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Martin Waddell - Author

About the Author

As a child
I was read to a lot as a child by people who knew how to read stories. These stories came alive for me, and the love of story has stayed with me ever since.

As an adult
I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.
 

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

  1. I can wiggle my ears.
  2. I am a very noisy tennis player.
  3. I had a cat that could open doors.
  4. My dog hears my stories before I write them.
  5. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper.
  6. I used to run a junk stall.
  7. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden.
  8. I like apple tarts.
  9. I hate onions.
  10. I’m a happy man

Featured books by Martin Waddell

Other books by Martin Waddell

Otley Complete Otley, Otley Pursued, Otley Victorious, Otley Forever

Otley Complete Otley, Otley Pursued, Otley Victorious, Otley Forever

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

The Pig in the Pond

The Pig in the Pond

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

One day, Neligan's pig sits by the pond watching the ducks and geese play on the cool water. The pig gets hotter and hotter; the ducks and the geese get louder and louder. Then Neligan's pig does something quite unheard of - she jumps in the pond!

Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed - until one day the other animals decided to take action! The result is highly satisfying - Animal Farm for young children - and lots of fun to read aloud.

Star Striker Titch

Star Striker Titch

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2017

A fun football story by an award-winning author in this popular series for young readers. It's the school five-a-side World Cup. Titch has new boots and he's ready to score goals. But Bungo's the striker and he doesn't want tinies like Titch in his team. Will Bungo grab the World Cup glory - or will it be star striker Titch?

Star Striker Titch

Star Striker Titch

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2017

It's the school five-a-side World Cup. Titch has new boots and he's ready to score goals. But Bungo's the striker and he doesn't want tinies like Titch in his team. Will Bungo grab the World Cup glory - or will it be star striker Titch?

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Two Brown Bears Level 9

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Two Brown Bears Level 9

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Joe Bear wants adventures. He wants to fly and go exploring! Can Harriet Bear think of a Bear Plan to keep them out of trouble?Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Charlie Stories Level 9

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Charlie Stories Level 9

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

When there is a problem, Charlie and his friends always find an answer. But its not usually the one you expect! Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

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