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Odette Elliott

Odette Elliott has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Her first picture book “Under Sammy’s Bed” was published in 1989.

The character of Sammy was based on her youngest child. He always tried to keep up with the others and so does ‘Sammy’! Three more ‘Sammy’ books followed. The first two books appeared on BBC children’s programmes. Odette’s is a multi-racial family and this is reflected in her books.

Odette has also written a collection of school stories.  A new picture book “My Big Brother J.J.” was published in September 2009.


2009 My Big Brother JJ, Tamarind
1989 “Under Sammy’s Bed” pub. Andre Deutsch + 1991 Picture Puffin
1991 “Sammy goes Flying” pub. Scholastic + 1992 Picture Puffin
1993 “Sammy and the Telly” pub. Scholastic
1994 “Sammy’s Christmas Workshop” pub. Scholastic, Hippo
1996 “Nightingale News” Young Hippo School Series, pub. Scholastic


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