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John McLay - Author

About the Author

John McLay is extremely well connected in the children's publishing world. He was Director of Bath Literary Festival for six years, and also works as an international scout, literary agent and reviewer. Martin Brown is the illustrator of Horrible Histories (https://horrible-histories.co.uk), which, in addition to the hugely successful book series, has also been made into an award-winning BBC TV programme, exhibitions, games and stage shows. Martin has also illustrated for Philip Pullman and is currently working on his own non-fiction animal book for children. He lives with his family in Dorset.

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Early Reader Non Fiction: Beastly Beasts

Early Reader Non Fiction: Beastly Beasts

Author: John McLay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

It's never too early to find out about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures with this brand new green Early Reader factbook. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook. Did you know that and that people used to believe in fire-breathing dragons and that no one has ever seen the Loch Ness Monster up close? Learn fascinating facts about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from John McLay, with full colour illustrations on every page.

Early Reader: The Night-Time Knight

Early Reader: The Night-Time Knight

Author: John McLay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. When Harry and Oats hear strange noises in the castle they set off to explore only to find treasure, shields and yet more knightly adventures in store for them both!

Early Reader: The Worst Wizard

Early Reader: The Worst Wizard

Author: John McLay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Harry's family are all knights. They are big, but Harry is quite small. Then an idea hits him. Perhaps a bit of magic can make him taller... A hilarious new Early Reader story about a horse called Oats, a wizard and a boy who longs to be a knight from John McLay and Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

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