Hopscotch Histories by Penny Dolan


Hopscotch Histories by Penny Dolan

Exciting stories in under 400 words that bring History to life for children who are building up their reading confidence. Billy is on the battlefield when there is a sudden explosion! Then he wakes up to find himself in hospital, run by a very special nurse...

About the Author

Penny Dolan

Penny Dolan is well known for a host of books for younger readers. A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E, published by Bloomsbury in October 2010, is her first novel for older readers.

So she became a primary school teacher, where the things she most enjoyed teaching were drama, art, history and English. Luckily, she attended a writing course for teachers where, encouraged by authors Dennis Hamley and Jan Mark, she rediscovered her own writing. Eventually Penny gave up her enormous school painting table and left teaching to follow her “author” dream.

Penny lives in North Yorkshire and has one cat, two grown up children and three untidy desks.

Author photo © Michael James Dolan 2010

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32 pages


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Publication date

12th June 2009



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