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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.

Packs featuring Kaye Umansky

  • Barrington Stoke: Kaye Umansky's Fractured Fairy Tales Pack x 4


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Series by Kaye Umansky

Awards won by Kaye Umansky

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

Five Facts about Kaye Umansky`

  • When she was little she wanted to be a glamorous trapeze artist!
  • Holidays by the sea, the colour red and libraries are some of Kaye’s favourite things.
  • Kaye used to be a soul singer, and still loves music.
  • Her favourite books as a child were the William books, The Lord of the Rings and The Swish of the Curtain.
  • Her pet hates include slugs, scratchy jumpers and jumping out of planes!