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Julia Green - Author

About the Author

Julia Green lives in Bath, but her favourite places are wild remote islands, beaches, cliffs and hilltops. She has written more than seventeen books for children and young adults, and is the Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Julia’s books for children include To the Edge of the World, Tilly’s Moonlight Fox, Seal Island and The Wilderness War, which was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and the Warwickshire SLS Award.

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Seal Island

Seal Island

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2014

'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Grace discovers a small seal pup, separated from its mother after a storm, she's not sure if she can help it, but she has to try . . . Beautifully illustrated in black and white, this is a heart-warming tale of friendship and discovery in the wild outdoors by the author of Tilly's Moonlight Fox..

This Northern Sky

This Northern Sky

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Kate's parents are taking her on holiday with them to a cottage on a remote island in the Hebrides. Kate can't imagine anything more boring. But underneath her sulkiness, Kate is scared. Her parents have been fighting and she knows that for her parents this holiday is make or break. Once at the cottage, Kate escapes - outside, anywhere. And there she meets the warmth of the islanders, who are prepared to accept her and to listen to her. And possibly fall in love with her . . .

Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Freya has come to visit her grandparents who live on a remote island. Last year she visited them with her brother - but last year her brother died alone in a boating accident. Whilst back on the island, Freya finds a way, with the calming presence of her grandparents and the gentle care and attention of the people around her, to adjust to the fact that her brother has gone, and that life - and love - are still vibrantly in the air. A perfect coming of age for any young girl just tipping into teenhood.

Don't Forget, Lara!

Don't Forget, Lara!

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Lara is in a muddle - her cat is having kittens soon, and she can't stop thinking about it. And there's so much to remember, too. Every day, she forgets to take the right thing to school and she daydreams in class, which makes her teacher cross. But what can she do to make things better? Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 5+

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Kat and Emily have grown up without their mother for almost as long as they can remember. And now Dad is with Cassy and they all muddle along together well enough - even though they are living in a cramped caravan while their new house is being renovated. Then Cassy and Dad tell them that Cassy is pregnant, and everything seems to shift. Emily feels a new urge to find her own mother. How could she have left them the way she did? Never writing to them? Not communicating with them? And as Emily begins her search, not knowing what she will find, she is at the same time embarking on a new relationship of her own, that of her romance with Seb. This is an evocative and finely drawn novel about family relationships, in particular that of mother and daughter, and the shifting emotions of a teenager trying to make sense of her family and her world.

Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Freya has come to visit her grandparents who live on a remote island. Last year she visited them with her brother - but last year her brother died alone in a boating accident. Whilst back on the island, Freya finds a way, with the calming presence of her grandparents and the gentle care and attention of the people around her, to adjust to the fact that her brother has gone, and that life - and love - are still vibrantly in the air. A perfect coming of age for any young girl just tipping into teenhood.

Beowulf the Brave

Beowulf the Brave

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The King of Denmark is in trouble. His people are living in a terror of a monster that no one can kill. So the brave warrior Beowulf takes up the challenge. He sets sails with fourteen men, and arrives at the king's hall. That night, he slays the monster in a bloody battle, but now his problems have just begun...Beowulf the Brave is a modern retelling of the classic Anglo-Saxon legend.

Sephy's Story

Sephy's Story

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2007

Sephy's has an idyllic life on the island of Sicily, she loves to pick flowers in the sun and have picnics with her mother Demeter, but this isn't to last. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, wants the beautiful Sephy to be his wife, so he kidnaps her and takes her to his underground kingdom. Imprisoned in this place where the sun never shines, Sephy is too sad to even eat, until finally Pluto tempts her with a pomegranate. As she tastes some of its seeds, little does she realise Pluto has tricked her. Now she may never be free.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Taking Flight is a story about love, loss and dealing with death. Luke goes to see his grandpa every day after school. He likes it there, and especially enjoys helping with Grandpa's pigeons. But Grandpa gets sick and muddled and needs more than Luke's help. When he goes into hospital, events take a turn for the worse and suddenly Luke has to grow up very fast...

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2004

BABY BLUE picks up Mia's story (begun in BLUE MOON) just after the birth of her baby. Mia is sixteen now, and still living with Dad, although this relationship becomes increasingly under strain. Not only is Mia having to work out the complicated emotional and practical implications of being a mother when she herself is still a child, with huge emotional needs of her own, she is also having to negotiate new relationships with the adults and young people around her.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Author: Julia Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Fifteen-year old Mia lives with her dad in a small rural community. When she discovers that she's pregnant she doesn't know where to turn - her elder sisters have left home, her mum left when Mia was six, her boyfriend, Will, is too scared to be anyhelp and her dad tries to push her into an abortion. Backed into a corner, she runs away and joins two women on a canal boat. Nobody can find her now but she discovers that the women have their own tragic stories. A fire on the boat makes her realise that she must take responsibility for the baby and herself and that home is the most likely place to get help. Her mother re-enters her life and Will's mother involves herself. Mia learns about love and realises how much her father has done for her.

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