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Margaret McAllister - Author

Margaret McAllister lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, a practicing Minister. With a background in teaching, Margaret, has always enjoyed making up stories and in the early nineties found the time to put these down on paper. Her first book A Friend for Rachel (re-titled as The Secret Mice) was published in 1997 by Oxford University Press. Margaret has since gone on to publish further novels with OUP (including many literacy titles in their Reading Tree series) as well as with Bloomsbury and Puffin.

With favourite authors including Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge and Jerome K. Jerome, it is no surprise that Margaret enjoys writing historical and fantasy fiction. Margaret is known for her Mistmantle Chronicles, the first of which – Urchin of the Riding Stars – was shortlisted for the Ottakar’s Children’s Book Prize, as well as The Life Shop and High Crag Linn for Lion Children’s Books. Most recently Margaret has published the Hammy the Wonder Hamster series under the pseudonym Poppy Harris for Puffin, and The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables for Lion (September 2011).

In addition to writing, Margaret enjoys dance, theatre, music and history, and is currently learning how to play the piano.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Margaret McAllister

15 Things Not to Do with a Granny
Margaret McAllister - illustrated by Holly Sterling
This could quite possibly be the loveliest, happiest book about families published all year! It's full of invaluable advice for grandchildren on how to make sure every granny is a happy granny. Don't for example put leftover spaghetti in her...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2016
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The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables
Margaret McAllister - illustrated by Amanda Hall
This is a wonderfully evocative and timeless collection of Aesop's stories in stylish prose coupled with fabulous illustrations. Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling some of the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 23/09/2011
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