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  • 5 stars across 3 books
    Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth in Devon, England. She went to Teacher's Training College, after which she taught in London primary schools for twelve years, specializing in music and drama. In her spare time, she sang and played keyboards with a semiprofessional soul band. She now writes full time and has written more than twenty-five books of fantasy, fiction, and poetry for children. She draws on traditional folktales and modern urban myths for her inspiration and has a sense of humor that is popular with children of all ages, from five to one hundred and five. She lives in London with her family. Among her most popular books are her hilarious Pongwiffy titles. Pongwiffy, Pongwiffy and the Goblins' Revenge, and Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year, which won the Nottinghamshire Book Award, are available from Minstrel Books. Ashley King is a passionate Illustrator who hand draws, paints, creates, doodles, scribbles and loves coffee and cake. He graduated from Coventry University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Illustration and Animation, and is represented by Plum Pudding Illustration Agency. His first illustrated children's book Erica's Elephant, Sylvia Bishop, published by Scholastic in 2016 with rave reviews, and his second book for young readers The Bookshop Girl, published in April 2017. He is also working on several other projects including working with Kaye Umansky on her new spell binding series Witch for a Week, publishing in October 2017 with Simon & Schuster.
    1st May 2019

    Witches (Un)Welcome

     Everyone is already the spell of this funny series from Kaye Umansky...       'Umansky is one of our most delightful ... More

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    1st September 2001

    Bridges

    High-interest, lower ability resource for KS2-3. Designed to provide high-interest books for lower level readers aged 6 ... More

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