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Robert Leeson

Robert Leeson (1928-2013) wrote many books for children, including Smart Girls (shortlisted for the GuardianChildren's Fiction Prize), Smart Girls Forever, The Adventures of Idle Jack, Lucky Lad and Why's the Cow On the Roof? He also wrote five stories about Grange Hill school, based on characters from the popular 1980s TV series, and ran writing workshops for children; in 1985 he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for his services to children's literature. Axel Scheffler is an award-winning,...See more