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Paul Stewart was born in 1955 in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.
His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.
Paul Stewart lives in Brighton with his wife, a primary school teacher, and their two children.
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | This third novel in Paul Stewart’s cup-final-compelling Football Mad series sees the Dale Juniors face multiple pressures in the form of an excessively critical coach and an impending must-win game. Coach Carlton has taken an immediate dislike to goalkeeper Danny. “Sloppy and slow”, he snipes. “Maybe there isn’t room in the team for you anymore.” His confidence crushed, Danny’s game disintegrates, but when Mr Carlton’s aggression escalates, it falls to a new coach to turn around the tattered team as they face a thrilling penalty shoot-out. Alongside being an action-driven football story, Hat-Trick also tackles issues of bullying, confidence and the importance of team spirit. What’s more, published by Barrington Stoke, it’s also ultra-inclusive - the book was written, edited and printed with the needs of reluctant and dyslexic readers sitting centre stage.
The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING...except Penguin. I wish I could fly! says Penguin sadly. Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?
Invention after invention propels this witty new Muddle Earth story by best-selling duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, now in paperback. Joe turns up in Muddle Earth entirely by accident when he falls through a portal while trying to build a flat-pack wardrobe. But he arrives just in the nick of time as Muddle Earth badly needs a hero. How Joe sets about trying to find and rescue the Goblet of Porridge which has been so cruelly stolen is a delightfully unlikely and utterly hilarious story of some most unexpected events. Chris Riddell’s stunning illustrations bring the strange world vividly to light. Click here to see the first book, Muddle Earth !
Invention after invention propels this witty new Muddle Earth story by best-selling duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Joe turns up in Muddle Earth entirely by accident when he falls through a portal while trying to build a flat-pack wardrobe. But he arrives just in the nick of time as Muddle Earth badly needs a hero. How Joe sets about trying to find and rescue the Goblet of Porridge which has been so cruelly stolen is a delightfully unlikely and utterly hilarious story of some most unexpected events. Chris Riddell’s stunning illustrations bring the strange world vividly to light. Click here to see the first book, Muddle Earth !
Three funny and fanciful stories about animals who have got just a little bit mixed-up. Thereâ€™s Dogbird, a budgie who Woofs loud and long until he drives everyone round the bend. Dad says he must go but who would want a bird that sounds like a dog? Then thereâ€™s The Were-Pig. Will Albert really become a were-pig because he stole a Mars bar and ate it all up in one greedy moment? If heâ€™s Granny is right, he may well start growing a curly tail when the sun comes out. And finally, thereâ€™s the Watch-Frog who maybe an enchanted prince. Should Looby kiss him in the hope that it will stop from croaking â€˜ribbit, rabbitâ€™ all day long? Heavily illustrated by Tony Ross these are perfect for those beginning to read.
Good nine year old readers will relish the â€˜real bookâ€™ feel of Corby Flood: the dust jacket opens out into a map, the chapters are short and each is exciting on its own and the illustrations provide even more detail to the wealth already provided in the text. And the story delivers, too. Corby Flood is a sharp-eyed girl who soon notices that all is not well on the creaky old ship S. S. Euphonia. Thereâ€™s something sinister in the hold â€“ and she has to find out what it is. Adventure, mystery and an interesting cast, these are the familiar hallmarks of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell partnership.
A deservedly prize-winning title, Fergus Crane is a delightful, fantastical romp with a nautical theme. Young Fergus Crane receives a mysterious invitation to join the School Ship Betty-Jeanne. What he finds on board from the sinister headmaster Captain Claw through to his unlikely band of teachers does not inspire confidence. But Fergus is a brave boy and a bold one who has a great destiny marked out for him. When he discovers the School Ship Betty -Jeanne has sailed away to Fire Isle without him but with his timid school mates, he sets off in hot pursuit on the back of a flying horse. Wonderful illustrations embellish the fanciful details beautifully. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.