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Jo Cotterill

Biography

Jo Cotterill

Jo Cotterill has been an actor, a teacher and a fireworks technician, but she likes writing best. She has published over 30 books for children and young adults, including the critically-acclaimed novels LOOKING AT THE STARS and A LIBRARY OF LEMONS. She writes short books for readers who struggle, helped by her previous experience as a learning support assistant. She also writes the superhero part-book, part-comic series Electrigirl with illustrator Cathy Brett. When she's not reading, writing or out visiting schools and festivals, Jo likes to write songs and make interesting things out of paper. She lives in Oxfordshire with her family.

Jo Cotterill

Books by Jo Cotterill

by Jo Cotterill - Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Nature

Darby is 12-years-old and has Down syndrome. Her favorite things are music, chocolate and her big sister Kaydee. It's time for their annual chocolate hunt. But this year Kaydee's friend is staying over and she seems to be stealing Kaydee's attention. Then, the strawberry farm is hit by a tornado. Although the family is prepared for the tornado, they aren't prepared for the storm of emotions that surface when a truth is brought to light. With tension rising, can Darby mend what's been broken when it seems like no one is listening to her?