Timothy Knapman

 Timothy Knapman writes plays, opera libretti, song lyrics, and children’s books. The Guardian called his first picture book, Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates, “a thrilling adventure.” The Bookseller said it was “laugh-out-loud funny!” Tim’s books have been translated in ten languages and are frequently red on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in London.

Books by this Author

Eleanor's Eyebrows
My Uncle Foulpest: Dinosaur Disaster
My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What would Billy Wilder do?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Bad grammar and littering

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Sid James.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That the straw boater is no longer a valid fashion option for men.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Alexander the Great. He was only 32 when he died, but his conquests stretched from modern day Turkey to India. I'd want to know if he thought it was worth it. All that glory but no time to enjoy it. Mind you, whatever I asked him, I'd ask it from a long way away because he was a bit of a drinker and very touchy, and he had a massive great army with him at all times.

Author Voices

July 12, 2011

I don't know if Thursdays mean anything to you. You might have recently had a birthday on a Thursday, or you might like it because it's the day before Friday and so you can almost feel the weekend coming with all that expectation of fun and getting to do not very much.  Some of you - I will stop this soon, I promise - may be so into Norse mythology that you love Thursdays because they're named after the coolest Norse god, Thor the god of thunder.  I know that this particular Thursday, the 7th of July, means a lot to me this year because it's the day my new book - My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble - is published.  I've published... see more

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