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Michael Ford

7 children’s books by the writer

Michael Ford read English and Classics at Oxford University, before a stint teaching English in Greece. He worked in children's non-fiction publishing for several years before becoming an editor of adult fiction in West London. Spartan is his first children's novel.

7+ years

You Wouldn't Want to be at the Ancient Greek Olympics

Michael Ford, David Antram

You Wouldn't Want to be at the Ancient Greek Olympics

You are a young boy in the city-state of Athens at the height of the Ancient Greek civilisation. Following several years in one of the city's schools, your father wants you to prove yourself at the most famous athletic ...

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9+ years

The Poisoned House

Michael Ford

The Poisoned House

Abigail is a maidservant in Greave Hall, an elegant London household governed by the tyrannical housekeeper, Mrs Cotton. Whilst the widowed master slips slowly into madness, Mrs Cotton gradually usurps the position of gentlewoman of the house. She wears his ...

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7+ years

Julius Caesar

Michael Ford, Li Sidong

Julius Caesar

"Graffex" is a series of illustrated literary classics retold for young readers, using a graphic novel format which is particularly popular with reluctant readers. "Et tu, brute?" - Shakespeare's retelling of Julius Caesar's assassination and the turmoil that followed ...

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9+ years

Birth of a Warrior: Spartan 2

Michael Ford

Birth of a Warrior: Spartan 2

Lysander had to leave his roots as a Helot slave far behind him, when he discovered his true identity as the descendant of a Spartan warrior. The training is ruthless and now he faces his toughest challenge. Sent to the ...

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9+ years

The Fire of Ares: Spartan 1

Michael Ford

The Fire of Ares: Spartan 1

Lysander is a slave in ancient Sparta, a Helot, but a chance meeting reveals his noble heritage and he is permitted to begin training as a Spartan warrior. The vestiges of his life as a slave are hard to shake ...

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9+ years

Legacy of Blood: Spartan 3

Michael Ford

Legacy of Blood: Spartan 3

After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from the Spartan barracks are in desperate need of a rest from battle. But a messenger has brought news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is ...

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