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Stephen Davies - Author

About the Author

Stephen Davies writes picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, TV tie-ins and educational books. Many of his books are set in West Africa on the edge of the Sahara Desert, where he lived and worked for thirteen years. His first book Sophie and the Albino Camel won the Glen Dimplex Prize for best debut children's book. Since then he has written more than twenty books, including a series of six Hilda novels to accompany the popular Netflix animation.

Stephen lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys visiting schools in the UK and overseas, helping students with their own creative writing.

Featured books by Stephen Davies

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

3+ readers

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count on bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to Bobo.

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Other books by Stephen Davies

Hilda and the Great Parade

Hilda and the Great Parade

Author: Stephen Davies, Luke Pearson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Hilda and her mum have settled into their new home in the city of Trolberg and our heroine is trying to fit into this new and very different way of life. Though she's made a new friend, the city is vast and unfamiliar and, as night falls, both Hilda and her mum are lost in the bustling Bird Parade, desperate to reunite. Will this concrete labyrinth ever feel quite like home? The perfect companion to the Daytime Emmy award winning NETFLIX show!

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species - religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species - religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Strong to Save Maritime Mission in Hong Kong, from Whampoa Reach to the Mariners Club

Strong to Save Maritime Mission in Hong Kong, from Whampoa Reach to the Mariners Club

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2017

Tracing its origins back to 1822 in Whampoa, the Mariners' Club in Hong Kong was established to meet a specific need for an Anglo-Chinese society defined by that most dubious of activities, seafaring. This is a history of one the most enduring institutions of Hong Kong, and the first of its kind. Using the Club's own records as well as a wide range of sources both from within Hong Kong and from the seafaring world at large, this is a comprehensive account of the life of the missions, the tenancy of the different chaplains, managers and stewards, the changes in seafaring practices and shipping, and the transformation of Hong Kong itself.

OCR Geology for A Level and AS

OCR Geology for A Level and AS

Author: Stephen Davies, Frank Mugglestone, Ruth Richards, Tony Shelton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2017

Officially endorsed by OCR, this inspiring student book has been carefully designed to match the new OCR A Level Geology specification and has been written by experienced Geology authors and teachers. // Its engaging visual style and clear explanations support and motivate you throughout the course and help you thoroughly prepare for your assessments // Highly illustrated with large, clear diagrams and a wide range of geological photographs to illustrate the key information and content. // Case studies and key term definitions help you connect theory and reality, allowing you to apply your understanding of earth science to the examination. // Contains support for the mathematics component of the course throughout to help you develop your maths skills. // Includes practice questions with answers to test your knowledge and help introduce you to the new assessment criteria. //

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