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PublisherSimon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date4th March 2010
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
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A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Fluent Readers.
Short-listed for Best Norwegian Children's Book 2007.
Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure from a debut children's writer but a well established and bestselling adult author Jo Nesbø who has been fairly compared to Stieg Larsson, the creator of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Newly moved into the neighbourhood, Nilly meets a strange old man who turns out to be Doctor Proctor, an almost famous inventor who is about to come up with a super-strength fart powder which can propel people into outer space. Can Nilly and his new friend Lisa help the mad professor and can they keep the fart powder safe from those who want to steal it?
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SynopsisDoctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo
Dr Proctor is an ageing inventor just waiting for his big break. When he teams up with his next-door neighbour Lise and her peculiar friend Nilli in making the world's most powerful fart powder, it seems his dream may be coming true, but the ruthless twins Truls and Trym Thrane are lurking in the background just waiting to spoil their plans. The drama that follows has repercussions that stretch beyond the imagination, inolving a wild chase through the sewer system of Oslo, anacondas and NASA. Full of humour and witty dialogue, Jo Nesbø creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this delightful children's book debut, reminiscent of Roald Dahl.
"This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends." James Patterson
"A hilarious story... Great to see real talent emerge in a category often dominated by formulaic series." The Bookseller
"rib-tickling tale." Kirkus Reviews
"a sweet, silly, and often amusing tale..." Publishers Weekly
"Lashings of silliness, quirkiness, self-deprecating humour, and a rollicking plot… Everyone will wish they knew a mad scientist who had a magic powder that could send them farting into the sky like a rocket." The Bookbag.co.uk
About The Author
Jo Nesbø is the most successful Norwegian author of all time, selling millions of his adult novels worldwide and becoming widely recognised as one of Europe's foremost crime writers. His debut children's book, Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder, sold more copies in his native Norway than any other children's debut, and rights have been sold in more than 25 countries, including the US.
Revealing Questions for Jo Nesbø:
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In a climbing wall at Ton Sai, Thailand
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. Who is your favourite fictional hero?
Q. Who is your favourite fictional villain?
Q. What is your favourite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Rock climbing and guitar playing.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favourite songs?
A. One. Perfect Skin, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Strawberry Fields by the Beatles, Independence Day by Bruce Springsteen, Shipbuilding by Elvis Costello, There She Goes by the Las.
On Books and Writing:
Q. Who are your favourite authors?
A. Knut Hamsun, Vladimir Nabokov, Jim Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Henrik Ibsen, Charles Bukowski, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. No. I never do. I probably should, but there are too many books, and I´m such a slow reader and with a limited life span.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Know your story and then tell it, not the other way around.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Are you insane?
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