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John Townsend - Author

John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children's books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and 'fiction with facts' books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya's You Wouldn't Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company's new website for use in classrooms.

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Truly Foul & Cheesy Body Jokes and Facts Book
John Townsend - illustrated by David Antram
In a nutshell: warts and all joke-book guide to the human body The introduction to this book contains a warning: reading it might make you LOL, but it could also make you GOL (groan out loud), or even SEL (scream...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2017
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The Stone Balancer
John Townsend
There's no body and there's no evidence. But Fin is convinced it was murder. A fast-paced and thrilling crime tale set by the beach.
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2017
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Night of the Werewolf
John Townsend
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. An exciting blend of fact and fiction, this story tells of the terror that struck France in the 1760s when a huge and ferocious creature attacked and killed more than 100 children and women working...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2010
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www.johntownsend.co.uk/

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