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Michael Mann

  • 5 stars across 4 books

     Michael Mann is a primary school teacher by day, and mostly writes when he should be sleeping at night. He was a winner of SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices 2020, and the 2019 London Writer's Award (Spread the Word). He is passionate about diversity in children's literature as a person of British and Indian heritage.
     
     Michael was born in London but moved to North Yorkshire when he was ten. He now lives with his partner and children in London. He's a fan of board games, reading, cloud spotting and outdoor swimming. He swam from England to France across the English Channel as part of a team of six. He won his first writing competition at school aged 10, for a poem about potatoes. He had to shake hands with a giant potato in front of the whole school and still has the photo to prove it.

     
    7th October 2021

    Ghostcloud

    'A superbly inventive and magical debut' Piers Torday 'Beautifully written and filled with unforgettabl... More

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    7th October 2021

    Ghostcloud

    Twelve-year-old Luke Smith-Sharma shovels coal under Battersea Power station. He keeps his head down, hoping to one da... More

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    13th October 2022

    Nightspark: A Ghostcloud Book

    Catch the wind. Find your freedom. Having escaped from the half-bombed, blackened power station where he was be... More

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    16th February 2023

    Nightspark: A Ghostcloud Book

    Having escaped from the half-bombed, blackened power station where he was being imprisoned, 12-year-old Luke is finall... More

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