Richard Platt





Richard Platt


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Northumberland, England, The United Kingdom
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(1953–)

Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the "Cross-Sections" series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. "I started writing about photography: first magazine articles, then books," he explained on the Walker Books Web site. "I got a job editing children's books, then went on to write them."

In the 1990s, Platt teamed up with popular juvenile illustrator Biesty for several books, beginning with Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections Book, published in 1992. The following
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I know, I know….it sounds like an author’s dream gig. I’m spending a week in the south of France, talking to groups of school kids, all expenses paid. However, I am not a good traveller, and spend days fretting that something will go wrong. Nor indeed am I a relaxed and confident speaker, so addressing four groups of 80  or so kids in the course of a day leaves me wrung out like a limp dish-rag...

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As One Devil to Another

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Pirate

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