Are you a fan of Holly Webb’s books? With more than 100 gorgeous books about animals, children and their special relationship, Holly has become a household name. Here are 11 things you didn’t know about Holly Webb:
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Bunnies, puppies, kittens and princesses are just some of the characters of Holly Webb’s successful books. With more than 100 books to her credit, Holly is a firm favourite with younger readers.
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Get to Know Holly Webb
#1. She was born and grew up in south-east London but spent a lot of time on the Suffolk coast.
#2. Holly studied Latin and Greek at school because she enjoyed ancient myths and she then went on to read Classics at university.
#3. She didn’t plan to become a writer.
She says, “I was working as an editor at Scholastic and we brain-stormed this new series called The Triplets. I didn’t want to hand over the characters I had drafted to someone else to develop so I decided to write the books myself.”
#4. Holly has 3 sons, including twins.
#5. Holly used to have a cat called Rosie.
#6. She also had an English bull terrier called Alice.
“She got older and grumpier at the time I was a grumpy teenager, so we kind of suited each other,” says Holly. “The main thing that made her grumpy was that she hated sand and we lived by the sea – she was a city dog really.”
#7. Holly used to own gerbils too and had 9 at one time (an accident from when her dad brought home a new gerbil and hadn’t checked the gender!).
#8. Holly runs a Girl Guide group.
#9. She wrote her first book on trains.
“I had to leave it on someone’s desk with a note as I was too scared to say I’d written it.”, she says.
#10. Holly has written over 100 books!
#11. Her favourite children’s book is The Horse and His Boy part of the C S Lewis Narnia series.
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