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Emma Fischel - Author

About the Author

Emma Fischel grew up in the country, the middle of five children, and had a happy, muddy childhood. She now lives in London and has three nearly grown-up children of her own - two boys and one girl, all very tall, and extremely useful at changing light bulbs she can't reach. Emma writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have been published by Bloomsbury, Usborne, Watts, and others.

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Witchwild

Witchwild

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

I stared. At the small hissing nibbet, at its glowing green eyes. And I felt the hairs on the back of my neck - slowly, slowly -stand up on end. Every single one. Witchen Week is here, the best holiday of the year! Flo loves to go swimming in the bright blue seas around Kronebay. But dark secrets lurk beneath the surface, and Flo will face terrible dangers before the week is out. She fought off ghouls, she fought off the Haggfiend, but can she fight off the most horrifying creature of them all? A satirical, imaginative fantasy The Sunday Times

The Life of Roald Dahl A Marvellous Adventure

The Life of Roald Dahl A Marvellous Adventure

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, this book traces his life from his childhood, to his time in Africa and as a fighter pilot and his early writing - leading to Roald becoming one of the funniest, most famous and best-loved children's authors of all time. The book also includes information about his legacy. A fun quiz and brief summaries of four of Roald Dahl's best-loved books (James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG) are included to inspire children to read them. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring Roald Dahl's adventures to life. Accessible to readers aged 6 and up.

The Monster of Shiversands Cove

The Monster of Shiversands Cove

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Stan is on holiday with his family at the seaside when everything starts going a bit odd. First there's the fairy - the one his brother caught. It doesn't look like a fairy. It's not twinkly. Its name is Harry, and it bites. Then, there's the sea monster. The huge one in the bay that's after Stan's little brother. The one that only Stan can see. Can Stan find out what's going on, stop the monster, save his brother - and watch out for Harry? Funny, exciting or a little bit spooky, Black Cats are fast-paced stories with short chapters and illustrations throughout - purr-fect for newly confident readers and those building up their reading stamina.

The Gorgle

The Gorgle

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

Finn doesn't want to move to the spooky old house in the first place. Soon the strange goings-on and mysterious noises are driving him crazy - and he's driving his family crazy about it. Then he sees the creature that's been hibernating in the wardrobe... It's a Gorgle. A bit like a moth, a bit like a hornet, and a lot like a ten-foot-tall monster from your worst nightmare. It's awake. It's hungry. And Finn is the only one who can stop it!

Famous People, Great Events: Florence Nightingale

Famous People, Great Events: Florence Nightingale

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2012

Read about the life of this extraordinary woman. Florence Nightingale was lucky. Her wealthy parents encouraged her to travel, to go to parties and, one day soon, to marry. But Florence had different plans. She wanted to be a nurse and no one was going to stop her. This book is part of a series of picture books, Famous People, Great Events, which are suitable for ages 6-12. They tell the stories of famous men and women and great events in history and are suitable for the primary history curriculum. Written by successful authors, they are enjoyable reads which are packed with facts and colourful illustrations. Each book includes a timeline of key dates, a quiz and index.

The Midnight Ghosts

The Midnight Ghosts

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2006

When Adam and Sally arrive at Twelve Bells End, everything is not entirely what it seems. Soon they learn the truth about the curse of the Midnight family and are involved in a race against time before they become the next victims...A spine-chilling story from the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for children growing in reading confidence and ability.

Famous People, Famous Lives: Boudicca

Famous People, Famous Lives: Boudicca

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2002

Two thousand years ago, when the Romans invaded Britain, not everyone went down without a fight. Discover a wild Britain and its oppressed peoples and how one brave woman defied the might of Rome. Learn how both the Romans and British lived, how they organised themselves, and how different peoples treated each other. Brilliant line illustrations bring to life the excitement of battle and also the harshness and tragedy of defeat. The book is a handy companion to those readers learning about the Romans in Key Stage 2. Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived.

Famous People, Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale

Famous People, Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale

Author: Emma Fischel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2001

Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Florence Nightingale tells the story of how this Victorian woman defied her family and friends to take up the unpopular profession of nursing and changed the way hospitals were run.

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