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Jon Mayhew - Author

About the Author

Jon Mayhew is the author of the multi-award winning Mortlock, and, Monster Odyssey series published by Bloomsbury.  His books have won the Warwick, Sefton, Wirral, Leeds and Calderdale Prizes and were shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. He lives with his family by the misty marshes of the Dee estuary on the Wirral and spent most of his childhood playing in the ruins of a Victorian zoo. Jon certainly is not a spy but he loves libraries and wouldn’t have become an author without them.

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Storycraft How to teach narrative writing

Storycraft How to teach narrative writing

Author: Jon Mayhew, Martin Griffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew's Storycraft: How to teach narrative writing is an inspiring and practical resource to support secondary school teachers in developing their students' creative writing. This book is not a style manual. Authors Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew think there are plenty of those about. Instead, it picks apart the craft of narrative writing and equips teachers with activities designed to help their students overcome the difficulties they experience when tasked with creating something from nothing. Written by two fiction writers and English teachers with over forty years' combined experience in education, Storycraft packs in expert guidance relating to idea generation and the nature of story and provides off-the-peg writing prompts that teachers can immediately adopt and adapt in the classroom. The book breaks down the simple components that must be in place for a narrative to work the crafting of character, setting, shape and structure and shares fifty-one stimulating activities that will get students writing narratives regularly, more creatively and with greater confidence. Martin and Jon also include helpful advice in a chapter dedicated to the process of editing in which they provide activities designed to help students diagnose and improve misfiring narratives, and they close the book with invaluable tips for GCSE exam preparation written directly for students and with an impending creative writing exam in mind. Suitable for English teachers of students aged eleven to eighteen.

Dark Tide

Dark Tide

Author: Jon Mayhew Illustrator: Mark Penman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 18: Rostam the Invincible

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 18: Rostam the Invincible

Author: Jon Mayhew, Ferdowsi Illustrator: Adrian Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

This thrilling tale is adapted from Shahnameh, the epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century. Rostam is the mightiest hero who has ever lived, and Rakhsh is his faithful horse - as strong as his master and quite a bit cleverer too. They have fought the fiercest creatures and most hideous monsters, but might have finally met their match... TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the world's best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire

The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get acquainted with Shakespeare's classic tale of greed and revenge, in this light-hearted and amusing retelling. Bassanio is overjoyed when he finally gets to marry Portia. But, his happiness is short-lived when he is forced to defend his dear friend Antonio, who's in trouble with an old merchant - intent on getting his pound of flesh. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Hamlet Band 18/Pearl

Hamlet Band 18/Pearl

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderfully creative retelling of Shakespeare's famous tale of revenge. When Hamlet's father unexpectedly dies and his mother quickly remarries his uncle, something doesn't feel right. A warning from a ghost sets in motion a terrifying investigation to uncover the truth. But at what cost? Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Death Wheels

Death Wheels

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The Venom of the Scorpion

The Venom of the Scorpion

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

A new and dangerous mission awaits in the fantastic Monster Odyssey series, in which our hero Dakkar must defeat a clan of evil brothers intent on ruling the world, while battling terrifying monsters. Inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Dakkar is a young Captain Nemo and these books are the most thrilling of adventures. After being framed for murder, Dakkar must escape from prison and follow the only clue he has - a scorpion-handled dagger - in order to clear his name. Knowing this must be work of an evil Oginski brother, Dakkar soon finds himself in Algiers facing the deadliest crawling monster ever! But even if Dakkar can defeat this beast, he will face the ultimate betrayal - his enemy has been closer than he thought, all along. Will there be anyone left who Dakkar can trust? A fast-paced adventure with underwater battles and dramatic desert action. Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson, Indiana Jones and monsters! Readers ready to move on from Beast Quest will love this!

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