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Michael Lawrence - Author

About the Author

Name: Michael Lawrence

Likes: The idea of doing nothing at all. If only I had time.

Dislikes: There isn't enough room on the page for me to write them all down!

3 Words that best describe me: Dashing, daring, strong (sadly, three lies).

A secret that not many people know: I am a young wizard in disguise.

Michael Lawrence is the talented and fascinating author of books for children and young adults. Born and raised in England, his young adult trilogy, Withern Rise, features his childhood home. He also has a series for younger children about the odd character of Jiggy McCue and his misadventures.

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Other books by Michael Lawrence

Stori Jigi Ap Sgiw: Jini Blin

Stori Jigi Ap Sgiw: Jini Blin

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2013

Stori Jigi Ap Sgiw: Y Sneipen

Stori Jigi Ap Sgiw: Y Sneipen

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2012

Jiggy McCue: Murder & Chips

Jiggy McCue: Murder & Chips

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

When Jiggy and co get a little stressed about their upcoming exams, Jiggy's mum reckons she has the perfect solution: a murder mystery weekend! Unfortunately for Jiggy, it's not entirely relaxing. Can he stop the murderous madness before it's too late?

Young Blackbeard

Young Blackbeard

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

How the notorious pirate Blackbeard went from cabin boy to captain, with the help of a false beard! Laugh-out-loud pirate comedy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

A Pair of Jacks: Jack and the Broomstick/From a Jack to a King

A Pair of Jacks: Jack and the Broomstick/From a Jack to a King

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

What if Jack didn't swap his cow for magic beans, but exchanged her for a broomstick instead? Prince Jack is the fourth in line to the throne, so he certainly isn't expecting to be king...

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Jiggy McCue has a problem. His new underpants won't come off. Worse still, they have a mind of their own. An evil mind that seems to want to ruin his life. And it's succeeding!

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet of Doom

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet of Doom

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

'Feel that your life has gone down the pan? Well here's your chance to swap it for a better one!' When these tempting words appear on the computer screen, Jiggy McCue just can't resist. He hits 'F for Flush' and...Oh dear. He really shouldn't have done that. Because the life he gets in place of his own is a very embarrassing one - for a boy.

Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap

Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Jiggy is horrified to hear that his parents have signed him up for a reality TV show called Kid Swap. He is to move in with another family and everything he does will be filmed. Sadly, most of what he does while the camera is pointing his way is not the kind of thing he wants to share with millions of total strangers. And then, on top of it all, there's his bizarre skin problem...Find out how Jiggy copes with TV fame and flick the pages for a disgusting dinner!

Young Wizards

Young Wizards

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Brin and Arlo are ordinary twins -until their twelve-and-a halfth birthday, when they discover some extraordinary talents! Non-stop comedy from the author of Young Dracula. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Juby's Rook

Juby's Rook

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Fifteen year old Midge Miller is disgruntled about being sent away from home for the best month of the year. But things start to pick up when the decidedly odd Juby Bench gives her a guided tour of the village he lived in as a boy. For Rouklye is no ordinary village. Seized by the War Office in 1943, it's been in ruins for decades. Midge's interest is heightened by the appearance of the 'almost-there boy', whom she takes for the ghost of Juby when he was a lad. But how can he be, when Juby is still alive, all these years later...?

Jiggy McCue: The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard

Jiggy McCue: The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

This ninth Jiggy McCue story sees Jiggy entering an alternative reality when he hides in the school caretaker's broom cupboard. In this new world, Jiggy finds he has swapped places with a boy called Juggy who is about to go on a school trip - a trip to compete in the UK Extreme Ironing Championships.

Young Dracula AND Young Monsters

Young Dracula AND Young Monsters

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Count Dracula is the greatest, scariest, meanest vampire of them all. So how come his son is the most rubbish vampire he's ever seen? Vampire? More like wimpire! Can Young Dracula show his father what he's made of? It's Lon's first day at his new school - the Dr Ffelix Ffurter School for Young Monsters! Terrifying creatures stalk the corridors - and that's just the teachers! Is Lon bad enough? He'll have to be on his worst behaviour...

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet Of Doom

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet Of Doom

Author: Michael Lawrence, Gwen Grant Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/07/2006

Feel that your life has gone down the pan? Well here's your chance to swap it for a better one! When these tempting words appear on the computer screen, Jiggy McCue just can't resist. He hits 'F for Flush' and...Oh dear. He really shouldn't have done that. Because the life he gets in place of his own is a very embarrassing one - especially for a boy. This is another loony adventure with The Three Musketeers!

