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Emma Read

Sticky webs! You've found me! Welcome to my dedicated Milton page - you can find out about me and my books right here, including meeting the characters, links to buy, and activity resources 

Children's Author

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"I’m just one spider, too small to make a difference. But together, who knows what we can achieve..." ~Milton

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Word on the Web ...

"A fantastic story with two heroes (a spider and a girl) whose resilience, determination and kindness make them perfect role-models to us all." ~Book Murmuration

'The story is so engagingly told and Milton is such a loveable character." Parents in Touch

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Winner of the Read Aloud category 2020

“...lots of brilliant gigglesome gags, and readers are set for a spider adventure that will leave them screaming… with laughter!” ~Lancashire Post

"Milton and his web-spinning sidekicks are as fearless and charismatic a crew of characters as any others you might come across in children’s fiction." Irish Times

About Emma

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Emma was once a very sensible biologist. Now she uses her transferable talents such as attention to detail, patience and fine motor skills, to extract Lego from under the sofa. And of course to write children's books.

Her favourite things in the world are: badges, Death On the Nile, hats, foxes, deserts, desserts and Buck Rogers. Her one regret in life is never having trained to be an astronaut.

When not writing her own books, you can also find Emma helping other writers at -