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Hiawyn Oram - Author

About the Author

Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published.

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Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Take a journey into the fantastical worlds of the imagination in this breath-taking, stunningly illustrated gift book. From King Arthur's Round Table at Camelot to the majestic hall of slain heroes in Asgard, visit incredible lands from myth, legend and fairy tale in this beautiful gift book. Follow the story of Dawn Gable, a scientist who shuns the world of stories in favour of dry facts, as she is taken on an unbelievable voyage to open her eyes to the power of imagination. With incredible, intricate art from David Wyatt, explore a city of robots, the ancient city of Kor, the miniature world of Lilliput and flying island of Laputa, a mountainous home of mythical beasts, the primeval island of Buyan and more. An absorbing and breath-taking gift for everyone who believes in the transformative power of stories.

Flat Cat

Flat Cat

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2019

From Hiawyn Oram and Gwen Millward comes a wild, read-aloud celebration of breaking the rules, taking a chance, and having the most brilliant of adventures. Sophie absolutely adores Jimi and smothers him with treats. She thinks he has everything a cat could possibly desire. And Jimi does ... but he doesn't ... because secretly Jimi longs to explore the bright and bustling world outside. So when Sophie rushes out one day forgetting her keys, there's only one thing for it: Jimi slips on his coat and skedaddles out of there, too! Where will he go and who will he meet on those wild and exciting streets? And what on earth will Sophie say? Children and parents alike will rejoice in this funny, stylish and heart-warming celebration of freedom, adventure, friendship and love.

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

What happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right? Greedy Greenbackboy's got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean. But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy... From the illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play.

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Glimmering with power and hope, two acclaimed picture book makers come together to tell the story of what happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right. From the Kate-Greenaway shortlisted illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play. Greedy Greenbackboy's got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean. But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy...

Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt

Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Beetle and Bug decide to hunt for something that's never been seen - the Green-Spotted Grissel! They board their magic rug and fly off fearlessly in search of it. But will their journey take them to where the incredible Green-Spotted Grissel lurks? 'Kitamura is one of the world's most original and stylish children's illustrators' Sunday Times 'One of our finest and most versatile illustrators.' The Guardian

Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

In the crazy, multi-coloured, topsy-turvy world of fiends, it's good to be bad and bad to be good! For a fiend, good behaviour will simply NOT tolerated. A fiend is gruesome and ghastly. They trample and terrify, glare and scare, roar and holler! Filbert, however, is a good little fiend. He helps old women with their shopping and enjoys a spot of bird watching. One day at school, Filbert is banished to the grassy Good Step for being too good. There he (literally) bumps into Florinda the Angel, sent home from Angel School for not being good enough. Together, they concoct a plan that will ensure that everyone will finally be happy with them just as they are: a not so fiendish fiend and a not quite perfect angel!

Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt

Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2013

Beetle and Bug decide to hunt for something that's never been seen - the Green-Spotted Grissel! They board their magic rug and fly off fearlessly in search of it. But will their journey take them to where the incredible Green-Spotted Grissel lurks? 'Kitamura is one of the world's most original and stylish children's illustrators' Sunday Times

Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

In the crazy, multi-coloured, topsy-turvy world of fiends, it's good to be bad and bad to be good! For a fiend, good behaviour will simply NOT tolerated. A fiend is gruesome and ghastly. They trample and terrify, glare and scare, roar and holler! Filbert, however, is a good little fiend. He helps old women with their shopping and enjoys a spot of bird watching. One day at school, Filbert is banished to the grassy Good Step for being too good. There he (literally) bumps into Florinda the Angel, sent home from Angel School for not being good enough. Together, they concoct a plan that will ensure that everyone will finally be happy with them just as they are: a not so fiendish fiend and a not quite perfect angel!

The Totally Terrifying Three

The Totally Terrifying Three

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

The Totally Terrifying Three consist of a big fat cumbersome fire breathing dragon, a stumpy grumpy little wicked witch and a stubbly GIANT in a sharp suit. All three think they are ever so terrifying and scare themselves to bits assuming they will have the same effect on the everyday folk! An entertaining read for pre-schoolers everywhere. If this text was a witches cauldron, it would have a pinch of rhyme, a sprinkle of interaction, a smattering of repetition and a big spoonful of humour! Written by the author of Mona the Vampire and illustrated by the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. 'A fun story to share with toddlers that bears repeated reading!' The Bookbag

A Creepy Crawly Songbook

A Creepy Crawly Songbook

Author: Hiawyn Oram, Carl Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2012

In The Attic

In The Attic

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

A small boy, bored with all his toys, suddenly notices a trapdoor in the ceiling that can be reached by climbing the ladder of his toy fire engine. Once up in the attic he finds a window that opens many other windows and he meets a very special friend . . .

