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Wendy Leighton-Porter

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Currently residing in Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband Simon and our beautiful Tonkinese cat. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing books for children instead.

"The Shadow of Atlantis" is the first in a series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special feline hero, the inimitable Max. I've recently completed the ninth book in the series, "The Shadow of the Tudor Rose", set in Elizabethan England, and am ready to make a start on the next story.

As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I'm hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Per
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I'm so excited that I've just been awarded not one, but two gold medals in the Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2017. My "SHADOWS FROM THE PAST" books have won Best Middle Grade series, and "MAX'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE" was named Best Holiday Book. I'm feeling rather proud of my little books right now!
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Average rating: 4.52 · 178 ratings · 72 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Shadow of Atlantis (Sha...

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Max's Arabian Adventure (Ma...

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The Shadow of Camelot (Shad...

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The Shadow of Atlantis The Shadow of the Minotaur The Shadow of the Trojan Horse The Shadow of the Pyramid The Shadow of the Volcano The Shadow of Camelot The Shadow of the Norman Arrow
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The Shadow of the Norman Arrow by Wendy Leighton-Porter
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Max's Hallowe'en Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter
"It was the loveliest summer afternoon, perfect for a relaxing snooze... especially for a cat. Max was in the middle of a most pleasant dream involving being fed strips of smoked salmon by a very pretty girl when he smelled smoke! Smoke? Gasp! That..." Read more of this review »
The Shadow of the Tudor Rose by Wendy Leighton-Porter
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The Shadow of the Tudor Rose by Wendy Leighton-Porter
"The ninth adventure that twins Jemima and Joe Lancelot and their friend Charlie find themselves undertaking starts off in a typically mysterious way. Catching a quick breath of fresh air outside one evening, Max, their handsome, big boned (certain..." Read more of this review »
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