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Chris Powling - Author

Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, CAROUSEL and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) and as a broadcaster for the BBC and various independent radio stations. He was the editor of BOOKS FOR KEEPS from 1989 till 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature, is a panel member for a national children's book club and has served on numerous prize committees. Currently, he is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight.

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Flint
Chris Powling
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 7+. This bloodcurdling pirate adventure makes a thrilling adventure story of survival. Captured by the pirates, a young boy finds his fate in the hands of the deadly Captain Flint, the most ruthless pirate on...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2008
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On The Ghost Trail
Chris Powling
Children love to read spooky mystery stories and this one is particularly good fun and exciting. Rest assured your child will feel really brave having read it.
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2006
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