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Steve Voake - Author

Steve Voake grew up in Midsomer Norton, near Bath, Somerset. His early ambitions were to play football for England and to be a bomb disposal expert so that he could blow stuff up. His favourite pastime was racing home made go-carts (and crashing them) with his friends.

As an adult
After studying for a degree in philosophy, Steve sold ice-creams in the south of France before becoming a primary school teacher. He spent eight very happy years as headteacher of the 'Jack and Jill' school in Kilmersdon, Somerset. The original well from the nursery rhyme can still be found in the playground at the top of the hill.

As an artist
In order to find time to write his first novel, The Dreamwalker's Child, Steve used to get up at 3 a.m. and work for several hours before anyone else was awake. He has written two sequels, The Web of Fire and The Starlight Conspiracy. Steve became a full-time writer in 2005, but still finds that he gets more done if he gets up early!

Things you didn't know about Steve Voake
1. He once threw dry ice into the sea to make smoke and sell more ice-creams.
2. He had a guinea pig called Hammy because he thought it was a hamster.
3. He won an award for Best Comedy Performance at Bath Drama Festival.
4. His favourite animals are prairie dogs and meerkats (joint winners).
5. He loves to play the guitar.
6. His favourite colour is blue and he hates celery.
7. He forgot to concentrate during a parachute jump and nearly landed in a river.
8. He is the cousin of author/illustrator Charlotte Voake.
9. He thinks peanut butter and banana sandwiches are a match made in heaven.
10. He doesn't eat them very often because they would make him tubby.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Steve Voake

Hooey Higgins and the Awards of Awesomeness
Steve Voake - illustrated by Emma Dodson
Classroom life as experienced by the pupils is brilliantly evoked in this hilarious story about the ridiculousness of endless awards and certificates. As the head announces yet more awards for achieving wonderful things, Twig wonders why he has never won...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Hooey Higgins and the Big Day Out
Steve Voake - illustrated by Emma Dodson
Ever been up to your neck in a croc-infested swamp with enemy soldiers tracking your every move? Me neither! But don't let that stop you coming to the Outdoor Activity Centre, where Basbo is on red alert for sharky-sharks, Twig...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Hooey Higgins Goes for Gold
Steve Voake - illustrated by Emma Dodson
Olympic fever strikes Shrimpton-on-Sea when Mr Papalopoulos, the owner of the local Greek restaurant, offers to sponsor sports day. Hooey and his classmates Twig, Basbo and Will are all keen to show their prowess in events such as welly wanging...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Fightback
Steve Voake
This is a thumping, adrenaline-fuelled adventure from the critically acclaimed author of Blood Hunters. Readers will revel in the fast paced plot and the accessibility of the filmic storyline, which will keep you gripped until the climactic end. Kier's father...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Starlight Conspiracy
Steve Voake
This is an electrifying heart-stopping new novel from an author whose previous two novels The Dreamwalker's Child and The Web of Fire. Compelling characters in The Starlight Conspiracy coupled with an ingenious and fast-paced plot and surprises at every...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2007
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The Web Of Fire
Steve Voake
An exciting futuristic story, this strong sequel to The Dreamwalker’s Child sees Skipper and Sam back for a second set of adventures in which they help their friends fight Odoursin by building up a terrifying force of insects. Trained to...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/01/2007
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