Martin Impey

Martin Impey

  • 5 stars across 13 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... MoreWhere the Poppies Now Grow

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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... MoreFlo of the Somme

(3 reviews) Review
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?... MoreTadpoles: At the End of the Garden

(1 review) Review
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 ... MoreThe Christmas Truce: The Place Where Peace Was Found

(0 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreMust Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

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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... MoreMust Know Stories: Level 2: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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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... MoreA Song for Will: The Lost Gardeners of Heligan

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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... MoreHopscotch: Myths: Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds

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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?... MoreReading Corner: Hetty's New Hat

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

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