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Joan G. Robinson


Joan G. Robinson

Joan G. Robinson (1910-88) trained as an illustrator and began writing and illustrating her own stories in 1939. Among her many stories for children are MARY-MARY, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE and the enduringly popular TEDDY ROBINSON. Working closely with her husband, she published over thirty books in her lifetime, many of which were tried and tested on her own family. And her family sometimes found their way into her stories too - Teddy Robinson was a real teddy bear, belonging to Joan's own daughter, Deborah, who herself featured in the stories.

Books by Joan G. Robinson

by Joan G. Robinson

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a gripping ghost story telling of Anna's strange encounter and friendship with a shadowy girl called Marnie among the wild and watery sand dunes of the Norfolk countryside. Is Marnie real? Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in 1967, this is a classic tale with truths to tell about friendship, loneliness and family.