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Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae

Biography

Giles Andreae’s first children’s book, Rumble in the Jungle, was an instant hit and has been followed by several bestselling sequels, including Commotion in the Ocean and Dinosaurs Galore. The Lion Who Wanted to Love won the Red House Best Picture Book Award in 1998, as did Pants in 2003, whilst Giraffes Can’t Dance has become established as an international children’s classic. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, with multi award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto, is also a bestseller. The sequel, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure is published in June. Giles’s children’s books have, to date, sold more than 2 million copies, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today.

Giles Andreae is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain’s favourite stickman. This phenomenally successful cartoon character has made Giles the country’s top selling living poet and an icon...

Interview

Place and date of birth:
London 16.03.1966

Favourite book:
Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss

Favourite song:
You Need Skin

Favourite film:
This is Spinal Tap

Most treasured possession:
A bronze cast of my first child’s feet made when he was 10 days old

When did you begin writing?
When I was at primary school

Where do you get your inspiration?
Usually from trying to entertain my own children  

Three tips to becoming a successful author:
Read a lot. Write a lot. Write from your heart.  

Favourite place:
Brea Beach in North Cornwall. It is spectacularly unspoilt, natural and breath-takingly beautiful.

Hobbies:
Playing with my children. I have 4 of th...

Bibliography

Published by Puffin

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Activity Book jacket image
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Activity Book
  • Puffin
  • Miscellaneous: Jun 05 2008
  • 3 - 5 years
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs jacket image
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 04 2006
  • 5 - 8 years
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! jacket image
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 05 2008
  • 3 - 5 years
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay! jacket image
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay!
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 02 2010
  • 5 - 8 years
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass jacket image
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 03 2009
  • 5 - 8 years
Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants jacket image
  • Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 02 2012
  • 5 - 8 years
Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants book and CD jacket image
  • Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants book and CD
  • Puffin
  • Book and CD: Sep 05 2013
  • 3 - 5 years
Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo jacket image
  • Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Jun 05 2014
  • 3 - 6 years

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Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants jacket image
  • Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
  • ePub eBook: Sep 05 2013
  • 3 - 5 years
Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo jacket image
  • Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 05 2014
  • 5 - 8 years

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