneliness or boredom. However, she is aware that not everyone finds reading comes easily, and feels passionately that every child should have all the help they need, and access to as many books as they want. In 1986 her book, The Snow Spider, won the Smarties Grand Prix, and in 1987 it was awarded the Tir na n-Og by the Welsh Arts Council. She wrote the sequels, Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier, because she was unable to let go of the characters in The Snow Spider, and needed to find out what would become of them. She enjoys writing about magic because it is inexplicable and unpredictable, and anything can happen. The Rinaldi Ring, was chosen as Guardian Book of the Week and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and received a commendation. Jenny's latest books are part of the very successful Children of The Red King series. There are already seven books to enjoy, Midnight For Charlie Bone, The Time Twister (winner of Askew's Spotlight Award) The Blue Boa, The Castle of Mirrors, The Hidden King and The Wilderness Wolf, Charlie Bone and The Shadow of Badlock. The series will conclude in autumn 2009 with the eighth book. Find out more about Charlie Bone at Titles published by Egmont by Jenny Nimmo: The Strongest Girl In The World Hot Dog, Cool Cat Ill Will, Well Nell Delilah and the Dogspell Delilah and the Dishwasher Dogs Delilah Alone Seth and the Strangers Tatty Apple Ultramarine The Snow Spider The Chestnut Soldier Emlyn's Moon The Bronze Trumpeter Griffin's Castle Milo's Wolves The Rinaldi Ring Telling Tales Series Jenny Nimmo by Wendy Cooling The Children of the Red King Series Midnight for Charlie Bone The Time Twister The Blue Boa The Castle of Mirrors Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock (Sept 08)
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