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Paul Stewart was born in 1955 in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.
His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.
Paul Stewart lives in Brighton with his wife, a primary school teacher, and their two children.
The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING...except Penguin. I wish I could fly! says Penguin sadly. Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?
Invention after invention propels this witty new Muddle Earth story by best-selling duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, now in paperback. Joe turns up in Muddle Earth entirely by accident when he falls through a portal while trying to build a flat-pack wardrobe. But he arrives just in the nick of time as Muddle Earth badly needs a hero. How Joe sets about trying to find and rescue the Goblet of Porridge which has been so cruelly stolen is a delightfully unlikely and utterly hilarious story of some most unexpected events. Chris Riddell’s stunning illustrations bring the strange world vividly to light. Click here to see the first book, Muddle Earth !
Invention after invention propels this witty new Muddle Earth story by best-selling duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Joe turns up in Muddle Earth entirely by accident when he falls through a portal while trying to build a flat-pack wardrobe. But he arrives just in the nick of time as Muddle Earth badly needs a hero. How Joe sets about trying to find and rescue the Goblet of Porridge which has been so cruelly stolen is a delightfully unlikely and utterly hilarious story of some most unexpected events. Chris Riddell’s stunning illustrations bring the strange world vividly to light. Click here to see the first book, Muddle Earth !
Three funny and fanciful stories about animals who have got just a little bit mixed-up. Thereâ€™s Dogbird, a budgie who Woofs loud and long until he drives everyone round the bend. Dad says he must go but who would want a bird that sounds like a dog? Then thereâ€™s The Were-Pig. Will Albert really become a were-pig because he stole a Mars bar and ate it all up in one greedy moment? If heâ€™s Granny is right, he may well start growing a curly tail when the sun comes out. And finally, thereâ€™s the Watch-Frog who maybe an enchanted prince. Should Looby kiss him in the hope that it will stop from croaking â€˜ribbit, rabbitâ€™ all day long? Heavily illustrated by Tony Ross these are perfect for those beginning to read.
Good nine year old readers will relish the â€˜real bookâ€™ feel of Corby Flood: the dust jacket opens out into a map, the chapters are short and each is exciting on its own and the illustrations provide even more detail to the wealth already provided in the text. And the story delivers, too. Corby Flood is a sharp-eyed girl who soon notices that all is not well on the creaky old ship S. S. Euphonia. Thereâ€™s something sinister in the hold â€“ and she has to find out what it is. Adventure, mystery and an interesting cast, these are the familiar hallmarks of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell partnership.
A deservedly prize-winning title, Fergus Crane is a delightful, fantastical romp with a nautical theme. Young Fergus Crane receives a mysterious invitation to join the School Ship Betty-Jeanne. What he finds on board from the sinister headmaster Captain Claw through to his unlikely band of teachers does not inspire confidence. But Fergus is a brave boy and a bold one who has a great destiny marked out for him. When he discovers the School Ship Betty -Jeanne has sailed away to Fire Isle without him but with his timid school mates, he sets off in hot pursuit on the back of a flying horse. Wonderful illustrations embellish the fanciful details beautifully. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
2-1 with minutes to go: Dale Juniors are about to win the schools' cup final - until Scott foots the ball into his own team's goal. But letting down the team is the least of Scott's problems. After the match, someone leaves him a nasty message on the wall - and the suspect? His best mate Danny. It's all going downhill from here. The drama of football and friendship take to the pitch in this action-packed sporting novel from top-selling author Paul Stewart. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Meg is helping her father make a film about life in the Arctic in Snowblind. But she and Joe, a young Inuit, soon find themselves deep in a dangerous struggle between the old ways and the new. Is the solution wilder and more fantastic than any fiction? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
Let's all be friends! says Brian.... But Stanley only likes sheep with black wool, Hamish, Cassidy and Lou think black wool and white wool are rubbish - while Tracey and Frank only want sheep with horns in their gang. Then Brian bumps into a WOLF - and he knows he has to get the sheep to ACT TOGETHER!
Celebrate twenty years of The Edge Chronicles with this stunning special edition! Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he's never even met - the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove's deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn't the end of Cade's troubles - and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending. The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell's internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.
From the pair behind Muddle Earth and The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Bumper Blobheads contains four illustrated Blobheads books with a brand new cover look to celebrate the 20th Anniversary: 'Invasion of the Blobs', 'Talking Toasters', 'School Stinks!' and 'Beware of the Babysitter'. Are there blobheads in your toilet? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent intergalactic beings. Their companion Derek is . . . um . . . an intergalactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom . . .
This book explores the key conceptual features of the development of the Sociology of Work (SoW) in Europe since 1945, using eleven country case studies. An original contribution to our understanding of the trajectory of the SoW, the chapters map the current state of the theoretical background of the sub-discipline's development to broader socio-political and economic changes, traced across a heterogeneous set of national contexts. Different definitions of the SoW in each country often reflect variations in the focus of analysis, and these chapters link the subject definition and focus to other social science disciplines, the state, as well as social class interests and ideologies. The book contends that the ways in which the sub-discipline makes sense of changes in work is itself a response to the type of society in which the sub-discipline is practiced, whether in the post-war social democratic West, the Soviet East, or today's societies, dominated by variant forms of neo-liberalism. It will be of use to scholars and students interested in the transnational history of the discipline of sociology, with a specific focus on the nexus between the sociology of labour, ideology, economics and politics.
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