Spider McDrew by Alan Durant


Spider McDrew by Alan Durant

Spider McDrew is the lovable boy who can't help being one step behind everyone else in his class. Three gently and funny school stories in one book. A Roaring Good Read for confident readers. Spider McDrew is a hopeless case -- or so everyone says -- but somehow he always manages to surprise everyone. Spider is slow and a dreamer, the sort of child who is always one step behind the rest of the class, but this doesn't mean he's stupid -- far from it. Three gently humorous stories about this loveable character -- his adventures at school. There's a football story -- quite by accident Spider scores the winning goal; a pet story -- Spider brings a cow into the playground for his school pets' project! And a school play story where Spider stars, by default. Bursting with character and originality, the author offers acutely perceptive snapshots of contemporary school life.

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 9


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Publication date

5th August 2002



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