About Chris Callaghan

Chris’ first job was on a Pick 'n' Mix counter, followed by a career in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. Even though fully trained on how jet fighters work and fly, he still suspects that there is a little magic involved somewhere.

Then as an Environmental Scientist he spent a lot of time getting wet on factory roofs, measuring pollution. He left all that behind to become a Stay At Home Dad where his brain began fizzing with stories. His wife and daughter kept insisting that he wrote some of these stories down. So he did.

The Great Chocoplot is Chris' first novel for children – and you'll find heaps of resources for use in the classroom on Chris' own website: www.chris-callaghan.com/resources. Below, you'll find a handful of items (created by Chris himself) to get going with, as well as the first chapter of The Great Chocoplot and a downloadable cover – perfect for classroom displays.

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Teaching notes

THE GREAT CHOCOPLOT – Session one plan
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THE GREAT CHOCOPLOT – Resource sheet one
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