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John Townsend

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After life as a secondary school teacher for many years, John became a full-time childrens writer in 2003 and has since published over 200 titles; from little books for little people, quick reads for reading schemes to plays, information books and short novels.

Many of John's books are designed to tempt even the most reluctant reader and to 'switch on the switched-off'. With all his visits to schools and libraries around the UK, John had been involved with many literacy projects to engage children with reading and to make them dribble with excitement at the merest glimpse of a book!

Some of John's information books are more like inFUNmation - with all sorts on the weird, wonderful and wacky. From amazing animals and scary science to hysterical history with just a dash of the stupendously serious, they cover a fair mix of subjects and the odd mystery thrown in. His scary stories and adventure tales have even been known to give nightmares though mainly to teachers.

When he isn't writing books or 'on the road', John is often rehearsing his plays or hiking the hills and hop-fields of Herefordshire for the next whiff of inspiration.

www.johntownsend.co.uk
www.barneyadventures.co.uk

Best known titles

Never Odd or Even
Crash Dive
Night of the Werewolf
The Secret Message
Tudors
Romans
Victorians
World War II