More books by Malachy Doyle
Illustrated ByNana Li
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 11+ readers
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Publication date14th January 2011
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The Jaws of Death
Written by: Malachy Doyle
Illustrated by: Nana Li
Part of the 'Reloaded' Series
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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. This is an action packed re-telling of an ancient Chinese myth. Kwang-su must defeat some powerful genii to win the heart of the girl he loves.
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SynopsisThe Jaws of Death by Malachy Doyle
Kwang-su must embark on a perilous journey so that he can marry Ling-Ling. He must cross monster infested rivers and outwit the powerful genii that live on the mountain-top. With a little help from some magic gifts, he manages to return home in time to save Ling-Ling from marrying an old mandarin. Action packed re-telling of an ancient Chinese myth.
About The Author
Malachy Doyle was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1954. His parents had recently moved up from Dublin and named him, their seventh child, after a local saint. They lived in Whitehead, a small town at the mouth of Belfast Lough all his childhood; his father still lives there. He went to secondary school (Saint Malachy’s College) in Belfast, and then to Bolton, Lancashire where he studied for a degree in Psychology. Malachy taught in Leeds for a year, followed by six months packing Polo Mints. He then worked for seven long years in advertising, firstly for Rowntree Mackintosh in York and later for general foods in Banbury, before buying a small holding in West Wales.
To feed his wife, Liz, their three young children, Naomi, Hannah and Liam (now teenagers), and numerous goats, pigs and chickens, Malachy took a job as a care assistant in a local Residential Special School. For the next seven years he darned socks, patched jeans and generally looked after the children there, before being offered the post of Deputy Head at another Special School. They moved to Machynlleth, a small town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and three years later he began to write for children. He now writes full time, apart from visiting schools or escaping into the mountains, and his books are available in eleven different languages.
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