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Martin Waddell



Martin Waddell is known and respected the world over for his incredible storytelling. Martin has won the Smarties Prize twice and was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's literature. For Orchard, Martin has written the fun, action-packed bestseller 'The Dirty Great Dinosaur' and its sequel 'The Super Swooper Dinosaur' (both illustrated by Leonie Lord), and two wonderful story collections 'The Orchard Book of Goblins, Ghouls and Ghosts' (illustrated by Tony Ross) and 'The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales' (illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark). Martin lives in Northern Ireland.
Orchard Books

Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell
Authors:
Martin Waddell

That cold winter's night, beneath the star's light, a Little One came for the world.The Story of Christmas is told through the animals' words and deeds making it accessible and full of child-appeal. It brings the Nativity to life and offers a universal message about kindness to all creatures. Every word is special in this simple, well-crafted book from master storyteller, Martin Waddell.Perfect for anyone wanting a more traditional retelling of the birth of Jesus for young children.

Hodder Children's Books

Bears, Bears, Bears

Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish

Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn't content with just one bear though - she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of a good thing!Written by Martin Waddell, well known and respected the world over for his stunning storytelling. He wrote Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? both of which won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling Owl Babies. Lee Wildish is the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.Praise for Martin's previous work: '...the outstanding picture book of the year.' - The Sunday Times

Orchard Books

The Super Swooper Dinosaur

Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord

Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different?From the talented team that brought you the bestselling The Dirty Great Dinosaur, this action-packed story shows how true friendship can overcome all differences.

Franklin Watts

Sinbad and the Giant Spider

Martin Waddell, A O'kif
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, A O'kif

Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked by the foot of some needle-sharp cliffs. It seems there's no way out, until they spy an underground cave... but something nasty lives in there!The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark

Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. With a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.

Franklin Watts

Hamlet

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Franklin Watts

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The enchanting story of A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to life beautifully in this simple retelling. Experience the magic of the woods, the confusion of the lovers and all the fun of the fairy folk.

Orchard Books

The Dirty Great Dinosaur

Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
Franklin Watts

Richard III

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of Richard III, and his destructive ambition to be king, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

The Tempest

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of the Tempest, the magical storm that brings a royal party to justice on a savage island, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Romeo and Juliet

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of Romeo and Juliet, whose forbidden love brings a tragic end, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Macbeth

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of Macbeth, whose burning ambition to be king overcomes all the good in his soul, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Sinbad and the Diamond Valley

Martin Waddell, A O'kif
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, A O'kif

Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked on an island. They spy a sparkling valley below them and decide to investigate. But they are not alone...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts and Other Magical Stories

Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Tony Ross