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Jenny Nimmo

Author of Midnight for Charlie Bone

Includes the names: Jny Nimo, Jenny Nimmo, Jenny Nimmo, Jjenny Nimmo

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Born in Windsor, England in 1944, Nimmo's father died when she was only five. By the time she was fourteen, she had gone to two boarding schools and had joined a theater company in England. Her unstable childhood led to a series of diverse jobs where she worked in several fields as a nanny, a photographic researcher, and a floor manager at the BBC. At the BBC she became a director of Jackanory, a children's show. After having her first child, Nimmo left the BBC and began work on her first novel, "The Bronze Trumpeteer." Nimmo is best known for two series of fantasy novels: The Magician Trilogy (1986 to 1989), contemporary stories rooted in Welsh myth, and Children of the Red King (2002 to 2010), featuring Charlie Bone and other magically endowed school children. The Snow Spider, first of the Magician books, won the second annual Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the 1987 Tir na n-Og Award as the year's best original-English-language book with "authentic Welsh background". The Stone Mouse was highly commended for the 1993 Carnegie Medal. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Midnight for Charlie Bone… (more)
Midnight for Charlie Bone 3,735 copies, 83 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister 2,764 copies, 31 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy 2,497 copies, 27 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King 1,785 copies, 15 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Beast 1,240 copies, 15 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Shadow 860 copies, 11 reviews
The Snow Spider 800 copies, 15 reviews
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight 524 copies, 9 reviews
Emlyn's Moon 458 copies, 4 reviews
The Chestnut Soldier 347 copies, 5 reviews
The Secret Kingdom 272 copies, 1 review
Griffin's Castle 229 copies, 4 reviews
The Snow Spider Trilogy 208 copies, 2 reviews
The Stones of Ravenglass 87 copies, 1 review
Leopards' Gold 55 copies, 1 review
The Owl Tree 54 copies, 2 reviews
The Night of the Unicorn 41 copies, 1 review
The Stone Mouse 41 copies, 1 review
Tom and the Pterosaur 32 copies, 1 review
Ultramarine 30 copies
The Dog Star 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Witch's Tears 29 copies, 1 review
Something Wonderful 28 copies, 1 review
Milo's Wolves 24 copies
Tatty Apple 17 copies, 1 review
Matty Mouse 17 copies
The Beasties 15 copies, 1 review
The Bodigulpa 14 copies
Delilah Alone 13 copies
Secret Creatures 12 copies, 1 review
Ultramarine: 2 11 copies
Branwen 3 copies
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 265 copies, 21 reviews
Centuries of Stories (Contributor) 53 copies
The Animals' Bedtime Storybook (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Sisters (Mammoth Contents) (Contributor) 1 copy
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