The Griffin And Oliver Pie

The Griffin And Oliver Pie

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Oliver Pie is thrilled when he finds an ancient stone griffin under the weeds and ivy beyond the garden wall, but the griffin is crumbly and crotchety. Once it was the proud Guardian of Hidden Treasure - now it is sad and neglected. But Oliver Pie is determined to become its friend...

Jiggy McCue: Ryan's Brain

Jiggy McCue: Ryan's Brain

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

This eighth Jiggy McCue story sees Jiggy and his pals, Angie and Pete, as usual, in trouble. This time, they are under threat from the brain of Bryan Ryan, one of their classmates. Bryan's Brain is out of control and threatening to take over the world! And only Jiggy, Pete and Angie, the 'Three Musketeers', can stop it. One for All and All for Lunch!

Jiggy McCue: Neville The Devil

Jiggy McCue: Neville The Devil

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2005

This sixth Jiggy McCue story sees the return of a character who first appeared in 'The Killer Underpants', namely Neville the Devil. Neville is part of the Little Devils network, and his reappearance in Jiggy's life brings chaos and confusion to young Jiggy and his friends Pete and Angie.

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/03/2005

Join Jiggy McCue and his pals in a pant-astically funny adventure! The underpants from hell - that's what Jiggy calls them, and not just because they look gross. No, these pants are evil. And they're in control of Jiggy, of his life! Can Jiggy get to the bottom of his problem before it's too late? This hilarious and wacky adventure is brought to life by the well-known voice of Martin Clunes.

Jiggy McCue: Nudie Dudie

Jiggy McCue: Nudie Dudie

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

Jiggy is given a pen - one of those with a scantily-clad female in it who loses her clothes when the pen is tipped. Trouble is, when Jiggy uses the pen, his clothes disappear too - but being Jiggy, he doesn't put two and two together until he has suffered a number of very nude, public and embarassing episodes.

Jiggy McCue: The Snottle

Jiggy McCue: The Snottle

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2003

Fifth title in the best-selling Jiggy McCue series. A new girl at Jiggy's school has an allergy - her nose runs dramatically at unexpected times. Everyone shuns her except Angie, to Pete and Jiggy's disgust. One day, in class, the new girl does a mighty sneeze, spraying snot all over the window, and Jiggy sees pictures in it that foretell the future. It turns out that the girl has reached the age where females in her family develop a Gift - hers is to be able to tell the future via her nose - she's something of a Nostrilamus. Meanwhile, the three friends, Jiggy, Pete and Angie have found a creature on the council tip - a small, brown, furry character, the Snottle, that seems to have a strange bond with the new girl...

A Crack In The Line

A Crack In The Line

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2003

First in a new trilogy, by the author of the Jiggy McCue books. Two years ago, Alaric's mother died in an accident, and his world fell apart. Then one winter's day, Alaric finds himself drawn into a parallel world - a world in which his mother didn't die. The only problem is that in the other world she has a daughter, not a son. 14+.

Jiggy McCue: Maggot Pie

Jiggy McCue: Maggot Pie

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2002

There is a tradition in Jiggy's hometown by which the night before a boy's first day at school his father takes him to the Piddle Pool near the old quarry. Boys pee in the pool for a lucky school life. But Jiggy's dad never took him...and now Jiggy wants to change his run of bad luck. One night, mid-piddle, something happens - and a genie rises out of the water. Will Jiggy's luck be reversed...or will it just get worse?!

Young Dracula

Young Dracula

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2002

Wilfred prefers drinking milk to drinking blood. So how can Wilfred prove himself to his father - Count Dracula? A witty take on a vampire story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet Of Doom

Jiggy McCue: The Toilet Of Doom

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2001

Feel that your life has gone down the pan? Well here's your chance to swap it for a better one! When these tempting words appear on the computer screen, Jiggy McCue just can't resist. He hits 'F for Flush' and...Oh dear. He really shouldn't have done that. Because the life he gets in place of his own is a very embarrassing one - for a boy. Another loo-ny adventure with The Three Musketeers! Fast paced action and irrverent humour...Michael Lawrence has a very quirky talent, given full rein here.. Publishing News Starred Choice (The Poltergoose and The Killer Underpants)

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Jiggy McCue: The Killer Underpants

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2000

Jiggy's new underpants won't come off. As if that wasn't enough, they seem to give him a peculiar sort of power over people. This is the second humourous adventure starring Jiggy McCue.

Jiggy McCue: The Curse of the Poltergoose

Jiggy McCue: The Curse of the Poltergoose

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2000

Something's after Jiggy McCue! Something big and angry and invisible. Something which hisses and flaps and stabs his bum and generally makes his life a misery. Where did it come from? Jiggy calls in his best pals, Pete and Angie, and together the Three Musketeers - one for all and all for lunch! - set out to send the poltergoose back where it belongs.

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