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Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore - Author

About the Author

Steve Barlow is not Steve Barlow's real name. His real name is Steve Lowe, but he couldn't be Steve Lowe because playwright Stephen Lowe is already Steve Lowe, though his real name is Stephen Wright, but he couldn't be Wright because Steven Wright was already Steven Wright, so Stephen Wright had to change his name to Stephen Lowe; so Steve Lowe couldn't be Steve Lowe because Stephen Wright was already Stephen Lowe because Steven Wright was Steven Wright so Steve Lowe changed his name to Steve Barlow, all on account of Stephen Wright. Right?

Why Barlow? 'Cos it's his mum's maiden name. Aaaaah!

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

Steve Barlow lives in Somerset with his wife Cathy, daughter Amy and son Robbie. He likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly.

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).

He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.

He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - "Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!")

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Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing A Graphic Novel

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing A Graphic Novel

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Wendy Tan Shiau Wei Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2022

Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing like you've never seen it - or read it - before! Classics in Graphics: Much Ado About Nothing has been adapted by expert authors, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, and brought to life through the visual talents of illustrator Wendy Tan Shiau Wei. The famous battle of wits and misunderstandings reads like your favourite film on the page - as confusion abounds, compounds and finally untangles. Inclusion is at the heart of this series, flinging wide the doors of literature for everyone to enter and understand. Including dyslexia-friendly design on every page, and encouraging readers to see themselves in iconic roles - casting spells, falling in love and winning duels. Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as: - snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare's themes clearly - introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each well-known story - heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare's inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a time line of Shakespeare's life and works, and much more! The graphic novel plays available in the series include: Macbeth The Tempest Hamlet Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's The Tempest A Graphic Novel

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's The Tempest A Graphic Novel

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Eduard Coll Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2022

Shakespeare's The Tempest like you've never seen it - or read it - before! Classics in Graphics: The Tempest has been adapted by expert authors, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, and brought to life through the visual talents of illustrator Edu Coll. The fantastical revenge story is a swirling delight on the page - as Prospero conducts the story to his desired end. Inclusion is at the heart of this series, flinging wide the doors of literature for everyone to enter and understand. Including dyslexia-friendly design on every page, and encouraging readers to see themselves in iconic roles - casting spells, falling in love and winning duels. Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as: - snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare's themes clearly - introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each well-known story - heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare's inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a time line of Shakespeare's life and works, and much more! The graphic novel plays available in the series include: Macbeth The Tempest Hamlet Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet A Graphic Novel

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet A Graphic Novel

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Wendy Tan Shiau Wei Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2022

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet like you've never seen it - or read it - before! Classics in Graphics: Romeo and Juliet has been adapted by expert authors, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, and brought to life through the visual talents of illustrator Wendy Tan Shiau Wei. The epic, tragic love story reads like your favourite film on the page - as Death stubbornly hovers over the heads of our star-crossed lovers. Inclusion is at the heart of this series, flinging wide the doors of literature for everyone to enter and understand. Including dyslexia-friendly design on every page, and encouraging readers to see themselves in iconic roles - casting spells, falling in love and winning duels. Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as: - snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare's themes clearly - introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each well-known story - heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare's inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a time line of Shakespeare's life and works, and much more! The graphic novel plays available in the series include: Macbeth The Tempest Hamlet Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Macbeth A Graphic Novel

Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's Macbeth A Graphic Novel

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Jason Millet, Edu Rubio Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2022

Shakespeare's Macbeth like you've never seen it - or read it - before! Classics in Graphics: Macbeth has been adapted by expert authors, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, and brought to life through the visual talents of illustrators Jason Millet and Edu Rubio. The tragic downfall reads like your favourite action film - as Macbeth's desperation becomes more and more deadly. Inclusion is at the heart of this series, flinging wide the doors of literature for everyone to enter and understand. Including dyslexia-friendly design on every page, and encouraging readers to see themselves in iconic roles - casting spells, falling in love and winning duels. Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as: - snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare's themes clearly - introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each well-known story - heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare's inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a time line of Shakespeare's life and works, and much more! The graphic novel plays available in the series include: Macbeth The Tempest Hamlet Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 11: Parrots of the Caribbean

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 11: Parrots of the Caribbean

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Jez Tuya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2022

In Parrots of the Caribbean, Doghouse Dave is thrown off his ship and left stranded on a desert island, where he meets the wickedest pirates that ever sailed the Caribbean Sea but they are not what they seem. Cast off on this thrilling pirate adventure! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. 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 series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Hateful Horrors of the Queen of Hearts

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Hateful Horrors of the Queen of Hearts

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Pipi Sposito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Take on the role of a shape-shifting MEGAHERO in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. You and your mega-computer sidekick, PAL, must save the world from the bank-robbing Queen of Hearts and her dastardly trio of Jacks. The thieves have their eyes on the crown jewels - can you possibly morph into the right shapes to stop them before it's too late? Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (AKA the 2STEVES) and illustrated by the hilarious Pipi Sposito. Reading age from 7 to 9 years old. Interest range from 7 to 12 years old - suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association on off-white paper. Read and laugh along with the whole series! October 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: Sushi Man - 9781445169477 I HERO: MegaHero: Professor Weird - 9781445170039 November 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: DinaSaw - 9781445170084 I HERO: MegaHero: Miss Take - 9781445170091 December 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: MegaBite - 9781445170121 I HERO: MegaHero: Queen of Hearts - 9781445170152

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Malign Mischief of MegaBite

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Malign Mischief of MegaBite

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Pipi Sposito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Take on the role of a shape-shifting MEGAHERO in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. You and your mega-computer sidekick, PAL, must save the world from MegaBite - an ultra-skilled and not-very-nice computer hacker. The evil genius has built a web of scams online - can you possibly morph into the right shapes to unravel his coordinated cyber attacks?? Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (AKA the 2STEVES) and illustrated by the hilarious Pipi Sposito. Reading age from 7 to 9 years old. Interest range from 7 to 12 years old - suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association on off-white paper. Read and laugh along with the whole series! October 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: Sushi Man - 9781445169477 I HERO: MegaHero: Professor Weird - 9781445170039 November 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: DinaSaw - 9781445170084 I HERO: MegaHero: Miss Take - 9781445170091 December 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: MegaBite - 9781445170121 I HERO: MegaHero: Queen of Hearts - 9781445170152

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Terrible Tricks of Miss Take

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Terrible Tricks of Miss Take

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Illustrator: Pipi Sposito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Take on the role of a shape-shifting MEGAHERO in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. You and your mega-computer sidekick, PAL, must save the world from Miss Take - a school-aged criminal genius who has earned the title 'World's Greatest Thief'. The evil young genius has her sticky fingers and eagle eyes aimed at a newly discovered unicorn - can you possibly morph into the right shapes to save the magical creature? Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (AKA the 2STEVES) and illustrated by the hilarious Pipi Sposito. Reading age from 7 to 9 years old. Interest range from 7 to 12 years old - suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association on off-white paper. Read and laugh along with the whole series! October 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: Sushi Man - 9781445169477 I HERO: MegaHero: Professor Weird - 9781445170039 November 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: DinaSaw - 9781445170084 I HERO: MegaHero: Miss Take - 9781445170091 December 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: MegaBite - 9781445170121 I HERO: MegaHero: Queen of Hearts - 9781445170152

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