A full story rhyming text for boys who are ‘reluctant’ readers, but who are also far too grown-up for kids picture books!
Mike Newman is a qualified teacher and professional freelance writer. Although he specializes in medical writing occasionally he strays from the norm, follows his heart and writes for children.
To date Mike has created over 100 picture books for a teaching establishment in Beijing. He is though aware that many children, and for myriad reasons, struggle through life without ever having confidence in themselves as readers. It is with these children in mind that Mike most often writes - the reluctant reader.
Mythical creatures from every culture litter the history of man. From witches to fairies, through to ogres and dragons, our imaginations have always allowed us to believe in creatures who inhabit our world, but who are seen only by the special few.
In one of the remotest regions of Scotland, the inhabitants of the islands known as Orkney, also have beings who, when the lights are out, when they innocently sleep, invade their lives just to make things a little more interesting … Please may I introduce, The Terrible Trows!
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About the Author
Mike Newman currently acts as a researcher and ghostwriter for clinicians, scientists and natural practitioners around the globe. Despite having an interest in both human and veterinary medicine from an early age, his work as a medical researcher and writer stemmed from when he developed lactose intolerance way back in the late 1990s. At the time information about the condition was thin on the ground, and ultimately he was forced to diagnose and treat himself - although his clinicians did manage to eventually add the condition to his medical history despite their lack of involvement. Yet, as he suspected, that wasn’t the end of the saga - Mike went on to develop a serious B12 deficiency involving significant neurological complications, some of which led to permanent injury. Again medical intervention was lacking, but what Mike also discovered was that even those professing to understand the subject rarely did in reality. To have any hope of returning to a functioning level of good health Mike realized he had to resort to self-help and the research he performed into his own situation has ultimately led to the creation of this book which, he hopes, will help many other sufferers - whether they are currently aware they are affected or not.