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First-time author T.M Jorden has created a beautiful, enchanting children’s story in the debut title – The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The First Summer

The importance of grandparents in a child’s life is undeniable and the story follows the extraordinary adventures of 8 year old Poppy as she spends quality time with her grandparents in Derbyshire and with an amazing teddy bear called Lord Ted.

In this first book Poppy meets magical fairies, solves a theft of the crown jewels and has the pleasure of meeting grateful royalty.


The wonderful relationship that Poppy has with her new friends helps her to

learn and appreciate the core values of love, honesty and respect.

Listen to T. M Jorden’s interview with BBC Radio Derby about The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The First Summer; the creation and ideas, his childhood and the great work with schools across the country.

Interview on 2nd December 2021

BBC Radio Derby - Ian Syke Show

Lunchtime with....

The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted:

A sneaky peek of the book and more!

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Introducing T.M Jorden

T.M Jorden is a first-time children's author.

The core life values are extremely important to the author and is his passion behind writing the Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted.

As a child he had a wonderful relationship with his grandparents and through them he learnt the important values of life.

Now a grandfather himself, he would love to spend more time with his grandchildren and share with them the same values he was taught through having fun and adventure as a family. The debut title – the Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The First Summer embraces family fun and adventure underpinned by the core values of responsibility, love, kindness,  honesty and respect. A second book is due out later in 2022.

Tim lives in Derbyshire with his partner Rachel and Lord Ted. When he isn’t writing, you will find him embracing life by travelling around the world on his own adventures with Rachel.  

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Learning through fun activities with

Poppy and Lord Ted 

Parents, teachers and children can expect to see lots of fun, downloadable activities in the Lord Ted Fan Club that we will continue to update on a regular basis.

Recipes for those children that enjoy baking 

Nature trails to help children explore and learn things about nature

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Word search puzzles, quizzes and colouring pages

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