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Martyn Godfrey
Born April 17, 1949(1949-04-17)
Birmingham, England
Died 2000

Martyn Godfrey (17 April 1949 – 2000) was an English-Canadian young adult author. Godfrey was born in Birmingham, England, on 17 April 1949 and emigrated to Canada with his family when he was eight and grew up in Toronto. Godfrey graduated from university as a teacher in 1974. He became one of Canada's most popular children's authors, selling millions of books in the English-speaking world. He wrote more than 40 books and received multiple awards for his work. He was a founding member of the award-winning 3,2,1 Write: An Edmonton Young Writers’ Conference organized by the Edmonton Public Library, among others, and was the Library's writer-in-residence in 1989.

He died in 2000.


  • The Vandarian Incident (1981)
  • The Day the Sky Exploded (1981)
  • Alien Wargames (1984)
  • Spin Out (1984)
  • The Beast (1984)
  • Fire! Fire! (1985)
  • Ice Hawk (1985)
  • The Last War (1986)
  • Plan B Is Total Panic (1986)
  • Do You Want Fries With That? (1986)
  • Rebel Yell (1987)
  • It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time (1987)
  • More Than Weird (1987)
  • Wild Night (1987)
  • Baseball Crazy (1987)
  • Mystery in the Frozen Lands (1988)
  • Why Just Me? (1989)
  • Just Call Me Boom Boom (1994)
  • Meet You in the Sewer
  • There's a Cow in My Swimming Pool
  • The Great Science Fair Disaster
  • The Jaws Mob series
  • Ms. Teeny-Wonderful series
    1. Here She Is, Ms. Teeny Wonderful! (1984)
    2. It Isn't Easy Being Ms. Teeny Wonderful (1987)
    3. Send in Ms Teeny-Wonderful (1988)
    4. Wally Stutzgummer, Super Bad Dude (1992)
  • Please Remove Your Elbow From My Ear (1993)
  • Mall-Rats (1995)
  • The Things (1995)
  • Don't Worry About Me, I'm Just Crazy (1995)
  • The Adventures of Pirate Cove Series (1996)
    1. The Mystery of Hole's Castle
    2. The Hunt for Buried Treasure
    3. The Desperate Escape

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