gervase phinn in grassington school

Children's Fiction

Gervase Phinn

  painting     gervase phinn   painting
Home
Latest News
Itinerary of Gervase Phinn
Testimonials
Photo Album
Yorkshire Journey
Yorkshire Life
Public Speaking
Little Village School Series
Dales Series
The Best Days of Our Lives
Out of the Woods
Gervase's DVD
Children's Poetry
Children's Fiction
Child's Play
Yorkshire Pictorial
Mangled English
Royston Knapper
Children's Authors
The Virgin Mary's Got Nits
Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
A Wayne in a Manger
All Our Yesterdays
Quick Reads
Little Gems
Little Angels
Little Treasures
Young Readers
Teachers' Guides
Bibliography
Spoken Book Award
Speaker of the Year
Puffin Audio
Child's Audio Books
Audiobooks
Franklin Watts Poems
Biography
Matthew's Watercolours
Gervase Phinn Live Again DVD cover

Latest DVD now on sale - >>

Radio Leeds interview

listen to Gervase Interview with John Boyd

Listen to Drystone Radio interview

listen to drystone radio interview

video clip of Gervase

 
 
Bookmark and Share

A Load of Old Tripe

book cover

For eleven-year-old James Joseph Johnson (Jimmy for short) life is not always straightforward. In fact, things can be quite complicated, and don't always turn out as we had planned.

Born in 1946, Jimmy lives with his mum and dad in a shiny red-brick terraced house in South Yorkshire, near the steel works. Sometimes the air is thick and metallic-tasting, with bits of soot floating around like little black snowflakes. Despite all this, Jimmy wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Gervase Phinn writes with warmth and humour about Jimmy's life in the lead up to his eleven-plus exam and introduces us along the way to his mates at school, including his very best friend Ignatius Plunket, the time he had to look after Butch, the ugly, barrel-bodied, bow-legged bull terrier, his love of coffee and walnut cake, his mum's missing locket, and, last but not least, what happened when he was sent to buy tripe for his dad's tea.

Available from November 2009

PRAISE FOR GERVASE PHINN

'Enchanting' Woman's Own

'Hilarious and hair-raising' Sunday Times

'A natural storyteller' The Times Educational Supplement

'An enchanting montage of experiences. Colourful, funny and honest' Sunday Express

'He has a marvellous ear for one-liners' Yorkshire Post

'Uproarious and touching by turns' Daily Mail

'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph

'A born raconteur' Guardian

A Bit of a Hero

'A Bit of a Hero' book cover - front

Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bully joins his class at school. Unkind people say that his firefighter father ought not to have risked his life in a blaze when he had a family to support, but Tom knows that his father was a true hero. Will he find the same courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and also accept his mother's new friend?

available March 2009 ISBN 978-1-84270-909-2

www.andersonpress.co.uk

Gervase Phinn leads a very full and active life: a bestselling author and poet, teacher, freelance lecturer, educational consultant, school inspector, visiting professor of education and, last but by no means least, father of four. The majority of his time is spent in schools with teachers and children. He is best known for his autobiographical accounts of his time as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, which have been likened to James Herriot's books.

'A Bit of a Hero' book cover - back

The Golden Turtle & Other Stories

The Golden Turtle & Other Stories cover

Three folk tales from around the world retold by the wonderful storyteller Gervase Phinn. In the first, a golden turtle offers a kindly fisherman riches beyond his wildest dreams. In the second, Amparo's daughter looks sweet, but when she's determined to do something nothing gets in her way. In the third, a naughty leprechaun gets a big shock!

Collins Big Cat - ISBN  978-0-00-723108-9


A wickedly funny new series for readers gaining confidence ....

Bad Becky - Cheeky but Charming Bad Becky in Trouble Dominic's Discovery

Bad Becky - Cheeky but Charming

Bad Becky in Trouble

Dominic's Discovery


Bad Becky - Cheeky but Charming

Bad Becky - Cheeky but Charming

Bad Becky is cheeky, opinionated and always in some kind of trouble. But you can't help loving her! I mean wouldn't you rather hear a story about a princess who gets gobbled up by the dragon rather than another soppy one where the prince saves the Princess? And if a magician at a party was rubbish wouldn't you point it out? And who wants their horrible Great Aunt Mildred visiting? So really, Becky is just doing everyone a favour...

The first book in a wickedly funny new series for readers gaining confidence. Bad Becky's got attitude!

top of page

Bad Becky in Trouble

Bad Becky in Trouble

Bad Becky is cheeky (but charming), opinionated and always in some kind of trouble. But you can't help loving her! I mean wouldn't you rather hear a story about a princess who gets gobbled up by the dragon rather than another soppy one where the prince saves the princess? And if a magician at a party was rubbish wouldn't you point it out? And who wants their horrible Great Aunt Mildred visiting? So really, Becky is just doing everyone a favour...

A wickedly funny new series for readers gaining confidence. Bad Becky's got attitude!

top of page

Dominic's Discovery

Dominic's Discovery

'You are an enigma, Dominic. A human enigma.'

Dominic Dowson has a special gift: he is always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

So, on the school trip to Thundercliff Bay - home to pirate legend, ghosts and lost treasure - awful Mr Risey-Newsome is keeping a strict eye on him. But Dominic is determined to prove that not everything he does spells trouble ...

see the audio book of Dominic's Discovery

top of page  
fish from Bad Becky book

Home ] Media ] Contact ] Legal ] Links ]

Back | Next