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Sarah Lean - book author

My fascination with animals began when I was aged 8 and a stray cat walked in the back door and decided to adopt me. As a child, I wanted to be a writer and used to dictate stories to my mother, but eventually I bought a laptop and decided I could type them myself. I live in Dorset and share the space around my desk with two dogs, Harry and Coco. MA in Creative and Critical Writing from University of Winchester.

Sarah Lean is the author of books: A Dog Called Homeless, A Horse for Angel, Hero, The Forever Whale, Harry and Hope, Jack Pepper, The Secret Cat (Tiger Days, #1), The Sand Dog, The Midnight Foxes (Tiger Days #2), 3 Book Collection: A Dog Called Homeless / A Horse for Angel / The Forever Whale

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"My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn’t always make things happen, however much you want them to."

When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking – what’s the point if no one is listening?

The only other living soul who sees Cally's mum is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mum appears. But without a voice, how will Cally convince anyone that her mum is still with them, and how will she ever persuade her Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?

An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent.
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Sometimes when things are broken you can't fix them on your own - no matter how hard you try. When Nell is sent to stay with distant family, she packs a suitcase full of secrets. A chance encounter with a wild horse draws Nell to Angel - a mysterious, troubled girl who is hiding secrets of her own. Both girls must learn to trust each other, if they are to save a hundred horses . . .


A HORSE FOR ANGEL is a story about finding something special in the most unlikely place.
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From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes an action-filled adventure about friendship, imagination, and what it means to be a hero, perfect for fans of classic dog and friendship stories like Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.

The short length makes Hero a great pick for reluctant readers and readers who have just graduated from chapter books, but its themes of bullying and finding courage to stand up for what's right mean the story is meaty enough for more advanced readers, too.

Leo is invincible when he's pretending to be a gladiator in his imagination, but in real life, he struggles to make friends—unless you count his neighbor's little dog, Jack Pepper. So Leo is thrilled when the cool kids invite him to hang out, even though they sometimes pressure him to do mean things.

When Leo accidentally does something that makes the whole town think he's a hero, he rolls with it—it feels nice to be celebrated, even if it's a lie. But when Jack Pepper needs Leo's help, can Leo find it in himself to be a genuine hero?
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A powerful, extraordinary story from the bestselling author of ‘A Dog Called Homeless’.

A secret from the deep...
Hannah's granddad loves telling stories from his past, but there's one that he can't remember ... one that Hannah knows is important.
When a whale appears off the coast, clues to Grandad's secret begin to surface. Hannah is determined to solve the mystery and, as she gets closer to the truth, Grandad's story is more extraordinary than she ever imagined.
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Some friendships are meant to be ... Hope feels lost when her mum's boyfriend leaves. She loved Frank and he understood her better than anyone, even her mum. The only part of Frank left behind is his stubborn, old rescue-donkey, Harry. Hope promised to look after Harry, but maybe Hope needs Harry just as much as he needs her.
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Grandfather had been gone for two years but I never thought it would be an ordinary day he’d come back, like a Monday or a Tuesday… I always knew he’d return across the water, triumphing over a few monsters on the way, I just didn’t know when…



When Azi’s grandfather leaves their small Mediterranean island, Azi waits every day for him to return. The arrival of a nesting turtle and a tall sandy dog convinces Azi that it must mean that Grandfather is on his way. As Azi digs deeper into the past, he begins to unravel hidden secrets and starts to find out just how alike he and his grandfather really are. And without him, Azi knows he will never feel complete…
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Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean.


Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.


When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen… new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve!


Tiger returns to Willowgate and discovers that a mysterious tunnel has appeared under the shed and someone – or something – has been burying eggs in the garden…


Tiger and her friend Tom decides to become detectives – determined to crack the case!
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At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!
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Three extraordinary stories about special friendships that will stay with you forever. By award-winning author, Sarah Lean.

A Dog Called Homeless:
Cally Fisher saw her mum bright and real and alive. But no one believes her, so Cally’s stopped talking.

A mysterious wolfhound always seems to be there when her mum appears and now he’s started following her everywhere. But how can Cally convince anyone that Mum is still with them, or persuade Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?

A Horse for Angel:
Sometimes when things are broken you can’t fix them on your own – no matter how hard you try.

When Nell is sent to stay with distant family, she packs a suitcase full of secrets. A chance encounter with a wild horse draws Nell to Angel – a mysterious, troubled girl who is hiding secrets of her own. Both girls must learn to trust each other, if they are to save a hundred horses…

The Forever Whale:

A shared story can last forever.

Hannah’s grandad loves telling stories from his past, but there’s one that he can’t remember… one that Hannah knows is important.

When a whale appears off the coast, clues to Grandad’s secret begin to surface. Hannah is determined to solve the mystery but, as she gets closer to the truth, Grandad’s story is more extraordinary than she imagined.

All stories include beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.