Kaye Umansky - Author

About the Author

Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.

 

Awards Kaye has collected
Nottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The Year
TES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

Featured books by Kaye Umansky

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

A wonderful adventure for a very ordinary boy! Algy lives in an ordinary house and he has an ordinary bedroom which always seems to need tidying up. Just like everyone else! But Algy has a shed in his garden and, inside that shed there is a secret doorway into an amazing world…When Algy steps through the doorway he finds his body is lighter and soon he and his friends are bouncing through space, landing on a new planet and meeting aliens!

Other books by Kaye Umansky

Naughty Naughty Monster

Naughty Naughty Monster

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

I'M A NAUGHTY NAUGHTY MONSTER! ARE YOU READY? HERE I COME! I AM HUNGRY FOR MY DINNER AND I WANT YOU IN MY TUM! The Naughty Naughty Monster is looking for for a tasty meal to fill his monstrous belly. He rampages through woodland, farm and town, scaring all of the happy little animals that he thinks could make a good snack, but he runs into a fairy who is NOT happy with him at all! Will Naughty Naughty Monster learn his lesson and change his naughty ways? Kaye Umansky has written over 130 books for children and her work ranges from picture books to novels. She is best known for the Pongwiffy series. Greg Abbott is a talented new illustrator. Naughty, Naughty Monster is his first picture book.

Kaye Umansky's Robin Hood A Bow-Slinging, Arrow-Twanging, Bulls-Eye of a Musical

Kaye Umansky's Robin Hood A Bow-Slinging, Arrow-Twanging, Bulls-Eye of a Musical

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2013

Kaye Umansky's witty tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero, Robin, is sure to delight and entertain audiences and performers alike. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small and a full quiver of show-stealing songs by award-winning composer, Stephen Chadwick. Kaye Umansky's witty tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero, Robin, is sure to delight and entertain audiences and performers alike. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small and a full quiver of show-stealing songs by award-winning composer, Stephen Chadwick. The outlaws of Sherwood Forest have raided again and the evil Prince John plots a trap for Robin Hood: he will hold an archery contest and award a golden arrow - and a dungeon - to the winner. Robin's eye-watering speed with his bow and arrow are legend, but as Marion and Mensa, the wise woman, suspect, it's all sleight of hand. Robin's a truly terrible shot! So how can he win the prize, avoid the dungeon and - most importantly - keep his fame intact? The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script, full audio CD support and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show. No music reading required.

The Yetis Hunt Sir Quinton Quest

The Yetis Hunt Sir Quinton Quest

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Sir Quinton Quest Hunts the Yeti

Sir Quinton Quest Hunts the Yeti

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Three Rocking Crocs

Three Rocking Crocs

Author: Kaye Umansky, Helen MacGregor Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2006

Three Rocking Crocs is a glorious and instantly accessible collection of traditional stories, retold with musical developments. They make excellent classroom projects and can lead to engaging assembly performances. The glorious and instantly accessible Threes series - Three Tapping Teddies, Three Singing Pigs, Three Rapping Rats - rocks into action again with this fine new collection of traditional stories, retold with musical developments for classroom or assembly. Aimed at children at the top end of primary, the stories are well suited to the age level, and the musical developments are challenging, while never forgetting that they are for generalist teachers to deliver. The eight stories, which range from the hilarious to the downright scary, include Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, Theseus and the Minotaur, Dick Whittington and Baba Yaga. They make excellent classroom projects and can lead to engaging performances. Excellent alternative material for users of Music Express Years 5 and 6. Whiteboard/Photocopiable pdfs are available to download free at www.acblack.com/music

Three Tapping Teddies Musical Stories and Chants for the Very Young

Three Tapping Teddies Musical Stories and Chants for the Very Young

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/10/2005

A music and literacy resource for Early Years. This work contains 15 lively chants and stories retold by Kaye Umansky. It includes favourites such as Goldilocks , Little Red Riding Hood , Pinocchio , Chicken Licken and Cinderella - with musical development activities by Helen MacGregor. A much-loved music and literacy resource for Early Years - now with a bright new cover! A musical treat - 15 lively, enchanting chants and stories retold by Kaye Umansky. Includes favourites such as Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Chicken Licken and Cinderella - all with imaginative musical develpment activities by Helen MacGregor.

Three Singing Pigs Making Music with Traditional Stories

Three Singing Pigs Making Music with Traditional Stories

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2004

Three Singing Pigs has a bright new cover! This baker's dozen of traditional tales retold by the wonderful Kaye Umansky is a much-loved resource of musical fun through stories. Interweaving the stories are songs with familiar melodies and specially rewritten words which carry the action along. Instantly performable pieces of classroom magic. The music activities which accompany each story will be familiar in concept to everyone who uses Music Express.

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