Alan Gibbons





Alan Gibbons


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Alan Gibbons is an author of children's books and a Blue Peter Book Award. He currently lives in Liverpool, England, where he used to teach in a primary school. His father was a farm laborer, but was hurt in an accident when Alan was eight years old. The family had to move to Crewe, Cheshire where Alan experienced bullying for the first time. He began to write for his pupils as a teacher, but never tried to get any of his work published.

Gibbons trained to be a teacher in his mid-thirties and starting writing short stories for his students. Later, he began to write professionally. In 2000, he won the Blue Peter Book Award in the category "The Book I Couldn't Put Down" category for Shadow of the Minotaur. He was a judge for the 2001 Blue Pete
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Just thinking out loud here in response to Justine Greening’s literacy hubs. We could establish these book hubs in the community and schools with book hub experts who oversaw physical books, digital books, ICT, research facilities and other materials. These hub experts could have qualifications and training. They could talk to children and experts in the hubs and develop relationships. We could...

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Published on January 06, 2018 04:28
Average rating: 3.75 · 3,225 ratings · 375 reviews · 117 distinct worksSimilar authors
Shadow of the Minotaur (Leg...

3.61 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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The Edge

3.72 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Hate

3.87 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Scared to Death (Hell's Und...

3.95 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Caught in the Crossfire

3.84 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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An Act of Love

3.86 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Vampyr Legion (Legendeer, #2)

3.77 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Hold On

3.92 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Warriors of the Raven (Lege...

3.78 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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The Demon Assassin (Hell's ...

4.05 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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“Misery is a routine you can learn to live with. It's like rain. Once you're soaked to the skin, you can't get any wetter.”
Alan Gibbons, The Dark Beneath

“Riley was the exception to the feast of cholesterol. For him it was dry toast, black coffee and lashings of self pity.”
Alan Gibbons, The Dark Beneath

“Long gone was the cheery welcome of the seaside hotelier, replaced by a weary nostalgia for the good old days.”
Alan Gibbons, The Dark Beneath

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