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Kenneth Steven - Author

Kenneth Steven is a versatile Scottish author who finds much of his inspiration in the landscape and people of northern Scotland. Kenneth began writing at the age of 12 and his first novel was published when he was 16. He now writes for both adults and children, from fiction, poetry and picture books (including The Sea Mice and the Stars which was short-listed for the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards) to handbooks on the art of crafting and publishing poetry.

Kenneth also writes for broadcast (he was awarded a Gold Sony Radio Award in 2006 for his programme on St Kilda) and his fluency in Norwegian enables him to work on translations (his translation of Lars Saabye Christensen’s The Half Brother saw him long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and short-listed for the international IMPAC Award). Kenneth particularly loves the freedom that writing provides: the finding and weaving of stories and the ability to create a new world. Kenneth frequently presents his work to adults and children. He also offers himself as Writer in Residence to schools and the wider community.

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The Biggest Thing in the World
Kenneth Steven - illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
An endearing picture book which tells us that love is the biggest thing in the world. This heart-warming picture story - now available in a board book - stars an adorable cast of wide-eyed animals which are sure to appeal...
Lovereading Price: £3.19 - Saving £0.80 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 18/04/2012
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Stories for a Fragile Planet
Kenneth Steven - illustrated by Jane Ray
Ten stories from different times and different places demonstrate the importance of looking after the earth and the creatures that live on it. Each story tells how mutual respect will lead us to have the planet we want and guide...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2010
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