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Kaye Umansky (1946-) Biography - Writings, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Adaptations

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Born 1946, in Plymouth, England; Education: Attended teachers' training college.

Agent— c/o Author Mail, Penguin Books Ltd., 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England.

Writer, actor, musician, and educator. Teacher of music and drama in London, England.

Nottinghamshire book Award, 1993, for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year; Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award, 1999, for Three Rapping Rats.

"PONGWIFFY" SERIES; FOR CHILDREN

Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits, illustrated by Chris Smedley, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1988, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Broomnapped, illustrated by Chris Smedley, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1991.

Pongwiffy, a Witch of Dirty Habits, and the Spell of the Year, illustrated by Chris Smedley, Viking (London, England), 1992.

Pongwiffy and the Goblins' Revenge, illustrated by Chris Smedley, Puffin (London, England), 1992.

Pongwiffy and the Holiday of Doom, illustrated by David Roberts, Puffin (London, England), 1996.

Pongwiffy and the Pantomime, illustrated by Chris Smedley, Puffin (London, England), 1997.

The Spellovision Song Contest, illustrated by David Roberts, Puffin (London, England), 2003.

The "Pongwiffy" books were adapted as television programs airing on British and Australian television, c. 2004; many of Umansky's books were adapted as audiobooks by Chivers Children's Audio, including the "Pongwiffy" books, which are narrated by Prunella Scales.

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