Creina Mansfield

Creina Mansfield
Creina Mansfield was born in Bristol in 1949. She studied literature at Cambridge and became a teacher of English at secondary school level. She lived in Dublin for a number of years and is now living in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with her husband and two teenage sons.

Her first book, Fairchild was published in Hong Kong. Cherokee, Creina's first book with The O'Brien Press, was published in 1994, followed by My Nasty Neighbours in 1995.

Her last books are It Wasn't Me, the story of how Jack deals with the school bully, and Snip Snip for younger readers. Creina's writing has been praised as 'original and compulsive' by Books Ireland and her books have been very favourably reviewed.

  • Cherokee
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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Cherokee

  • Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for fifth class from O'Brien Reading Programme

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide from O'Brien Teaching Guides Collection 2

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My Nutty Neighbours

After the strange events of My Nasty Neighbours, David Stirling and his family have moved from the city to the country -- much to his disgust!

Snip Snip!

Written by Creina Mansfield, Illustrated by Maeve Kelly

Erin loves to cut things with her scissors, but cutting things can cause lots of trouble.
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My Nasty Neighbours

David and his family are typical - three messy, noisy teenagers; two tidy, organised parents. It just doesn't work, does it? But when Mum inherits some money, they find a solution -- two houses next door to each other

Cherokee

Gene's grandfather, Cherokee, is a famous jazz musician and Gene travels the world with him. He loves the life and his only ambition is to be a musician too. But his aunt is totally opposed to the idea ...