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Michael De Souza



Michael De Souza co-author of the Rastamouse book series and co-founder of Little Roots Ltd came to England in 1960. He left his native Trinidad to come and join his parents in Notting Hill, West London. He has spent most of the last 15 years teaching swimming and it was his love of teaching and working with children that inspired Michael to pursue a career in writing. The imagination and the bravery of the children in overcoming their fear of water encouraged Michael to step bravely into the world of writing and publishing. The first Rastamouse book was published in 2003 and by 2011 became a much-loved animation for children. Michael is also the patron for the Erase Foundation, an education-based charity, working in rural areas of the Gambia. Michael now divides his time between the Gambia and the UK.

Michael will be a speaker in the CMC Opening Quiz “Our Survey said…”