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Martin Impey

  • 5 stars across 12 books
    Penny Dolan is a children's writer and storyteller living in North Yorkshire. She is a popular speaker with both infant and junior children, and has visited many School Book Weeks and literacy events across the UK, with her enjoyable 'Author Talks' and lively story-telling sessions. She has also spoken and performed in libraries, bookshops, museums, art galleries, historic sites and outdoor locations, and has appeared on the children's programme of several literature festivals. She has a wide interest in children's books and has been Chair of the Federation of Children's Book Groups. Penny has a wide experience of schools. She was a primary advisory teacher for English and Drama but has been a freelance language arts worker for several years. She has also taught on residential writing courses for children, tutored both storytelling and writing courses for adults, and spoken at conferences. Penny has a degree in Education, specialising in Language and Literacy and an Advanced Diploma in Educational Drama. As well as working on her writing, Penny enjoys drawing, painting, reading, chatting and daydreaming. Her favourite colour is yellow. Her favourite food is strawberries-and-cream, and she is probably the world's slowest swimmer. She has three untidy desks, two grown-up children and one rather bad cat.
    6th March 2014

    Where the Poppies Now Grow

    Childhood friends, Ben and Ray, find their innocent war games become real as the Great War rages around them. Set during... More

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    8th October 2015

    Flo of the Somme

    Following on from the huge success of 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' and 'The Christmas Truce', 'Flo Of The Somme' pays tr... More

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    2nd October 2014

    The Christmas Truce: The Place Where Peace Was Found

    It's Christmas Eve 1914. A group of tired soldiers start singing Stille Nacht. Soldiers the other side of No Man's Land ... More

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    12th September 2014

    Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

    "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!" In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by ... More

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    14th June 2016

    Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve t... More

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    1st April 2017

    A Song for Will: The Lost Gardeners of Heligan

    When the First World War is declared on 4th August 1914, errand boy, Alfie, is disappointed that he is too young to sign... More

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    1st January 2009

    Hopscotch: Myths: Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds

    Persephone loves helping her mother, Demeter, cover the Earth with plants and seeds. When Hades snatches Persephone to b... More

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    1st May 2004

    Reading Corner: Hetty's New Hat

    Hetty the hen's new hat is just beautiful...but then it blows away! Where will it end up?... More

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    1st February 2008

    Tadpoles: At the End of the Garden

    A magical rhyming story about the fantasy world in the garden. Who lives down there?... More

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    1st September 2007

    Hopscotch: Fairy Tales: The Pied Piper Of Hamelin: Hopscotch Fairy Tales

    Features retellings of classic stories by various authors and illustrators, in keeping with the National Literacy Strate... More

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    1st September 2005

    Leapfrog Fairy Tales: Rapunzel

    Some of our best-loved fairy tales, simply retold by top authors and illustrators.... More

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