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Sian Pattenden - Author

About the Author

Siân Pattenden is an illustrator, author and journalist who lives in London.

She has written for publications such as Smash Hits, NME, The Face, the Guardian, Independent and many more. She is also the author of How to Make it in the Music Business (Virgin Books). She has appeared on national radio and TV as a so-called pop pundit.

Earlier in her life, as a child, she did some acting (see ‘other stuff’) and wrote a play which went to Edinburgh called Steven Newman Doesn’t Eat Quiche. At 16, she was the fringe’s youngest playwright ever. That was in the ’80s.

She has just illustrated the playing cards for “Unhappy Families” by Portobello Games (see Portfolio for examples), as featured in the Daily Telegraph and London Evening Standard.

Featured books by Sian Pattenden

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

Other books by Sian Pattenden

The Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

The Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The third show-stopping adventure from The Magical Peppers. Don't miss it! The Magical Pepper twins Esme and Monty are back with their Uncle Potty again - a professional magician, with a knack of getting himself - and the twins - into trouble! Potty's been asked to perform for the Queen at the Monolith Museum in London. But in a museum full of Egyptian mummies, and secret passageways, and enchanted crystal skulls, you can be sure things won't go to plan... This book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

The third show-stopping adventure set in the wonderful world of the PEPPER twinsThe Pepper twins Esme and Monty are spending the summer with their Uncle Potty - a professional magician - and summers with Potty are rarely dull...Join the irrepressible Pepper twins in another colourful adventure.The book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2012

A strange old theatre at the end of the pier is the setting for the next fantastic adventure full of magic and mayhem with unbeatable double act, Esme & Monty Pepper, and their madcap Uncle Potty...The Pepper twins, Esme and Monty and their uncle Potty have been summoned to the Sea Spray Theatre on the end of Crab Pie Pier. They're on a mission to keep the old theatre from closing and must perform the show of a lifetime to reel in the crowds.But not everyone wants the theatre to survive and a certain someone is determined to sabotage the show, whatever the cost...Add a strange island hideaway full of zany inventions (including the Great Crab Pie Flytrap and the Banana-Powered Test Your Strength machine), a hair-raising helicopter rescue-mission, some dodgy fortune-telling and the world's biggest goldfish bowl and the Peppers are in for an unforgettable summer.

The Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

The Magical Peppers and the Island of Invention

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

A strange old theatre at the end of the pier is the setting for the next fantastic adventure full of magic and mayhem with unbeatable double act, Esme & Monty Pepper, and their madcap Uncle Potty... The Pepper twins, Esme and Monty and their uncle Potty have been summoned to the Sea Spray Theatre on the end of Crab Pie Pier. They're on a mission to keep the old theatre from closing and must perform the show of a lifetime to reel in the crowds. But not everyone wants the theatre to survive and a certain someone is determined to sabotage the show, whatever the cost... Add a strange island hideaway full of zany inventions (including the Great Crab Pie Flytrap and the Banana-Powered Test Your Strength machine), a hair-raising helicopter rescue-mission, some dodgy fortune-telling and the world's biggest goldfish bowl and the Peppers are in for an unforgettable summer.

Peppers and the International Magic Guys

Peppers and the International Magic Guys

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2012

Take a peek behind the scenes at the wonderful world of THE PEPPERS... A show-stopping adventure starring an unbeatable double act - the Pepper twins, Monty & Esme.The Pepper twins Esme and Monty are spending the summer holidays with their bumbling Uncle Potty.Potty is an enthusiastic member of the International Magic Guys organisation so when it is threatened with closure the twins must use every trick in the book to save it... But no one can find the book, the escapologist is all tied up and the human cannonball has put Potty's assistant out of action. Can the twins still pull off the performance of a lifetime?The book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

The Peppers and the International Magic Guys

The Peppers and the International Magic Guys

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Take a peek behind the scenes at the wonderful world of THE PEPPERS... A show-stopping adventure starring an unbeatable double act - the Pepper twins, Monty & Esme. The Pepper twins Esme and Monty are spending the summer holidays with their bumbling Uncle Potty. Potty is an enthusiastic member of the International Magic Guys organisation so when it is threatened with closure the twins must use every trick in the book to save it... But no one can find the book, the escapologist is all tied up and the human cannonball has put Potty's assistant out of action. Can the twins still pull off the performance of a lifetime? The book includes real magic tricks and tips which readers can try at home!

How To Make it in the Music Business

How To Make it in the Music Business

Author: Sian Pattenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2007

Thousands of people want to break into the exciting, glamorous and hard-working music industry, but don't know how to go about it. How to Make it in the Music Business is a genuine insider's guide for anybody who wants to become a rock star, journalist, publicist, band manager, DJ, A&R person, songwriter or even a digital whiz kid. Fully updated with new information on the impact of new technology and digital music, this indispensable guide is a must for all budding music biz types.

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