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Wendy Cooling - Author

About the Author

Wendy Cooling is an eminent figure in the world of children′s books. As a freelance consultant she works with schools, publishers, libraries and the government on the promotion of literacy and love of books. Wendy was a teacher of English in London secondary schools for many years and left to head up the then Children′s Book Foundation where she initiated the Book Start project, which is now run successfully throughout the country. She is an intrepid traveller - camel fairs in India being one of her favourites. Home is in Barnet.

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The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Christmas is coming! A delightful collection of stories for Yuletide by some of the finest writers for children which makes a perfect stock-filler Christmas gift. The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classic and contemporary stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross, Trish Cooke, Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2007

Selected for children of around six-years-old, this is a terrific collection of stories. It contains funny tales, like the tale of the tortoises picnic, the story of how Anna-Magdalena overcame her fear and a great many more unforgettable characters, which will keep young listeners entertained for hours and hours. This wonderful compendium of stories, myths and magical tales is perfect for bedtime listening or sharing with friends.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2007

A spellbinding collection of stories old and new, of real life and of magic. Some of the world's most imaginative writers have given us these tales: about Rohan who has a magic pencil and rubber; about Tommy and his enchanted barley sugar; about the little girl who saves the white bears and the West Wind who gives Laura a very special necklace. Enthralling, stimulating and very entertaing, these superb stories will transport listeners to the world of their imaginations - and beyond!

All the Colours of the Earth

All the Colours of the Earth

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Imagine the brilliant colours and smells of fruits in a Caribbean market, the vast variety of tins and jars in a North American supermarket. Imagine how many kinds of street music there are, the different ways children play with swings and kites and boats. Imagine the different seasons. Then imagine things that are the same worldwide - land and trees and creatures being destroyed, wealth and poverty spreading. Imagine believing in good hope, a future when life will be better...

Ten of the Best School Stories with a Difference

Ten of the Best School Stories with a Difference

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2002

Ten prize-winning authors each with a brand new story based on their own schooldays. Bernard Ashley, Malorie Blackman, Berlie Doherty, Paul Jennings, Margaret Mahy, Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Nimmo, Michael Rosen, Jeremy Strong and Robert Swindells. Brand new stories based on each author's own schooldays - sometimes funny, often poignant, always riveting. Written in each author's unique style and based on something that is common to every child in the country - SCHOOL. Authors as below: PAUL JENNINGS MICHAEL MORPURGO JEREMY STRONG BERNARD ASHLEY ROBERT SWINDELLS MALORIE BLACKMAN BERLIE DOHERTY JENNY NIMMO MARGARET MAHY MICHAEL ROSEN Stories of running away from school; getting the strap for punishments; vindictive teachers; boys who tell porky-pies; the shy girl who could only talk through her puppet; getting expelled [almost]; being an evacuee; original ways of getting out of being in the school play, as well as meeting one's own true love at school! Stories that contemporary schoolchildren will relate to in sharing the triumphs and disasters of their favourite authors' schooldays.

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classics from all eras. A new collection of Christmas stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, plenty of the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross and Malorie Blackman. Wendy Cooling, a former teacher and Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Book Trust), works as a freelance book consultant, reviewer and editor. She recently put together the successful millennium collection, CENTURIES OF STORIES. Wendy livesin Hertfordshire.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Nine-Year-Olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Nine-Year-Olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

A collection with something for everyone - there's humour, fantasy, real life, traditional tales, myth and magic in this rich anthology. Includes work by some of the finest contemporary writers - Geraldine McCaughrean, Francesca Simon, Jan Mark andmore.

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