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Jill Murphy

Born on 5 July, 1949, Jill Murphy is the author of "The Worst Witch" series and the Large Family picture books including the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Peace at Last and Five Minutes' Peace. Jill Murphy claims to have based Mildred Hubble's experiences of not being able to fit in at her witching school on her very own experiences studying at a very strict convent.



Jill Murphy Books

  • The Worst Witch Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376301 - Jill Murphy
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    As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.

    Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...

    Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.

    Format: paperback
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    Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch is one of the all-time children's classics and this audio collection contains unabridged adaptations - read by Gemma Arterton - of all seven stories in the spellbinding series.

    Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches as she's always getting her spells wrong. But she always manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Format: CD. Unabridged. Approximate Running Time 11 hours, 9 minutes.

    CDs in this collection:
    The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for The Worst Witch - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch All at Sea - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch Saves the Day - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Disc 1-2, The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star - Disc 1-2 .
  • The Large Family Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406315011 - Jill Murphy
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    The Large family, the elephant stars of the classic picture book Peace at Last, provide gigantic fun throughout this exciting five-book collection.

    With situations that will be familiar to any parent, the books feature everything from kitchen chaos to domestic bliss. Although they are messy, the characters are warm-hearted and the love they show for each other always shines through.

    Firm favourites with children and adults for many years, these are brilliant books to share at bedtime.

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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
  • The Large Family: First Year at Nursery - Hardback - 9781406375886 - Jill Murphy
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    The Large Family - Jill Murphy's elephant stars of the classic picture book, Five Minutes' Peace - star in this treasury of your child's first year at nursery.

    A charming memory book, it has plenty of space to record all of your favourite moments from your child's first year and spaces for photographs and pictures.

    A beautiful book that will be treasured for a lifetime, it has a special pocket to store drawings, souvenirs and mementos from their first year.
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    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.Snore, snore went Mrs Bear.Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's the delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.
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    Mildred Hubble is back in First Prize for the Worst Witch - and her story is just as spellbinding as ever.

    Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy and Mildred has clumsily made her way through to Year Four. Now, she's made it her mission to become Head Girl!

    Will Mildred be able to stay out of trouble and prove to everyone she's worth of this position? We're sure her rival Ethel Hallow will have something to say about it...
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    The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next!Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. Celebrate thirty-five years of the bear family with this very special edition of the classic bedtime story, Whatever Next!, a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of The Worst Witch.
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    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried.Snore, snore went Mrs Bear.Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's the delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.
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    "Well," said Claire, "there was a very big, bad wolf ...Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them how the fall happened. But just how did it happen ...? Was she dropped by a wolf, a slithering snake, an enormous dragon or a hairy gorilla? By the author and illustrator of the bestselling "Peace At Last" and "Whatever Next", this is a fantastic journey of the imagination that every child can relate to.
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    A story that will resonate with parents who want nothing more than a break from it all, this is a stunning 30th anniversary edition of Jill Murphy's classic, Five Minutes' Peace.

    Mrs Large needs nothing more than five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children. She tries to take refuge in the bathroom so fills herself a nice, foamy bath and takes in her breakfast - but it's not long before this quiet time is shattered.

    A beautiful and hilarious observation of family life.

    Please note this does not come with a slipcase.
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    Alfie the deerhound is a large grey puppy. He loves his boy Charlie, and cheese, and he's very good at digging holes. But poor Alfie has got lost and he's scared - of thunderstorms and being hungry and never seeing Charlie again ...Meanwhile, Charlie doesn't know what to do - but one thing is for sure: he'll never stop looking for his dear hound. Can Alfie ever find his way back to Charlie - and his great big squashy beanbag in the kitchen?
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    The moon and back before bathtime? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy's characteristic warmth and humour, this is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling "Peace at Last".
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    The Worst Witch to the Rescue is a classic Worst Witch story by Jill Murphy. The Worst Witch to the Rescue is a fantastic new Worst Witch adventure from Jill Murphy. The much-loved Worst Witch series told the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...'It isn't actually a known spell. I sort of made it up myself.' Mildred Hubble always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. She may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you could ever have. Millions of readers love her and so will you... Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six.
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    A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. "If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ...you just couldn't get better" Guardian A hilarious tale of family life and the difficulties of dieting, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern classic in the Large Family series. Mrs Large the elephant is feeling a bit wibbly-wobbly - so decides the whole family need to shape up! Biscuits and crisps are out, veggies and jogs are in! But, when you're a hungry elephant ...healthy eating and exercise is no piece of cake! With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
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    A stunning new edition of a Kate Greenaway-shortlisted, modern classic in the Large Family series. "If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ...you just couldn't get better" Guardian A great birthday gift for Dad, this is a beautiful new edition of a Kate Greenaway-shortlisted story of family life in the bestselling Large series. It's Mr Large the elephant's birthday and Mrs Large is planning a nice, quiet night in - a night for just the two of them. But even with the children washed and in their pyjamas before half past four, the night doesn't unfold quite to plan! With a foreword and gorgeous foil on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
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    There's never a dull moment with the Large family! One morning Mrs Large, needing some peace and quiet away from her boisterous children, decides to take refuge in the bathroom. She fills herself a foamy bubble-bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast ...but finds her peace to be very short-lived.
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    A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. "If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ...you just couldn't get better" Guardian The perfect Father's Day gift and hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large family series. Mrs Large isn't feeling too good. So Mr Large sends her back to bed. "I'll take charge," he says. Mrs Large settles down for a nice rest while Mr Large and the children get busy hoovering, dusting and tidying. But Mrs Large's day doesn't turn out to be quite as restful as she had first hoped! With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
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    A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. "If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ...you just couldn't get better" Guardian A hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large Family series, Mr and Mrs Large the elephants are putting on their best suit and dress - they're going to a dinner-dance! But, with Lester, Laura, Luke and the baby determined to help Mum and Dad get ready, will they make it out all in one piece? With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
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    Families have been entertained by the story of Mrs Large's quest for Five Minutes' Peace for 30 years now and this very special, slipcased edition celebrates the landmark anniversary in style.

    Completely beautiful, the award-winning story resonates with all parents and guardians who find themselves constantly looking for a break from it all. Starting with the Large family having breakfast ('not a pleasant sight'), it follows Mrs Large as she tries to escape and enjoy a relaxing bath - but the children keep asking her questions and wanting to show off their skills.

    A familiar story, lovable elephant characters and funny situations make this classic a must for your little one's bookshelf.
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    Familiar and very funny, Jill Murphy's Five Minutes' Peace is a picture book that appeals equally to toddlers and their put-upon parents.

    It tells the story of the Large family and, in particular, Mrs Large who just wants to take a moment to get away from the chaos of looking after so many excitable children.

    Now the classic story has been given an extra interactive element in the form of this sound book. It has eight noisy buttons that children will love to press and play as they read through the book.
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    Puffin audio presents brand new recordings of the one and only Worst Witch, read by Gemma Arterton. Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy. This audiobook collection includes: The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue, and, The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.
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    The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep -- however he tried and wherever he tried. SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear. TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make this delightful picture book an all-time favourite with children and adults everywhere. Now available in a format ideal for classroom and group use.
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    For over 30 years, readers have loved sharing the chaotic lives of the Large family. Now for the first time, you can join in the fun of Five Minutes' Peace with this busy sticker activity book featuring all the characters from the much-loved story. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with games, puzzles and activities - there are over 50 stickers! Add your own touch of fun to Jill Murphy's warm and witty illustrations of domestic chaos!