With an extensive background in primary publishing for literacy, Gill Munton has written numerous reading scheme titles for major UK publishers - fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. For Macmillan's Explorers series she has so far written 36 of the books, ranging from original stories to retellings of myths, legends and classic children's stories. Most recently she has written 8 of the phonic readers.
This year Gill's title Aladdin has been chosen by an international jury of The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF), as the winner of the 8th Annual Language Learner Literature Award for books published in 2010. The judges' comment: It is amazing that this well-known story is absorbing and fun even if it is retold in very simple English.