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Books by Tanya Landman

  • Apache

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BJTZY
    Paperback
    From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes a powerful account of the Apache's struggle for survival in a hostile world.From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes this haunting account of the Apache's struggle for survival. Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her father lost in an ambush the winter before that. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother Tazhi, she vows to become an Apache warrior and avenge his death. This powerful but sensitively written novel will stay with you long after you have turned the final page.
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  • Jane Eyre

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: CDCYB
    Paperback
    Orphaned as a child, tormented by her guardian and cast out to a harsh boarding school, Jane Eyre has been raised in the shadow of cruelty and isolation. But when she takes a job as governess in Thornfield Hall, where secrets lurk in the attic and strange laughter echoes through the night, Jane meets the elusive Mr Rochester - and her life is irrevocably transformed. Poignantly and powerfully retold in this stunning edition, Jane Eyre is the tale of a spirited heroine's search for love, independence and belonging.
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  • One Shot

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BUOWU
    Paperback
    After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income and no way to live off their poor land, Maggie tries to provide for her family the way her father always had - with his hunting rifle and whatever animals the forest would provide. But when her mother is confronted with her "unladylike" behaviour, Maggie is thrown into a life of unthinkable cruelty and abuse. With no one to care for her and only the hope of escape, all Maggie can do is survive. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
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  • The Goldsmith's Daughter

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BIWGA
    Paperback
    From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes the story of a young girl struggling to change the course of her fate.From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes the story of a young girl struggling to change the course of her fate as the once mighty Aztec Empire collapses around her. In the golden city of Tenochtitlan, the people live in fear of the gods; to keep them at bay, they are prepared to pay a toll in blood. Itacate, a girl born under an ill-fated sky, is destined for a life of submission and domestic drudgery. But her father, a goldsmith, discovers her talent for his craft, and so she begins to work as his apprentice in secret. When Spanish raiders invade the city, she finds herself at risk of being exposed. Can she escape her destiny and survive in this harsh new world?
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  • Murder Mysteries 1: Mondays are Murder

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BCGGF
    Paperback
    First in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields. When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But things take a disastrous turn when their instructor has what appears to be a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and more of the instructors start to have "accidents", she and best friend Graham suspect foul play and decide to investigate.
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  • Murder Mysteries 3: Dying to be Famous

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BCGFH
    Paperback
    Third in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields. Poppy Fields and best friend Graham are astonished to be given parts in a musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Even more astonishing is the series of murders that occurs at the theatre, targeting the leading lady. When Poppy and Graham investigate, little do they know that they are next on the murderer's list...
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  • Murder Mysteries 2: Dead Funny

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BCGBV
    Paperback
    Second in a series of brilliantly addictive, tightly plotted murder mysteries featuring the irrepressible Poppy Fields. When ageing starlet Baby Sugarcandy is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in her Hollywood mansion, it is assumed she tripped. However, an autopsy reveals she was dead before she fell...When a number of strange deaths follow, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham decide to investigate.
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  • Passing for White

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: BBBMU
    Paperback
    It's 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can 'pass for white'. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman - and Benjamin's master. In this guise, the couple flee the South, explaining away their lack of literacy, avoiding those they have encountered before and holding their nerve over a thousand miles to freedom.Inspired by the amazing true story of Ellen Craft who escaped a life of slavery through a daring disguise and won freedom for herself and her husband.Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+
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  • Hell and High Water

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AYVMR
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    The heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier. From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier Tanya Landman comes this heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name. When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon he and his new family are in mortal danger. This powerful story holds the reader in suspense as it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
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  • Beyond the Wall

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AYDYX
    Paperback
    The story of a runaway slave girl and her dangerous journey through the murky underworld of Roman Britain, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman. From Tanya Landman, author of the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Buffalo Soldier, comes a heart-stopping tale of love, corruption and the power of choice. Blood on her lips. Blood on her tongue. Blood that is not her own. Cassia does not fear to die, but for her - for a slave who has maimed her master - there are worse things than death. Yet the mighty Roman Empire has its limits. Beyond her master's estate, beyond the river, far to the north stands Hadrian's Wall. And beyond the wall? Freedom. With dogs on her trail and a bounty on her head the journey seems impossible. But then Cassia meets Marcus - slick, slippery, silver-tongued - a true and perfect son of Rome. And her only hope.
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  • Buffalo Soldier

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AJLTO
    Paperback 13 years +
    At the end of the American Civil War, Charley - a young African-American slave from the deep south - is ostensibly freed. But then her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob and Charley is left alone. In a terrifyingly lawless land, where the colour of a person's skin can bring violent death, Charley disguises herself as a man and joins the army. Soon she's being sent to the prairies to fight a whole new war against the "savage Indians".

    Trapped in a world of injustice and inequality, it's only when Charley is posted to Apache territory that she begins to learn what it is to be truly free.

    Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman is the winner of the 2015 Carnegie Medal.
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  • Flotsam and Jetsam and the Grooof

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AIWZJ
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    Resourceful and entertaining, Flotsam and Jetsam are the Borrowers of the seashore. One day Flotsam and Jetsam find a whistle. They don't know what it is and, when Flotsam blows it, it makes a horrible sound so they keep it as a seagull scarer. But little do they know that someone else has heard it too - a big dog with a wet nose who comes to investigate. He even spends the night in their boat house! The next day they all play on the beach but the dog's owners soon spot him and collect him, leaving Flotsam, Jetsam and Sainsbury alone on their tiny beach. This is an inventive, funny series featuring characters made out of driftwood who live on a treasure-laden beach. Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence. You can share more of Flotsam and Jetsam's adventures in Flotsam and Jetsam: A Home by the Sea (9781406352160) and Flotsam and Jetsam and the Stormy Surprise (9781406352184).
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  • Flotsam and Jetsam and the Stormy Surprise

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AIWZB
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    Resourceful and entertaining, Flotsam and Jetsam are the Borrowers of the seashore. Flotsam and Jetsam live on a tiny secluded beach. Every day the sea brings them a new adventure: a huge heap of bedraggled feathers that turns out to be a shelduck; an umbrella that becomes a summer house; and a very special surprise! It is an inventive, funny series featuring characters made out of driftwood who live on a treasure-laden beach. Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly-independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence. You can share more of Flotsam and Jetsam's adventures in Flotsam and Jetsam: A Home by the Sea (9781406352160) and Flotsam and Jetsam and the Grooof (9781406352177).
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  • Two Words

    Tanya Landman

    Product Code: AGFCD
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    Jake and Matt have trained hard for a weekend hiking with the school. They've got the gear, they've got fit - and they've got homework: something 'to keep their minds occupied' while walking. But Jake is more occupied with finishing first and beating Lee Harper. The weekend careers towards a dramatic climax - and Matt returns to school with his homework done in a way he could never have imagined. A heartstopping tragedy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+
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