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Penelope Jane Farmer (born 1939) is a British writer of books for children and adults. She was born in Westerham, Kent, on 14 June 1939 to Hugh Robert MacDonald and Penelope Boothby Farmer. Penelope (Jane) Farmer Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography

Her first publication was The China People, a collection of literary fairy tales for young people, in 1960. Penelope (Jane) Farmer Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography One story written for this collection was judged too long to include. This was re-written as the first chapter of her first novel for children, The Summer Birds. In 1963, this received a Carnegie Medal commendation and was listed as an American Library Association notable book. The Summer Birds was soon followed by its sequels, Emma in Winter and Charlotte Sometimes.Her notable books for children include The Summer Birds (1963), Charlotte Sometimes (1969), A Castle of Bone (1972), Year King (1977), Thicker than Water (1989) and Penelope: A Novel (1993).

Farmer stated that she, while writing Emma in Winter, did not realize that identity was such a predominant theme in the novel until she encountered Margery Fisher's comments on the book; she had a similar realization, this time on her own, while writing Charlotte Sometimes.
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Total Books: 86
Away from Home A Novel in Ten Episodes
Away From Home a Novel in Ten Episodes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780575040274
ISBN-10: 0575040270
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Away from Home
Away From Home [Abacus Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349100302
ISBN-10: 0349100306
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Beginnings Creation Myths of the World
Beginnings Creation Myths of the World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701122751
ISBN-10: 0701122757
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality
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Cache The Defender
Cache the Defender (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780523485119
ISBN-10: 0523485115
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A Castle of Bone
A Castle of Bone (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099267188
ISBN-10: 0099267187
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Charlotte Sometimes
Charlotte Sometimes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099267195
ISBN-10: 0099267195
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The China People
The China People (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701102777
ISBN-10: 0701102772
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Coal Train
Coal Train [Long Ago Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434949298
ISBN-10: 0434949299
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Daedalus and Icarus
Daedalus and Icarus (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152212124
ISBN-10: 0152212124
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction
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Dragonfly Summer
Dragonfly Summer [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241020302
ISBN-10: 0241020301
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Emma in Winter
Emma in Winter (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152257002
ISBN-10: 0152257004
Genre: Children's Books
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Eve Her Story
Eve Her Story (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780916515256
ISBN-10: 0916515257
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Glasshouses
Glasshouses (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349101095
ISBN-10: 0349101094
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Granny and Me
Granny and Me [Storybooks] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780744541946
ISBN-10: 0744541948
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Heracles
Heracles [Collins myths and legends books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780001953093
ISBN-10: 0001953095
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The Magic Stone
The Magic Stone (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152511760
ISBN-10: 0152511768
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Magic Stone
Magic Stone (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701102562
ISBN-10: 070110256X
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The Runaway Train
The Runaway Train [Long Ago Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434949380
ISBN-10: 0434949388
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Saturday by Seven
Saturday By Seven [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140310320
ISBN-10: 0140310320
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SATURDAY SHILLINGS
Saturday Shillings [ANTELOPE BOOKS] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241911761
ISBN-10: 0241911761
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The Seagull Farmer P
The Seagull Farmer P (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330260039
ISBN-10: 0330260030
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Seagull The [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Story of Persephone [A Collins myths and legends book] (Other)Hardcover