Sam Gayton - Author

About the Author

Sam Gayton lives in South London. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he’s not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven). Sam often visits schools and libraries across the country to talk about his magical books.

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The Last Zoo

The Last Zoo

Author: Sam Gayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Pia lives in a zoo in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with her parents (both ghosts), several old and cranky genies, a devil, and two young angels. She spends her days trimming genie-beards, trying to avoid being tricked into selling her soul, and waiting for the angels to make a miracle big enough to save the world. Then the angels go missing. Can she solve the riddles of the mysterious haloes the angels have left behind? Is the zoo's devil really trying to help her? And what does this all have to do with her best friends, the Rekkers? Pia needs to solve the mystery fast, because everything around her seems to be ending: her friendships, her childhood, and maybe even the world itself.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Villain Academy

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Villain Academy

Author: Sam Gayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Villain Academy is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, the Head uncovers a future plot to overtake Hero Academy, and its up to Ben to travel into the future to save them all! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Robo-hop

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Robo-hop

Author: Sam Gayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Robo-hop is in Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11. In this story, the heroes are at Lexis City Parade, where they bump into Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, and Robo-hop, his giant, robotic rabbit. What is Ranter planning? The heroes are about to find out! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

The Snow Merchant

The Snow Merchant

Author: Sam Gayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night. The night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in a mahogany suitcase, he carries his newest invention. It is an invention that will change Lettie's life - and the world - forever. It is an invention called snow.

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