Sylvia Waugh





Sylvia Waugh

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in Gateshead, County Durham, England, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1935

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Sylvia Waugh (sounds like "cough") was born in Gateshead, County Durham -there was no Tyne & Wear till 1974- in Northern England in 1935. Having worked full-time as a grammar teacher for seventeen years, Waugh began her writing career in her late forties, after her three children were grown. In 1993, she published her first book, The Mennyms, which eventually evolved into an entire series. Ms. Waugh said in an "Entertainment Weekly," interview with Lois Alter Mark, "I created the Mennyms because the world is too cynical, too lacking in magic. People with dreams are an endangered species, and I wanted to write for them. I don't want the nastiness-the stuff I see on TV." Since completing her "Mennyms" books, Waugh has continued her focus, ...more


Average rating: 3.99 · 1,641 ratings · 116 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Mennyms (Mennyms, #1)
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 578 ratings — published 1993 — 16 editions
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Mennyms in the Wilderness (...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Mennyms Under Siege (Mennym...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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Mennyms Alive (Mennyms, #5)
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, #4)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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Space Race
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Earthborn
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Who Goes Home?
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Maker of the Mennyms, the
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Mennyms In The Wilderness
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The Mennyms Mennyms in the Wilderness Mennyms Under Siege Mennyms Alone Mennyms Alive
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“Then suddenly, months of patience suffering gave way to anger. His heart cried out savagely to its maker, insisting upon being heard.
– If I must live –, it said – and live ad live, you cannot leave me. You cannot leave us!
– Either restore us all to life –, it said, – or teach me to die.
This was no self-pitying prayer. It was a howl of indignation, as if some creature bound hand and foot were rattling its chains. The whole house groaned, and the sighing of it was heard within the halls of heaven.”
Sylvia Waugh, Mennyms Alone

“Being Soobie, always honest to himself, he was prepared to be no less than honest to God.
– I do not know who made the part of me that thinks. I do not know who I really am or what I really am. I am never satisfied to pretend. I cannot pretend that you are listening to me. I can only give you the benefit of the doubt. And it is a massive doubt, I can tell you. I do not know whether I believe in you, and, what is worse, you might not believe in me. But I need help and there is nowhere else to turn. The flesh-and-blood people who come here have something they called faith. Please, if you are listening to a rag doll with a blue face, let the faith of those others be enough for you to help me. I must find my sister, or my mother will be the first of us to die. Dear God, I don’t even know what that means!”
Sylvia Waugh, The Mennyms

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