Grk and the Pelotti Gang by Joshua Doder

Grk and the Pelotti Gang

Written by Joshua Doder
Part of the A Grk Book Series

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Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Book I couldn't put down.

The exciting and energetic second instalment in this popular series. Tim finds himself chasing the most dangerous criminals in Brazil – the notorious Pelotti brothers. He stumbles across their hideout in Rio and pursues them into the jungle. They have guns, knives, boats, planes and forty sacks of cash. Tim just has his brains – and a little help from a dog called Grk! Other grk books include A Dog Called Grk, Grk and the Hot Dog Trail and finally Grk Smells a Rat.


Grk and the Pelotti Gang by Joshua Doder

Tim and his dog Grk, zip through the streets of Rio at high speed, after the notorious Pelotti gang. Then their plane crashes in the jungle, and they find themselves having to fight to the death, on the world's biggest waterfall. Will it be enough to stop the most dangerous criminals in South America?


Not since Tintin and Snowy has there been such a touching boy-dog relationship. -- Amanda Craig * The Times * The book - Alex Ryder for middle school children - offers a smart, pacy, staccato style -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times * [An] infectious mix of thrills, spills and off-the-cuff humour * Scotsman * Joshua Doder is not the first contemporary author to prove that the spirit of the children's gang is alive and well, but few have done it with such confident, bright stylishness. * TES * [A] perfect partnership for 7+ -- Amanda Craig * The Times *

About the Author

Joshua Doder

Joshua Doder lives in London with his wife, two dogs, three cats and a ferret called Miki. He has worked as a chef, a librarian and an actor. His hobbies include collecting Japanese pottery and climbing mountains. He has also written adult books, had plays performed, and reviewed for a major national newspaper under a pseudonym.

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240 pages


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th May 2006




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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