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Jenny Nimmo Books In Order

Publication Order of Magician Trilogy Books

The Snow Spider (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emlyn's Moon (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chestnut Soldier (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Delilah Books

Delilah and the Dogspell (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delilah and the Dishwasher Dogs (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delilah Alone (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Box Boys Books

The Box Boys and the Fairground Ride (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Box Boys and the Magic Shell (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Box Boys and the Bonfire Cat (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Box Boys and the Dog in the Mist (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shock Shop Books

The Bodigulpa (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children Of The Red King Books

Midnight for Charlie Bone (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Beast (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Shadow (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles Of The Red King Books

The Secret Kingdom (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stones of Ravenglass (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leopards' Gold (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Bronze Trumpeter (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultramarine (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow and Mr. Zed (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Griffin's Castle (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rinaldi Ring (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milo's Wolves (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Creatures (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Tatty Apple (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Secret (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bears Will Get You (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jupiter Boots (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Breadwitch (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Mouse (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilfred's Wolf (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granny Grimm's Gruesome Glasses (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ronnie and the Giant Millipede (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch's Tear (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien on the 99th Floor (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Owl Tree (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seth and the Strangers (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Dog, Cool Cat (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Child (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toby in the Dark (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Star (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ill Will, Well Nell (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night of the Unicorn (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom and the Pterosaur (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beak and Whisker (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Vinnie (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matty Mouse (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Starlight Cloak (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witches and the Singing Mice (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gwion and the Witch (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Esmeralda and the Children Next Door (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Wonderful (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strongest Girl in the World (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Branwen: Legends from Wales (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pig on a Swing (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beasties (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Out of This World (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

An Interview with Jenny Nimmo (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Jenny Nimmo is a talented British Author, specializing in Children stories. Jenny was born in England in 15th January 1944. She is passionate about children’s adventures, fantasy novels, picture and and chapter books.

Jenny is from England, but she has spent most of her adult life in Wales. She has lived in Wales for more than forty years, and she has been inspired the Wales people with her writings.

Jenny Nimmo is popular for her two fantasy novel series; The Magician Trilogy that she wrote in 1986 to 1989 and Children of the Red King that she wrote in 2002 to 2010. The Magician Trilogy is made up of contemporary stories, featuring the lives and the myths of people in Welsh. The Children of the King on the other hand features Charlie Bone as a central character and other magicians who have love performing to school children.

The Snow Spider, which is the first book in The Magician series, won the Tir na n-Og of 1987, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize in the Second Annual ceremony. The book won the Tir na n-Og award in the category of top original English book of a Welsh origin.

Mrs. Nimmo has also written a number of successful books, including the Stone Mouse that was a hot cake in 1993, earning Jenny a Carnegie Medal. Several of her other books have also been shortlisted for various general and children’s book awards.

Biography of Jenny Nimmo

As we saw earlier, Jenny Nimmo was born on the 15th of January 1944, in a place called Windsor, Berkshire in England. Jenny lived and loved a solitary life. She was her parents’ only child, but never lived long enough to see them together. Mrs. Nimmo’s father, who was a scientist by profession passed on while she was five years old, and she spent the rest of her life with her mother.

Jenny Nimmo was sent to a prep school when she was six years old. The prep school became cold and so terrifying that her mother transferred her to a boarding school that was child friendly, when she was nine years old.

Jenny loved to read as a child. She led a lot of books that she started to write short stories, which she narrated to her friends in and out of school.

Work History

Nimmo first worked in a Repertory theatre company as a paid intern for approximately five years. She then became the assistant manager of the Company, before being promoted to a juvenile lead producer. Nimmo, however, failed to secure a government job in England. She then moved to Italy, where she worked as a governess for a three boys squad in Amalfi, Italy.

Nimmo then returned to England, where she got a job at BBC, and became a photographic researcher, before being promoted to an assistant floor manager, and later made the editor of the children’s Programme called Jackanory.

Mrs. Jenny spent most of her years at BBC, where she was in charge of adapting other writer’s books and stories for Television series. In fact, she adapted more than 40 episodes, equivalent to eight stories for the Jackanory readings.

Jenny Nimmo’s first book called The Bronze Trumpeter, was published by Angus and Robertson in the first month of 1975. The book was later made into a Television script, months after it was released to the market.

1975 is a historical year for Nimmo Jenny for three reasons. First, it was the year her first book was published, a year that she married her Boyfriend, David Wynn Millward, and a year she gave birth to her first born child. David was from Welsh, and he worked as an illustrator and artist.

Jenny and David Nimmo have been blessed with one son and two daughters. All the three children were born in 1975 to 1980. Myfanwy, Jenny’s first daughter was born in 1975, a year in which Mrs, Nimmo resigned from BBC to take care of his first born.

Jenny Nimmo published her first novel called The Bronze Trumpeter, a few weeks after giving birth to her first born child. The Book was based on Nimmo’s experience in Italy. Jenny later relocated to Wales, where their only Son Lanto was born. This was in 1976.

The family then struggled to settle down in Wales for some months, and decided to move South of England, where David secured a job as an art teacher at Hertfordshire school. The family stabilized and later decided to move back to Wales, in their bid to bring up their young family in a country environment. This was in 1980, a year in which they were blessed with Gwenhwyfar, their third and last born daughter.

In 1982 Jenny and David started a drawing and painting Summer school. David used the watermill that he had inherited from his father. In 1983, Jenny started to write again.

The family still lives in Wales, where Nimmo spends most of her time helping her sweetheart with art work and illustrations for schools. She, however, sets some time to be alone, so that she can get, develop and write down ideas to write about in future.

It is, however, interesting that Nimmo also turned his husband into an illustrator writer. He has since published a few books by himself, and has also collaborated with Jenny Nimmo to write four books starting from 1994 to 2000). The spirit of collaboaration does not end there in the family. This is because Nimmo has also partnered with Gwen Millward; their last born to write a picture book for children. Jenny did the writing, while her daughter did the illustrations. The book named the Beasties was published at Egmont UK in 2010. Gwen is, however, following the footsteps of her mother. She published her first book as a writer and illustrator in 2012. She named the book Bear and Bird, and it was published by Egmont UK in September 2012.

Jenny Nimmo’s Best Work

Jenny Nimmo is a talented wordsmith and an extraordinary thinker. She has written numerous books, but her Children of the Red King series, Red King Series or simply the Charlie Bone series still remains favorite among many people. The book series focuses on a central character called Charlie Bone, whose magical talent makes him popular for all the wrong reasons in his school. This put him in conflict with his seniors, school administrators and fellow students, who doesn’t understand how his magic works.

The book series is so popular that it has already been translated, and published in nine foreign international languages, and translated into eleven other regional/local languages by the year 2006. The series has eight books, all of which have been published by Egmont Press. Their book covers were, however, done by David Wyatt.

Adaptation in Television

The first book by Jenny Nimmo to be adapted into the Television series was The Snow Spider. The book was adapted by screenwriter Julia Jones in 1989 – 1991. The book was modified into 3 mini-series that were aired everyday by the HTV for about two years.

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