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Angela Mcallister - Author

About the Author

ANGELA MCALLISTER is the author of over 70 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book, Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey.

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A World Full of Spooky Stories

A World Full of Spooky Stories

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.

Wild World

Wild World

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2019

Hot, wet rainforest. What is hidden below your green roof? A steamy shadow-land Of strangle-vines, scrambling for a shaft of light, Lush leaves searching for a glimmer in the gloom... Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2018

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare. Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children and stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.

Wild World

Wild World

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Hot, wet rainforest. What is hidden below your green roof? A steamy shadow-land Of strangle-vines, scrambling for a shaft of light, Lush leaves searching for a glimmer in the gloom... Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.

A World Full of Animal Stories UK 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths and legends

A World Full of Animal Stories UK 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths and legends

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Travel the world with 50 best-loved tales, featuring creatures big and small. This beautifully-illustrated collection of classic stories brings together favourite animal-themed fables, myths and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked and the story of Ananse and the Python. Lively retellings from Angela McAllister are brought to life with sumptuous illustrations from Romanian-born illustrator, Aitch, in this treasury to treasure.

Samson the Mighty Flea

Samson the Mighty Flea

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Samson is the star of Fleabag's Circus - this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it's not enough - Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world's smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.

A Year Full of Stories 52 folk tales and legends from around the world

A Year Full of Stories 52 folk tales and legends from around the world

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Celebrate your year from New Year's Day to Christmas Eve with this treasury of 52 best-loved stories from around the world. This rich resource collects together folk tales from home and legends and myths from distant lands to commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year.Stories include Father Frost, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Frog Prince, The Runaway Pancake, The Pot of Gold, The Hare in the Moon and One Dark and Stormy Night.

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

There's chaos in the poodle parlour and a new hairstyle is on the loose in this red Early Reader story from KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL-shortlisted author, Angela McAllister. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mimi loves helping out at the Pretty Poodle parlour, so when Madame Shampoodle leaves her niece, Florence, and Mimi in charge for the day, the girls can't wait to have the salon all to themselves. But with demanding customers like the Wriggly pups and Truffle Truelove to deal with, can they make everyone happy without having any hair scares or doggy disasters?

Samson the Mighty Flea

Samson the Mighty Flea

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Samson is the star of Fleabag's Circus - this strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it's not enough - Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world's smallest strongman in this hilarious, touching tale.

A Mouse So Small

A Mouse So Small

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

It's time for Bear's winter sleep, but he's hungry. Millie Mouse is determined not to let her friend go to bed with a rumbly tummy, so she sets off to find some food. But gathering food is hard when you're so tiny. Millie won't give up though. She may be small - but she's got a BIG heart. Children will love this feisty mouse who is utterly determined to help - and to do everything herself. Follow Millie as she scampers through gorgeous autumnal scenes awash with gold and oranges. An adorable, warm story - perfect for snuggling up and sharing with your little one this autumn. From the author of Leon and the Place Between and the illustrator of Don't Wake the Bear, Hare!

My Mum Is a Supermum

My Mum Is a Supermum

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Watch out! Mums have superpowers! Milo's mum always knows what he's up to. She knows when he's using her saucepans to brew up magic spells. She knows when he's bouncing on his bed. She even knows when he's wrestling with giant sea monsters inthe bath! But how does she do it? There can only be one answer: she must have X-RAY VISION! So one day Milo decides to put Mum's powers to the test... A brilliantly funny picture book from bestselling AlexT Smith.

A Mouse So Small

A Mouse So Small

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

It's time for Bear's winter sleep, but he's hungry. Millie Mouse is determined not to let her friend go to bed with a rumbly tummy, so she sets off to find some food. But gathering food is hard when you're so tiny. Millie won't give up though. She may be small - but she's got a BIG heart. Children will love this feisty mouse who is utterly determined to help - and to do everything herself. Follow Millie as she scampers through gorgeous autumnal scenes awash with gold and oranges. An adorable, warm story - perfect for snuggling up and sharing with your little one this autumn. From the author of Leon and the Place Between and the illustrator of Don't Wake the Bear, Hare!

Winter's Child

Winter's Child

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect of unending winter is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year.

