Patrick Benson

Patrick Benson

  • 5 stars across 2 books
Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow from. Mal is the author of teenage novels Keeper, Exposure and Carnegie Medal-winning Tamar.

Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban and his book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, has sold over 12 million copies. He lives near Hawick, Scotland.
8th September 1994

Owl Babies

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home.A gentle tale of three baby o... MoreOwl Babies

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1st September 2003

Mole and the Baby Bird

When Mole finds a baby bird injured and alone he takes it home to look after it very carefully. But soon Mole has the gr... MoreMole and the Baby Bird

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