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Saviour Pirotta - Author

About the Author

Saviour Pirotta is the best-selling author of over 100 children's books. Based in the UK, his work ranges from novelty titles for toddlers to short novels and collections of fairy tales.

Born on the small island of Malta, his parents named him after Jesus the Saviour. He has a brother called Joseph and two aunts called Mary. His father was a carpenter. With such a name, people expected him to grow up liking Bible stories but, influenced by his granny, Saviour preferred pirate and ghost stories, especially the gruesome kind that keep you awake at night.

Saviour grew up speaking three languages, English, Maltese and Italian.  The official language at school, however, was English and this is where he discovered the works of Rosemary Sutcliff and C. S. Lewis, which were to remain a big influence on him for the rest of his life.  He also liked fantasy films with lots of special effects, especially 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'The Thief of Baghdad'. 

As a child he used to write poems, stories and plays which he performed with friends under a huge mulberry tree in a field. He sold his first work to a local radio station for five pounds and in 1982, he moved to England with the hope of becoming a professional writer. 

His first job in the UK was adapting and directing a play based on a Maltese folk tale. Needless to say, it featured pirates. After that he spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. His first book, Let the Shadows Fly, was published in 1986. Since then he has  established himself as a versatile writer with many bestsellers to his record. He writes in English but his work has been translated into 28 languages to date. 

Saviour is now a British citizen and lives in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire in Yorkshire.

(Author photo and biography taken from the author's website. Click here to visit it and see more of his work).

Featured books by Saviour Pirotta

Other books by Saviour Pirotta

The Whispering Stones

The Whispering Stones

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Storytime Classics: The Snow Queen

Storytime Classics: The Snow Queen

Author: Saviour Pirotta, Lucy Fleming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic story of enchantment that will melt anyone's cold heart. The glittery, wintry tale of the Snow Queen has captivated children for hundreds of years and this new retelling is the perfect introduction for a new generation of readeers. Brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style, this delightful book is part of the much-loved range of Storytime Classics which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

Storytime Classics: The Gingerbread Man

Storytime Classics: The Gingerbread Man

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man, who is made with currants for eyes and who leaps from the oven as soon as the door is opened! Nobody can catch the gingerbread man - not the old woman who made him nor any of the animals. It seems he's got away with his freedom. Then he meets a wily fox by the river who offers to help him safely cross... Brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, this delightful book is part of the much-loved range of Storytime Classics which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

The Stolen Spear

The Stolen Spear

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Storytime Classics: The Three Little Pigs

Storytime Classics: The Three Little Pigs

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf that is part of every childhood. Three little pigs built themselves three little homes - one with straw, one with sticks and one with bricks. Can you guess which one will keep them safe when the hungry wolf comes knocking at the door? A funny story of cunning and comeuppance that has delighted children for generations is given a new lease of life in this stunning new edition, brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

Storytime Classics: Rapunzel

Storytime Classics: Rapunzel

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of Rapunzel, the girl with long hair who is locked in a tower by a witch. A poor couple steal from an old woman, who takes their baby in revenge and names her Rapunzel. She keeps the child locked in a tower and in years to come, uses Rapunzel's long hair to thwart a young prince's efforts to help Rapunzel escape. But the prince's love for Rapunzel and hers for him eventually unites them-and the old woman is never seen again. Fairy tales have been handed down through generations, and today Rapunzel still captivates young children with its magic and romance. This stunning new edition is brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, telling the story simply and compellingly for today's youngest readers. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

Storytime Classics: Little Red Riding Hood

Storytime Classics: Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood and her meeting with the Big, Bad Wolf. Handed down through generations, today it's one of the most popular tales for young children and this stylish new edition is brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, telling the story simply and compellingly for today's youngest readers. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

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