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Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umanksy has written many books for children, from picture books to novels, and is probably best known for the Pongwiffy books.

As a child Kaye lived in Plymouth, Devon and spent lots of time on the beach. She was a bit of a daydreamer at school, but loved music and performing and writing her own stories.

Before becoming a children’s author, Kaye has acted, been a post woman, folded sheets in a laundry, taught in primary schools and sung in soul bands.

She now lives in North London with her husband, daughter and two cats.

Books by Kaye Umansky

  • Buster's Big Surprise

    Buster's Big Surprise

  • Comprehension Workbook (Years 1-2)

    Comprehension Workbook (Years 1-2)

  • Family Poems

    Family Poems

  • The Night I Was Chased by a Vampire and Other Stories

    The Night I Was Chased by a Vampire and Other Stories

Awards

Kaye won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year in 1993.