Grk Smells A Rat by Joshua Doder

Grk Smells A Rat

Written by Joshua Doder
Part of the A Grk Book Series

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Grk, the loveable doggy star of four previous adventures, is back with a thirst for something new. A great boys-own read, with no magic, no fairies but plenty of fast-paced action. Now in Delhi for a tennis championship, Grk and his owner Tim are sold a dud copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Soon they are caught up trying to break the grip of a nasty criminal racket which involves making hundreds of children work as slaves. There’s danger at every turn but Tim and Grk are brave and determined and the story of their adventure is a terrific read. Other grk books include Grk and the Pelotti Gang, A Dog Called Grk, and Grk and the Hot Dog Trail.


Grk Smells A Rat by Joshua Doder

India is the country of curry, chutney, tigers, the Taj Mahal... and the blue rat gang. In Delhi, hundreds of children have been enslaved. Will no one help them? One person does. And one dog too. On trains and rickshaws, travelling from slums to palaces, Tim and Grk plunge into the heart of India for the most exciting adventure of their lives.


'The humour, narrative voice and absence of magic stuff are a delight.' 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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208 pages


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2008




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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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