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Michaela Morgan - Author

About the Author

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She now spends six months of the year in Brighton (where sadly she has yet to fulfil her potential as a rollerblader) and six months keeping warm on the Cote d’Azur.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

Michaela has taught a wide age range, from bright-eyed infants to jaded fraudsters. She was a writer in residence in prisons and has run many workshops for children and adults.

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

Featured books by Michaela Morgan

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts    Scrapbook in personal jottings, photos and picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

Other books by Michaela Morgan

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Beauty and the Beast

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Beauty and the Beast

Author: Michaela Morgan, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Illustrator: Graham Philpot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Beauty and the Beast is the story of kind Bella, who is unwittingly promised to a beast by her father. She has to live with him in his enchanted palace, and overcome her fear of his appearance to break the magic spell that binds him. This engaging story written by Michaela Morgan and charmingly illustrated by Graham Philpot will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Mulan

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Mulan

Author: Michaela Morgan, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Illustrator: Steve Dorado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Mulan is the story of a brave girl who decides to protect her family by going to fight for her country. To become a soldier, she must pretend to be a boy and learn to fight and outsmart her enemies. Will anyone see through her disguise? This charming story written by Michaela Morgan and beautifully illustrated by Steve Dorado will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Level 3 - Let's Try It, and Buy It!

Level 3 - Let's Try It, and Buy It!

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Laura Arias Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Anna and Sid look funny. Do you know why? Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 5 - Monkey is Missing!

Level 5 - Monkey is Missing!

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Elisa Rocchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Daisy and her family are late for a train. But where is Monkey? Includes: Before and after reading activities Mini-dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 4 - Pippen Island

Level 4 - Pippen Island

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Nathalie Ortega Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Milly, Billy and Mo go to an island. Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters, working towards A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 2 - Let's Draw a House

Level 2 - Let's Draw a House

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Helen Flook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Katy draws a funny house. Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 4 - The Talent Contest

Level 4 - The Talent Contest

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Andrea Castro Naranjo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. What do you see at the talent contest? Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters, working towards A1 Movers Reading guide online

The Thing in the Basement: A Bloomsbury Reader

The Thing in the Basement: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Doffy Weir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

A spooky school-set mystery from Michaela Morgan. Perfect for fans of Anne Fine and Pamela Butchart. There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and it's a thing only Mr Crawley can control. There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and it flashes and ROARS! There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and surely it can't be a dragon... or can it? This mysterious adventure from Michaela Morgan has quirky black-and-white illustrations by Doffy Weir and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+

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