BC Grey A/3A Heading for Glory

BC Grey A/3A Heading for Glory

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 4 Grey A (NC level 3a) fiction short story collection ... I'M NOT JOINING BROAD ELM RANGERS! That's Ben, yelling at his dad. Brilliant Ben's been talent-spotted, but he wants to stay with the rest of us on Hollyfield Primary's football team - which is more than can be said of equally-brilliant Florence. I'm Ethan. Let me tell you some stories about football, mates and loyalty ...

Angry Arthur

Angry Arthur

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Once there was a boy called Arthur, who wanted to stay up and watch TV, but his mother wouldn't let him. I'll get angry, said Arthur, and he did. Very, very angry...

Being Impossible

Being Impossible

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Twelve year old Logan already feels like the odd one out, the awkward one of the family, and when everyone abandons her to the mercy of a skeleton-thin housekeeper and a hate-filled parrot, she decides to strike back -- by becoming impossible. But then she meets Tiff -- a truly impossible cat, who can talk, cook, and play the piano. Tiff helps Logan to change her life, not by behaving impossibly, but by doing what everyone else is convinced is impossible. A warm, funny and emotional novel which introduces Tiff - a truly amazing and endearing cat who is able to help families to resolve their problems.

My Unwilling Witch

My Unwilling Witch

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Meet Rumblewick!He's a witch's cat with one BIG problem - his witch, Haggy Aggy, doesn't want to be a witch any more. She wants to be a regular girl and do regular girl things, like marry a prince! How can he persuade her that witchy ways are best?

A Boy Wants A Dinosaur

A Boy Wants A Dinosaur

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Alex is set on a dinosaur for a pet. So his grandfather took him to the Dino-Store to buy one, a Massospondylus. He called her Fred. But Fred ate far too much; her special hot steaming marsh in the bathroom was unhealthy; and when she goes to school the classroom makes her feel very sick. They have to go on a walk in the country - and now even Alex says, This is going too far! In the end, Alex is the first to agree when his grandfather suggests that his pet should actually be...a rabbit!

The Giant Surprise A Narnia Story

The Giant Surprise A Narnia Story

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2005

Generations of readers have entered the magical world of Narnia with its talking animals, giants and dwarfs. Now, with this new series of picture books, younger children can share the magic. Set in C. S. Lewis's much-loved Narnia, characters old and new have thrilling adventures that children are sure to enjoy. It's early morning in the marshes and Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle and Lally the little Wigglet are fishing peacefully when they hear the unmistakable sound of... giants! When the roaring, raging, rock-throwing giants use their fishing rods to kidnap two Talking Mice for their Mice Pie, Lally and her uncle bravely give chase. The subsequent journey is full of action, excitement and the biggest, muddiest, messiest sandwiches you've ever seen!

The Magic Pen Band 05/Green

The Magic Pen Band 05/Green

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Everything about Mr Big is big. And ordinary pens just won't do; every time he tries to write, Mr Big's ordinary sized pens break. So Mr Big drives to the shop in his big car to buy a big pen. But size is not the only surprising thing about Mr Big's new pen. This is a Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. This is a fantasy story, and a storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the story in eight frames - an ideal cue for further discussion and activity. This book supports numeracy learning with shape, space and measure. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Crunch and Munch (9780007186655) by Nora Sands.

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Gold Fiction The Chain of Giving Single

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Gold Fiction The Chain of Giving Single

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2004

Rigby Rocket offers a wide range of engaging stories and non-fiction texts. Written by much-loved children's authors, the books have been expertly levelled to ensure your children are able to read them independently.

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Orange Fiction Why Bears Have Short Tails Single

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Orange Fiction Why Bears Have Short Tails Single

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2004

Rigby Rocket offers a wide range of engaging stories and non-fiction texts. Written by much-loved children's authors, the books have been expertly levelled to ensure your children are able to read them independently.

Ned And The Joybaloo

Ned And The Joybaloo

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2002

Ned is grumpy every day except for Friday - the day when his Joybaloo comes to visit him. All through the night they play the most wonderful games until it is time for the Joybaloo to go back to sleep. But one day the Joybaloo disappears and Ned has no choice but to learn how to make his own joy.

Lhse Y1 Blue Bk6 Lions Lunch

Lhse Y1 Blue Bk6 Lions Lunch

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2001

Part of the Lighthouse collection, an engaging fiction and non-fiction series of readers carefully levelled to ensure gradual progression for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children.

What's Naughty?

What's Naughty?

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2000

Young children will love following Alex and Will's antics as they spend a gloriously riotous afternoon getting up to mischief: duvet-surfing down the stairs, mixing ghoul-warding-off portions and much much more...

Angry Arthur

Angry Arthur

Author: Hiawyn Oram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/1993

When Arthur gets very angry, strange things start to happen. Exploding thunder, typhoons and hurricanes take Arthur on a very peculiar journey. This book won the 1993 Mother Goose Award.

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