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Miriam Moss - Author

About the Author

Miriam is an award winning author of 70 children's books. She originally published 40 information books, but for the last 12 years she has written fiction. This has included picture books, novelty books and poetry, and recently short stories for the adult market. Her fiction has been translated into 21 languages.

Miriam has had wide experience of working creatively with children, as well as speaking in schools, libraries, at festivals. She offers lively, innovative large group performances, talks, interactive storytelling sessions, readings, seminars, creative writing and poetry workshops.

She was born in England but also grew up in Africa, The Middle East and China. After university she taught English for eight years in the UK and Kenya before becoming a writer. She now lives in East Sussex.

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Other books by Miriam Moss

Girl on a Plane

Girl on a Plane

Author: Miriam Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Jordan, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home. Anna's flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages. The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again. Time is running out . . . Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.

Matty Takes Off!

Matty Takes Off!

Author: Miriam Moss Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Matty bear lives in a neat, tidy house where everything has its own special place. But when his sister, Milly, invites him to stay, Matty discovers that possessions aren't always the key to happiness... A charming and funny picture book from Smarties Book Prize winner, Jane Simmons, teamed up for the first time with award-winning author, Miriam Moss.

Wibble Wobble, My Loose Tooth

Wibble Wobble, My Loose Tooth

Author: Miriam Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2007

A wobbly tooth! Just what William has always wanted. But now he can't leave it alone . . . Jiggle! Joggle! Wibble! Wobble! This is the perfect picture book for sharing and discussing with every child who has a wobbly tooth, and every child who wishes they had one!

The Horse Girl

The Horse Girl

Author: Miriam Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2003

Freya loves horses, but her mother forbids her to go near them. So Freya decides to carve her own huge horse, secretly, in the white chalky rock on the hillside above her village. One cold winter evening when she finishes the carving, a strange old woman, a gold ring and a magical journey into the heart of the hill lead the way to a wonderful meeting - which will heal the broken hearts of Freya's family - and bring her two unexpected birthday gifts. Miriam Moss's engrossing story, inspired by the Litlington White Horse, a chalk figure carved into Hindover Hill in East Sussex, combines with Jason Cockcroft's powerful artwork and a note on chalk carvings, to create a book that will enchant young readers everywhere.

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