Early Reader: The Pirates' Picnic

Early Reader: The Pirates' Picnic

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Jim the cabin boy decides that the pirates of the bad ship Scullywag need cheering up, so he suggests that they should go on a picnic. But he doesn't know that pirates' picnics are not like ordinary picnics at all. Can the Scullywag's crew avoid rain, rotten eggs and quicksand to find the perfect island to hold their party?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Bigboots the Spider

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Bigboots the Spider

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet Spider in Bigboots the Spider. Nothing scares him. Spider boasts about the places he has been to, but when his sister follows him on an adventure he will need to be really brave. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Winter's Child

Winter's Child

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect the delay is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year.

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Sophie loves to dance. She dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true.

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

When Mr and Mrs Monster's three eggs hatch, the first two monsters are FRIGHTFUL and HORRID. Mr and Mrs Monster are delighted! But then the third monster hatches and he's fluffy and cute and PINK! Oh no...

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2010

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and The Pussycat

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note . . . Perhaps Edward Lear's best-loved nonsense rhyme, this new edition of The Owl and the Pussycatis guaranteed to delight readers young and old. Follow the adventures of the owl and the pussycat on the high seas as they sail away to the land where the Bong trees grow and are married by the turkey who lives on the hill. With magical illustrations, the most appealing of characters and a new verse, this is a fresh and exciting approach to an old favourite.

Leon and the Place Between

Leon and the Place Between

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between! When Leon returns, not only do his brothers and sister believe, but we do too. With diecut holes into and out of the Place Between, the reader takes a journey right through the pages of the book, into the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith's breath-taking illustrations.

The Runaway

The Runaway

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

Megan, frightened, guilty, and running from everything she's ever known. When Megan arrives at what she believes to be a deserted mansion, she encounters the mysterious Marguerite, blind and despised, with only two silent, watchful owls as her companions. Her eyes. Megan and Marguerite come to depend on one another. Theirs is a strange relationship, but the deserted, almost derelict house, they inhabit is the perfect place for hiding secrets. But Tom, always watching, waiting, biding his time, is determined to bring this fragile world crashing down...With richly drawn characters and a well-plotted story, this is a haunting tale of loss and revenge, of friendship and the power of forgiveness.

Leon and the Place Between

Leon and the Place Between

Author: Angela McAllister, Grahame Baker-Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The Tide Turner

The Tide Turner

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Cal is a Silvertail. She never knew her mother, Sylla, and does not know that with her dying breath Sylla bequeathed her daughter the power of the Merrows - the means to battle an evil that threatens the entire ocean. When Cal meets Jake, a Creeper from the Overbreath, the two are drawn to one another. Cal, like the rest of the merfolk, is astounded when Jake is able to join them beneath the waves. Could he be the one that legend speaks of? The Tide Turner who will save their world? Time is not on their side as Cal and Jake seek the truth about themselves and their destiny...In an extraordinary adventure which spans gloomy caverns in the fathomless heart of the ocean, breathtaking chases by battalions of deadly marlin, from escaping the renegade Bloodfins, hiding among shoals of panicking silver tuna to flying over coral reefs on the wings of Cal's ray, Stinger, Angela McAllister has created a stunning underwater world, full of danger and excitement and a magical fantasy story steeped in mermaid lore, myth and legend. And never far away prowls Orcara, the terrifying sea witch, who has a secret of her own.

Digory the Dragon Slayer

Digory the Dragon Slayer

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2005

Digory is an ordinary, quiet, dreamy and gentle boy. He likes playing his lute, singing songs and picnicking in the forest - quite unlike all the other boys in his village of Batty-by-Noodle. When he stumbles upon a large tooth while poking about in the sticks and nonchalantly tucks it in his hat, little does he suspect the awesome welcome he will get on his return to the village that day. Hailed as a hero for slaying a dragon (which, as we know, he never did) and hurriedly knighted for his courageous act, Digory is sent off on his deaf horse, Barley, to be a chivalrous knight and perform chivalrous deeds. Digory is not really a dragon slayer but, in spite of this fact, will he be able to live up to his name, save the day and the damsel of his dreams?

The Blue Rabbit

The Blue Rabbit

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Blue Rabbit slept in a very big bed with a very big pillow. But Blue Rabbit didn't feel lost in his very big bed because every night he had his Boy to cuddle. Blue Rabbit loves his Boy, and his Boy loves him! But one day Boy disappears and Blue Rabbit spends all of his time looking for Boy everywhere. His friends help him, but Boy is nowhere to be found. Gradually Blue Rabbit's eyes lose their sparkle, and his whiskers droop. Where on earth can Boy be? But finally Boy appears - sunburnt and happy, and the two friends are reunited.

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