Harrison, Michael

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HARRISON, Michael. British, b. 1939. Genres: Children's fiction, Poetry. Career: Freelance author and editor. Teacher in North Queensland, Australia, and London and Oxford, England, 1961-94. Publications: FOR CHILDREN. FICTION: (reteller) The Doom of the Gods (mythology), 1985; (reteller) The Curse of the Ring (mythology), 1987; Bags of Trouble (comedy), 1988; Trouble Abroad (comedy), 1990; Trouble in Store (comedy), 1991; (reteller) Don Quixote, 1995; It's My Life (thriller), 1997; Facing the Dark (thriller), 1997; Junk Mail (poems), 1998; At the Deep End (thriller), 2001; Carried Away (thriller), 2003. OTHER: Scolding Tongues: The Persecution of Witches (history for children), 1987; (comp., with C. Stuart-Clark) The Oxford Treasury of Children's Stories, 1994; (reteller, with C. Stuart-Clark) The Oxford Treasury of World Stories, 1998. EDITOR. POETRY ANTHOLOGIES: Catch the Light, 1982; Upright Downfall, 1983; The Candy-Floss Tree, 1984; The Crystal Zoo, 1985; Bright Lights Blaze Out, 1986; Splinters: A Book of Very Short Poems, 1988. POETRY ANTHOLOGIES WITH C. STUART-CLARK: The New Dragon Book of Verse, 1977, as The Dragon Book of Verse, 1997; Poems 1, 1979; Poems 2, 1980; Narrative Poems, 1981; Noah's Ark, 1983; The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, 1983; Writing Poems, 1985; The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, 1988; The Young Dragon Book of Verse, 1989; Peace and War: A Collection of Poems, 1989; The Oxford Book of Story Poems, 1990; A Year Full of Poems, 1991; The Oxford Book of Animal Poems, 1992; Writing Poems Plus, 1992; Bright Star Shining: Poems for Christmas, 1993; The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems, 1996; The New Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, 1997; The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems, 1998; 100 Years of Poetry, 1999; The Oxford Treasury of Christmas Poems, 1999. Address: 65 Bainton Rd, Oxford OX2 7A9, England.