BY ANY OTHER NAME
As you will see elsewhere on this website, one of my pen names is Jaz Ghent.
Over the years I have written under other names according to changing circumstances.
Here is a selection of texts I have written for educational publishers.
Our Garden; The Circus Clown.
Fun and Games; Fowler's Family Tree; Please Don't Sneeze (Retold trad tale); We Make Patterns; What Can I See?; I Like Me.
The Story of Amy Johnson (non-fiction); The Tree, The Trunk and the Tuba (fiction); Shadows; The Puppet Show; Rainbow Parrot (retold trad tale); Monkey and Fire (retold trad tale); The Moon and the Mirror (play); Waves.
Collections of trad tales retold:
The Shady Deal (with Brenda Parkes)
Fortune's Friend (The Magic Talisman)
Story Collection: Four-Legged Friends (Dick Whittington and His Cat retold)
Fold-Out: The Fox (trad song retold in rhyme)
Pip the Penguin (fantasy); Eggcellent (fantasy); Knitwits and Woolly Sweaters (fantasy);
The Get-Well Wall; Garden Park; That's Wild; Dolphin Rescue - all realistic fiction;
Sky Colours (play); 100-Year-Old Animals (informational non-fiction) Gregory Hines:
Tap Dancing Man (biography).
Content-based Fiction: Too Close to the Sun (retold myth); The Big Wheel; Neighbourhood Soup (play); The Red Lantern Festival (play based on a folktale); The Gollywhopper eggs (play based on a tall tale).
Inside Stories: The Hare and the Tortoise (text for cartoon story: SuperTort and Hairy Hare)
The Four Dragons (retold myth; the Chinese Zodiac; Learning How to Fly)
The Boy Who Cried Wolf (retold fable; Through My Eyes - a sheep's eye view)
Tiddalik (text for K.G.ROO, magazine article; Bangarra and The Secret Spring, play)
The Wood-Ash Stars (Days of My Life, Helena Hyena's diary)
Kites: (Read-Aloud Plays) The Crimson Slipper (retold trad tale; The Crocodile Smile (told in rhyme); Deep Blue Boogie (told in rhyme); Grumpity Granny (told in rhyme); If Pigs Could Fly; One Night (told in rhyme); Rapunzel (retold fairytale); Wallaby Dreaming (told in rhyme)
(With Julie-Anne Justus) The Cat That Walked Alone (retold Kipling tale);
Fire From the Sky (retold trad tale)
And a few odd ones:
Emma Francis: The Big Brass Band (Foldout)
Rupert Harley: Listen In! (Foldout)
Jay Hilton (with Janet Hillman) The Stranger's Gift (Play)