Paul Shipton Paul Shipton taught English for several years but is now a full-time writer, based in Cambridge. He has written a primary ELT coursebook for young learners, Chit Chat (OUP), contributed stories to numerous other coursebooks, including Explorers and Rooftops, and he has written many fiction books – including Oxford Read and Imagine – for learners of English as a second language. He has also written many children’s books for native speakers, winning the Austrian Children’s Book of the Year and a Nestle Bronze Book Award in the UK, and is a contributing author to Oxford Reading Tree.