Author

Peter Bently

http://www.peterbently.com/

Biography

My dad was an army bandmaster and director of music. Having a dad in the army meant that we moved around a fair bit when I was a child, so I lived in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as places in England, including in Devon where I live now. I recently worked out that I went to ten different schools, or eleven if you count going to the same school twice (that was in Hong Kong). Imagine having that ‘first day at school’ feeling eleven times! But often there were other children whose parents were in the services too and who had also changed schools a lot, so I didn’t feel too weird. I have always enjoyed words but it took me quite a while to discover that I wanted to be a children’s writer. After university I worked for a short time as a journalist and then for a much longer time editing and sometimes writing books for grown ups. But I always liked writing funny stories and verses. When I was best man at my brother John’s wedding I even wrote my best man’s speech in rhyme. A few years later, my wife read that speech and said I should do more of that kind of thing. After we had our first child, Theo, and then (in 2001) moved from London to Devon, I started taking children’s writing seriously. I joined a creative writing group and in 2004 took a course run by the excellent Arvon Foundation. In 2005 I sent the text of A Lark in the Ark to fourteen publishers. Twelve of them said no thanks, but Egmont accepted it. I still have a copy of their cheque on my wall. (Bio via peterbently.com)

Octopus Shocktopus!
The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Adaptation)
The Great Dog Bottom Swap
A Recipe for Playtime
The Grumpy Guest
The Wizard of Poob
Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Up in the Air!
Dump Truck Gets to Work!
The Prince and the Porker
Captain Jack and the Pirates

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The Grumpy Guest
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Fire Truck to the Rescue!
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Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines
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Meet the Parents
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Thank You for Being My Friend
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Steven Lenton
Sarah Massini
Joe Bucco
Helen Oxenbury
David Roberts
Dodie Smith
Ben Cort
Sara Ogilvie
Duncan Beedie
Gill McLean
Mei Matsuoka

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