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Books by Tessa Krailing

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Alberta the Abominable Snowthing
Felix can't wait to open his birthday present. He's expecting a real totem-pole from his father, who works in Canada. But when Felix opens the padded crate, he can't believe his eyes. Inside he finds a small, white furry Abominable Snowthing called Alberta!

Trouble for Alberta  

Ages 6-9

Alberta the Abominable Snowthing  is hungry. She is now living in 3b King's Villas, Cuttleworth, miles from her Arctic home and she longs for some fish to eat - real slippery, silvery fish, fresh from the sea. But when Alberta goes out to look for some, the trouble begins!
The Case of the Smiling Shark   

Ages 6-9 easy reading

Ages 6-9 easy reading

 Both these stories are about Foxy and Co - Daniel (Foxy), Jamal, Wesley and Marietta - who like solving mysteries, especially when they concern a shark that smiles and a pair of trousers that talk.
The Green Hand   

Ages 6-9

A ghost story about a school haunted by a mysterious green hand that writes rude things on the blackboard and gets the children into trouble. 

Ages 8-10

A ghost story, set on the Isle of Wight, about a family who stay in a holiday cottage which turns out to be haunted.

Ages 8-11

Rose has a planet-sized problem on her hands when Dad goes missing and Mum thinks he has gone to Venus

Petsitters Ages 7-10
All the stories are about the Petsitters Club, a group of children who look after other people's animals - an activity which often lands them in big trouble.

My First Puppy  Ages 6-9
My First Kitten Ages 6-9
My First Pony Ages 6-9
Three books that tell a story but also aim to convey information about how to look after your first pet.

Wellington Square
A reading scheme for children with special needs for which Tessa created the original concept and over fifty stories.

How to write for children
A practical guide on how to write for children of all ages from the under sevens to young adults. It contains advice on getting started, characterisation, dialogue, viewpoint, structure and presentation.

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