Roderick Hunt

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Roderick Hunt MBE is a British children's author. His most famous series of stories is The Magic Key, which was first written as a part of the Oxford Reading Tree in 1985 illustrated by Alex Brychta MBE. There were originally 30 stories, and there are now over 400. They are used by over 80% of British primary schools to help children learn to read, in addition to schools in more than 120 other countries.[1] Hunt studied divinity and English at the University of Chester and was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to literacy in education.[2] Along with Alex Brychta, who illustrates his stories, he was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Education Resources Awards in 2009.[3]

In addition to The Magic Key, Hunt is also the author of the Read at Home and Wolf Hill series of stories, as well as many others.[2] He is found drawn hidden in most books.