Mike Cooper

Juvenile fiction, action and adventure, fairy tales and folklore


Mike is a retired primary school teacher. He spent his teaching years sharing his love of learning with students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adult learners. His desire to write began as a student at primary school when one of his short stories won second prize in a local writing challenge.

As a teacher, Mike shared his writing skills with students, teachers, and parents. Now retired, he continues the sharing with a child focussed writer’s website, hashtagkids.com.au, and his scary, exciting fantasy novels aimed at the 10-12 age group.

Mike’s other interests include playing piano, watching basketball games (his playing days are over) and story-telling with his grandkids.



Books by Mike Cooper

Those Giants

Those Giants

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Those Giants is the second outing for Karl, Finch and Erika. It builds from the story begun in Those Vikings. Those Giants is a tale of friendship, dealing with problems, and the blurred lines between truth and lies. Suitable for readers aged 10-12 years.

Those Vikings

Those Vikings

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Karl’s a modern-day kid who needs a friend. But he’s dealing with Dad, who could be an ancient Viking. How does that work? Anyway, Dad’s easy-going and funny. Vikings are dangerous and, well, unfunny. Karl’s new friend Finch suggests they investigate. For Karl, friendship’s a tough gig. Way tougher than Those Vikings.