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Richard Platt - Author

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I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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A World of Information
Richard Platt - illustrated by James Brown
A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. Do you know how many bones there are in the human body or how clouds form? Or about different types of knots or how Morse code...
Lovereading Price: £12.00 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Pirate Diary
Richard Platt - illustrated by Chris Riddell
This is a ground-breaking piece of non-fiction written in diary form in the voice of nine year old cabin boy - Jake Carpenter and brilliantly illustrated by none other than illustrator of the moment, Chris Riddell. All action boys and...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Pirate Diary/Castle Diary Flip-Over Book
Richard Platt
There are two terrific books for the price of one in this hugely attractive volume. In both, the jaunty story written as a diary brings the past to life through the freshly written accounts by Tobias Burgess, a young boy...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2006
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