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Publication Order of Magician Trilogy Books

The Snow Spider (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emlyn's Moon (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chestnut Soldier (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Delilah Books

Delilah and the Dogspell (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delilah Alone (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delilah and the Dishwasher Dogs (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Box Boys Books

The Box Boys & the Magic Shell (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Box Boys and the Fairground Ride (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Box Boys and the Dog in the Mist (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Box Boys and the Bonfire Cat (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Children of the Red King Books

Midnight for Charlie Bone (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy / Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Beast / Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Shadow / Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Red King Books

The Secret Kingdom (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stones of Ravenglass (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leopards' Gold (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ultramarine Books

Ultramarine (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rainbow and Mr. Zed (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Bronze Trumpeter (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Griffin's Castle (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rinaldi Ring (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milo's Wolves (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry and the Guardians of the Lost (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Creatures (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jenny Nimmo Children\'s Books

Tatty Apple (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Secret (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bears Will Get You! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Mouse (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Breadwitch (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilfred's Wolf (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Granny Grimm's Gruesome Glasses (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch's Tears (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alien on the 99th Floor (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Owl Tree (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Dog, Cool Cat (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seth and the Strangers (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon's Child (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toby In The Dark (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Star (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ill Will, Well Nell (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night of the Unicorn (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beak and Whisker (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Vinnie (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matty Mouse (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom And The Pterosaur (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Starlight Cloak (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witches and the Singing Mice (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gwion and the Witch (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Branwen: Legends from Wales (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thumbelina (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esmeralda and the Children Next Door (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Wonderful (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strongest Girl in the World (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pig on a Swing (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasties (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Out of this World (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

An Interview with Jenny Nimmo (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sprinters Books

The Finger Eater (By: Arthur Robins,Dick King-Smith) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snow Maze (By: Jan Mark) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impossible Parents Go Green (By: Brian Patten) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Big House (By: Debi Gliori) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Little Brother (By: Debi Gliori) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Pip Parker (By: Anne Fine) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly and the Skyboard (By: Ian Whybrow) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Boathouse (By: Sam Llewellyn) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impossible Parents (By: Brian Patten) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware the Killer Coat (By: Susan Gates) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Art, You're Magic! (By: Sam McBratney,Tony Blundell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baked Bean Kids (By: Ann Pilling) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hector the Rat (By: Tony Wilkinson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fighting Dragons (By: Colin West) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Stupendo (By: Jon Blake) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ronnie and the Giant Millipede (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easy Peasy (By: Sarah Hayes) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cup Final Kid (By: Martin Waddell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Care of Henry (By: Anne Fine,Paul Howard) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emmelina and the Monster (By: June Crebbin) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flora's Fantastic Revenge (By: Nick Warburton) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patrick's Perfect Pet (By: Annalena McAfee) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricky Nelly Nickleby (By: Berlie Doherty) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cool as a Cucumber (By: Michael Morpurgo) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Tights for George (By: June Crebbin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Fitzroy (By: Alex Merry Kathy Henderson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly and the Beanstalk (By: Pippa Goodhart) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady-long-legs (By: Jan Mark) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarquin the Wonder Horse (By: June Crebbin) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Impossible Parents (By: Brian Patten) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shock Shop Books

The Bodigulpa (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealaway (By: K.M. Peyton) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hairy Bill (By: Susan Price) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scream (By: Joan Aiken) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Lost (By: Jan Mark) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Chickens (By: Vivian French) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Have Ghost Mail (By: Terence Blacker) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodbye, Tommy Blue (By: Adèle Geras) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast of Crowsfoot Cottage (By: Jeanne Willis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantom Fun (By: Jan Burchett,Sara Vogler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Corgi Pups Library(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Centuries of Stories(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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