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Serious Graffiti by Barbara Mitchelhill
  

Serious Graffiti

Written by Barbara Mitchelhill
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective

Self-proclaimed supersleuth Damian Drooth has a new case: someone’s sprayed graffiti on the toilet walls and the whole school will be punished if the culprit isn’t caught. It’s a particularly difficult case but using all his observational and detecting skills Damian solves it, though only after causing chaos in the DIY store and being accused himself. Damian is a terrific little character, smart, funny, blind to his own faults and a magnet for trouble. Full of illustrations by Tony Ross these stories are super-satisfying for newly independent readers. ~ Andrea Reece

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Serious Graffiti by Barbara Mitchelhill

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian Drooth is electrified to hear the Headmaster tell everyone off about graffiti in one of the school toilets. He immediately wants to catch the culprit, but what he isn't expecting is to be accused of the crime himself! Can this brilliant mind clear his name and find the real vandal?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

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Madcap, cartoon-sketch humour TES

About the Author

Barbara Mitchelhill

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters.

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Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 9 years

Author

Barbara Mitchelhill
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2018

ISBN

9781783446667

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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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www.andersenpress.co.uk


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