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Tony Mitton - Author

Tony Mitton was born in 1951 in North Africa, the son of a soldier. Until he was 9 he lived mostly in Africa, Germany and Hong Kong. He went to state boarding school in Suffolk and went on to do an English Literature degree at Cambridge University. He then trained to be an English teacher before making the switch to primary school teaching.

Tony worked as a primary school teacher between the ages of 25 to 49, but for the last 13 years of that period he taught part-time. During that period he began to spend 2 or 3 days a week working at his writing, and wrote poems and stories for school reading books and also for trade market books. He now writes full-time and visits lots of schools, libraries and events to talk about his work.

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Tony Mitton

Amazing Machines Tremendous Tractors
Tony Mitton - illustrated by Ant Parker
The ideal picture book series for fans of Top Gear - little or big!
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Come into This Poem
Tony Mitton - illustrated by Caroline Holden
Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin: As an experienced children's poet, Tony Mitton's new collection is a feast of diverse poems ready to absorb any imagination – ‘who knows what you'll find?' With beautiful rhymes and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Amazing Machines
Tony Mitton
A Picture Book for kids that love Vehicles. Join a wacky animal crew for an action-packed tour of four amazing machines. Scoop and shovel with a dazzling digger, zoom to the moon in a roaring rocket and race to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2009
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Perky Little Penguins
Tony Mitton
Touching and informative, Perky little Penguins takes us to an snowy ice-capped heaven with lots of waddling black and white friends to swim, dive, jump around and play with. The illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees can't help but bring a smile...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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Party Animals
Tony Mitton
Boogie along with the birds and beasts at monkey’s birthday. It’s a night of celebration; they’ll be dancing, dressing up, eating and drinking. An irresistible romp with dazzling illustrations on every page.
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2007
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Tale Of Tales
Tony Mitton
Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet and this delightful collection of poems has been universally admired by all areas of the media. We absolutely loved the collection too. A magical quality pervades each and every poem with a dash of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2007
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Come to Tea on Planet Zum-zee
Tony Mitton
A loud, brash and fun-filled picture book that will introduce the idea of outer space and alien life. Toddlers will have a ball with the crazy creatures from Planet Zum Zee; so much so they’ll ask for it to be...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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Author Info

Author's Website

www.tonymitton.co.uk/

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www.tonymitton.co.uk/#/blog...

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