Thing The Play by Chris Powling


Thing The Play by Chris Powling

Black button eyes. Zig zag mouth. Stitched body. Thing used to be Robbie's best friend. Now he's his worst enemy. A wickedly chilling story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

About the Author

Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, CAROUSEL and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) and as a broadcaster for the BBC and various independent radio stations. He was the editor of BOOKS FOR KEEPS from 1989 till 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature, is a panel member for a national children's book club and has served on numerous prize committees. Currently, he is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 12+


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Publication date

28th April 2009



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