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“Here at The Golden Wizard, we truly believe that ‘The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted’  has the potential to become a global phenomenon and capture the hearts and imaginations of millions of children”

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Interview on 2nd December 2021

BBC Radio Derby - Ian Syke Show

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Award winning author Tim Jorden has created a beautiful, enchanting children’s story – The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted. The much loved first part of the story, The First Summer, was launched in July 2021 and the story has continued in the next novel, The Return of Saint Nick - both winning the Golden Wizard Book Prize for 2022 AND The Golden Wizard Book Prize BOOK OF THE YEAR for 2022.

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 the first book Poppy meets magical fairies, solves a theft of the crown jewels and has the pleasure of meeting grateful royalty; in the second we see Poppy and Lord Ted put themselves in danger to save the future of the British Monarchy. Written prior to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tim sees the story as a lasting memory of our late queen.


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 Tim’s interview with BBC Radio Derby in December ’21 about The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted; the creation and ideas, his childhood and the great work with schools across the country which continues into the new  school year.

The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted:
A sneaky peek of the story and more!


Introducing Tim Jorden

Tim Jorden is an award winning children's author.

The core life values are extremely important to Tim 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. The sequel, The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The Return of Saint Nick continues in the same vein – a little grittier storyline as Poppy grows into her character and places herself and Lord Ted in mortal danger to save others.

Tim was delighted to recieve The Golden Wizard Book Prize for 2022 for both books followed by THE BOOK OF THE YEAR award for 2022 too!
Tim lives in Derbyshire with his wife 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 

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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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