Jenny McLachlan

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Jenny McLachlan

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I have always loved reading and I studied English at university just so that I could read a bit more. Next I found my way into secondary teaching and discovered that I loved it too: I got to read more books, show off and hang out with very funny teenagers. What a great job!

Teaching English also encouraged me to write. Soon I had planned and started lots of different stories, but they were all abandoned and shoved to the back of a drawer. Then, one day, the plot for Flirty Dancing came together; Bea’s story was so alive it was like a film running in my head and I knew it was a story I would finish.

Over the next few years, various exciting events distracted me from Flirty Dancing: I got married, travelled the world, was chased by an angry ele

The Land of Roar

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Believing is just the beginning . . .

When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic.

Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .)

Now the twins ar

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Published on July 11, 2019 10:49
Average rating: 4.04 · 4,205 ratings · 865 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Land of Roar

4.10 avg rating — 1,384 ratings — published 2019 — 19 editions
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Stargazing For Beginners

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Flirty Dancing (Ladybirds, #1)

3.88 avg rating — 726 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Truly, Wildly, Deeply

3.85 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Sunkissed (Ladybirds, #3)

4.15 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Return to Roar

4.52 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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Love Bomb (Ladybirds, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Star Struck (Ladybirds, #4)

4.20 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Unglaublich wild und wunderbar

3.71 avg rating — 34 ratings2 editions
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Flirty Dancing By Jenny McL...

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The Land of Roar Return to Roar
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Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019
Winner of the Dudley Children’s Book Award 2018

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“Never in the history of the universe has the meeting of two socks felt so amazing.”
Jenny McLachlan

“What if my hands feel dry? Or, worse, sweaty? What if they just feel weird? Could I have weird hands? The more I think about my hands the weirder they seem. Could I... could I possibly have man-hands? I begin to feel sweat squeezing out of my big manly fingertips.”
Jenny McLachlan, Flirty Dancing

“This is the best thing I've ever sat on," I say, wriggling in my seat. "Except maybe Darth Vader's lap. That was good, but scary... he was doing the voice.”
Jenny McLachlan, Flirty Dancing


Which Jenny McLachlan book title is your favourite?

Flirty Dancing (The Ladybirds, #1) by Jenny McLachlan Love Bomb (Ladybirds, #2) by Jenny McLachlan Sunkissed (Ladybirds, #3) by Jenny McLachlan Star Struck (Ladybirds, #4) by Jenny McLachlan

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Flirty Dancing
  14 votes, 32.6%

  14 votes, 32.6%

Love Bomb
  10 votes, 23.3%

Star Struck
  5 votes, 11.6%


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