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NOVELS

MACSEN & THE PIRATE’ S GHOST

 

.Macsen and his family move to an old hill-top house above Penbryn beach in Cardigan Bay.  Ghostly chuckles in the night and piratical goings-on draw Macsen into adventure and danger

 

A GUARDIAN WHAT?

 

Tali, newly moved to South Wales from the North, is not happy.  She feels that she sticks out like a sore thumb at her new school, and besides, she’s being bullied.  Tali wishes for help:  perhaps a guardian angel.  Her wish is granted – but unfortunately Atchy is no angel…

Bullying is serious – but Atchy’s there to – um – help…?

 

 

FOLLOWING BLUE WATER

 

A Gap Year is supposed to be fun – but not when it’s your Mum who takes it, packing you off to your Dad in North Wales, where you’re trapped in a house with a load of arty people.  Angharad needs a friend.  A good friend, possibly male.  Maybe even more than one…

 

 

CELTIC HEROINES

 

Illustrated by Llinos Mair, “Celtic Heroines” tells the stories of Rhiannon, Blodauwedd, Branwen, Olwen;  of St Dwynwen, the Welsh St Valentine and the mysterious Gwenhwyfar, otherwise known as Guinevere.  Ancient stories re-told for a modern audience, Celtic Heroines all.

POETRY

 

C’MON CYMRU

 

Kung-Fu to go-karting, cycling to swimming, sledging to surfing, every sport from street football to Cnapan is featured in “C’mon Cymru”.  Funny poems, serious poems, poems that urge you to join in – there’s a sport for everyone.  Hilariously illustrated

by Jac Jones, this is a must for every sporty child.

Horse-riding;  rugby;  street football;  white-water canoeing;  skateboarding;  Diving; horse-riding;  surfing;  hang-gliding; school sports days and a great deal more

 

 

PICTURE BOOKS

 

 

Inspired by an old Welsh tale, “Sion and the Bargain Bee” has echoes of “Jack and the Beanstalk” – but Siôn is much too smart to swap his cows for a handful of beans!  On his way to market he meets a strange little man with extraordinarily large hands who has some interesting things to swap for Siôn’s cows.  Joyously illustrated by Jac Jones, this picture book has also been turned into a play.

 

 

TWO LEFT FEET

 

llustrated by Graham Howells, “Two Left Feet” tells the story of Bryn, who has problems walking.  On a visit to Raglan Castle, Bryn is told he must be careful:  but Bryn is not a boy who gives up easily, and he proves that anyone can do anything if they really try – and makes a new friend on the way, too.

 

Also available in Welsh

 

 

THE CATERPILLAR THAT COULDN’T

 

There are many things caterpillars can do, but dancing, unfortunately, isn’t one of them.  But Carwyn, who lives in a tree beside a dance studio, desperately wants to dance – tap, disco, ballet, he doesn’t care which, but if you’re caterpillar shaped, it isn’t easy.

 

Also available in Welsh

 

 

A LITTLE BIT OF MISCHIEF

 

If a person is stuck in a wheelchair, school trips can be a bit disappointing:  you have to be wheeled everywhere, go where you’re taken, not where you want to go.  But if you can escape, and the naughtiest boy in the class is “helping” you, you can still have a load of fun – and even upset your teacher!

 

Also available in Welsh

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS IN

 

 

 

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

PUBLISHER

 

 

 

The Blue Man

 

A collection of short stories for children aged 10-13.  My story, “The Great-Aunt from Hell” is about a teenage girl and a VERY difficult old lady.  But are they really so different?

 

Pont Books

 

Say That Again

 

Five poets from Wales – each with his or her own special “voice”, contribute to this anthology.  My poems include one written about my beloved, late sister Ruth, which took between 70 and 80 drafts to write to my satisfaction

 

Pont Young Adult Books

 Editor: Christine Evans

 

Old Enough  & Other Stories

 

An anthology for older children.  My story is about Ceri, whose Mum wants to be her sister, not her parent.  It’s a very embarrassing situation for a teenager to be in.

 

Pont Young Adult Books

 Editor: Christine Evans

 

Poems of Love & Longing

 

…is exactly what it says on the cover;  rejection;  unrequited love, a French War Cemetery, love letters between a soldier and his wife in the First World War, and a poem for a new grand-daughter.  Thought-provoking and thoughtful, this will appeal to romantics everywhere.

 

Pont Books

 Editor: Viv Sayer

 

A Wartime Scrapbook

 

An illustrated collection of wartime stories, poems and informative articles, ideal for children studying the World Wars.

Pont Books

Editor: Chris S Stephens

A Seaside Treat

 

An illustrated collection of seaside treats and memories –  ideal for stimulating children’s discussion and writing

 

Pont Books

Editor: Chris S Stephens

Thought like an Ocean

 

A treasure chest of poems for children to enjoy: dip in to find all kinds of things;  bullies and heroes, witches and dragons, conkers and lizards, rainbows and snowmen.

 

Pont Books

Chosen By Neil Nuttal & Andy Hawkins

A Gift for St David’s Day

 

The book that hard-pressed teachers have been waiting for, as well as a delight for Welsh children – it’s a collection of poems, stories and plays on a St David’s Day theme.

Pont Books

Editor: Neil Nuttal

Dragon Days

 

Wondrously illustrated by BRETT BRECKON, this book is crammed full of stories and poems about dragons.

 

Pont Books

Can I Be The Ghost

 

Five short plays for KS2 children – ideal for school concerts and parents’ evenings.

 

Pont Books

 

 

 

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Issue Date 07/07/2021