Helen Cresswell

Helen Cresswell

Helen Cresswell (11 July 1934, Nottingham - 26 September 2005, Eakring, Nottinghamshire) was an English author of over 120 books for children including A Gift from Winklesea, the Lizzie Dripping series, and The Bagthorpe Saga. She also adapted numerous stories for television, including Moondial (1988), Five Children and It (1991) and The Demon Headmaster (1996-1998). She was educated at Nottingham High School for Girls, and held a degree from King's College London.

In 2005 Cresswell died at her home in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, aged 71 from ovarian cancer.

Bibliography

listed by publication date

  • The White Sea Horse (1964)
  • Pietro and the Mule (1965)
  • Where the Wind Blows (1966)
  • The Signposters (1968)
  • ''The Sea Piper (1968)
  • At the Stroke of Midnight (1971)
  • Up the Pier (1972)
  • The Beachcombers (1972)
  • The Bongleweed (1973)
  • Cheap Day Return (1974)
  • White Sea Horse and Other Sea Magic (1975)
  • The Winter of the Birds (1976)
  • A Game of Catch (1977) (with Ati Forberg)
  • My Aunt Polly (1979)
  • The Piemakers (1980) (with Judith Gwyn Brown)
  • Dear Shrink (1982)
  • The Night Watchmen (1983) (with Gareth Floyd)
  • The Secret World of Polly Flint (1984)
  • Moondial (1987)
  • Ellie and the Hagwitch (1987)
  • Dragon Ride (1987)
  • Trouble (1988)
  • Time Out (1990) (with Peter Elwell)
  • Weather Cat (1990)
  • The Return of the Psammead (1992) a sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It which she adapted for television.
  • Almost Goodbye, Guzzler (1992) (with Judy Brown)
  • The Watchers: A Mystery At Alton Towers (1993)
  • Classic Fairy Tales (1994) (retelling of traditional tales)
  • Stonestruck (1996)
  • Sophie and the Sea Wolf (1997)
  • The Little Sea Pony (1997 )
  • The Little Sea Horse (1998)
  • The Little Grey Donkey (1999)
  • Mystery Stories (2003)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (2004) (retelling of a traditional story)

Lizzie Dripping stories

  • Lizzie Dripping (1973)
  • Lizzie Dripping by the Sea (1974)
  • Lizzie Dripping and the Little Angel (1974)
  • Lizzie Dripping and the Witch (1974)
  • Lizzie Dripping on Holiday (1994)

Posy Bates stories

  • Meet Posy Bates (1992)
  • Posy Bates and the Bag Lady (1994)
  • Posy Bates, Again! (1994)

The Two Hoots series

  • Two Hoots (1978) (with Martine Blanc)
  • Two Hoots Play Hide-And Seek (1978) (with Martine Blanc)
  • Two Hoots and the Big Bad Bird (1978) (with Martine Blanc)
  • Two Hoots and the King (1978) (with Martine Blanc)
  • Two Hoots in the Snow (1978) (with Martine Blanc)

Winklesea series

  • A Gift from Winklesea (1997)
  • Whatever Happened in Winklesea? (1991)
  • Mystery at Winklesea (1995)

The Bagthorpe Saga

  • Ordinary Jack (1977)
  • Absolute Zero (1978)
  • Bagthorpes Unlimited (1978)
  • Bagthorpes v The World (1979)
  • Bagthorpes Abroad (1984)
  • Bagthorpes Haunted (1985)
  • Bagthorpes Liberated (1989)
  • The Bagthorpe Triangle (1992)
  • Bagthorpes Besieged (1997)
  • Bagthorpes Battered (2001)

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