Search - List of Books by Penelope Farmer

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
Charlotte Sometimes
2017 - Charlotte Sometimes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781681371047
ISBN-10: 1681371049
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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A Castle of Bone
1999 - A Castle of Bone (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099267188
ISBN-10: 0099267187
Genre: Children's Books
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Eve Her Story
1999 - Eve Her Story [Abacus Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780349111933
ISBN-10: 0349111936
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Granny and Me
1998 - Granny and Me [Storybooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780744560435
ISBN-10: 0744560438
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Twin Trouble
1996 - Twin Trouble [Read Aloud] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780744547511
ISBN-10: 0744547512
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Penelope
1996 - Penelope (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689801211
ISBN-10: 0689801211
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Two Or the Book of Twins and Doubles An Autobiographical Anthology
1996 - Two or the Book of Twins and Doubles an Autobiographical Anthology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781853817052
ISBN-10: 1853817058
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Thicker Than Water
1995 - Thicker Than Water (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564025197
ISBN-10: 1564025195
Genre: Children's Books
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Snakes Ladders
1993 - Snakes Ladders (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780349105055
ISBN-10: 0349105057
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Snakes and Ladders
1993 - Snakes and Ladders (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316904636
ISBN-10: 0316904635
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Stone Croc
1992 - Stone Croc [Racers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780744520705
ISBN-10: 0744520703
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Saturday by Seven
1991 - Saturday By Seven [Racers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780744520750
ISBN-10: 0744520754
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1990 - The Summer Birds [Lythway Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
Glasshouses
1989 - Glasshouses (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575043152
ISBN-10: 0575043156
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1989 - Risk (Paperback)
Emma in Winter
1987 - Emma in Winter [Aviary Hall, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440423089
ISBN-10: 0440423082
Genre: Children's Books
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SUMMER BIRDS
1987 - Summer Birds (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440477372
ISBN-10: 0440477379
Genre: Children's Books
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Eve  her story
1985 - Eve Her Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575035843
ISBN-10: 0575035846
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Year King
1984 - Year King (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780370308180
ISBN-10: 0370308182
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Standing in the shadow
1984 - Standing in the Shadow (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780575034037
ISBN-10: 0575034033
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The Runaway Train
1980 - The Runaway Train [Long Ago Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434949380
ISBN-10: 0434949388
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The Seagull Farmer P
1980 - The Seagull Farmer P (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330260039
ISBN-10: 0330260030
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Coal Train
1977 - Coal Train [Long Ago Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434949298
ISBN-10: 0434949299
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1975 - Heracles [Collins myths and legends books] (Paperback)
1972 - The Story of Persephone [A Collins myths and legends book] (Other)
1971 - Dragonfly Summer [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)
Seagull The [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)
Saturday Shillings [ANTELOPE BOOKS] (Hardcover)
Away From Home [Abacus Books] (Paperback)