I have been writing for many years in a number of different genres, from books for babies up to books for 11 year-olds plus. I like to try new things and tackle new subjects, so I don't limit myself to one type of book. One month I might be writing about history, and the next month I might be creating an imaginary story. Examples of my work have been selected for national Key Stage study in the UK, and in the USA I was commended by the Library of Congress for my work in non-fiction, which they felt encouraged reluctant readers. I work with visuals always in mind, and love the challenge of getting across information or an exciting story with good graphics to back it up. Lately I have been blogging about the craft of writing, and I've also appeared at National Book Festivals, which I think of as the most challenging thing of all to do! I get a lot of emails from children around the world, inspired by one of my books they have read, and that gives me great pleasure.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7-These books are designed to give a brief picture of soldiers, their weapons, and military strategies in particular eras and geographic locations, including a highly condensed description of their world at that time. Similar in scope to Martin Windrow's "The Soldier through the Ages" series (Watts; o.p.), they are far less detailed than Peter Connolly's fine The Greek Armies (Silver Burdett, 1979; o.p.) or his Tiberius Claudius Maximus (Oxford, 1989; o.p.), and they are fragmented by the all-too-familiar facing-page "chapters." The volumes on World Wars I and II are more detailed in that they cover specific conflicts. However, all five of these colorful constructions will catch the eye, provide some necessary information for young researchers, and plump up a slender bibliography. Heavily illustrated and with numerous captions, each title includes a map with a brief time line. Academically undemanding, and suffering in spots from oversimplification, these books could brighten up the drab 355s and provide some fresh fodder for military-minded report writers.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Descripción Franklin Watts Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110749638125