Father Thames by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

Father Thames

Written by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

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Father Thames is the page-turning sequel to London Deep (click here), set in London, now a sinking city where two rival police forces - kids vs adults - compete to keep the peace. Rebellious teen Jemima is determined in her new role within the Youth Police Department to track down her mother who turns out to be one of the leaders of a 'terrorist' group undermining the city. With non-stop adrenalin-fuelled drama throughout it won't disappoint both new and existing ardent fans of the London Deep series. The mix of text and graphic novel artwork throughout the book adds a further level to the story.


Father Thames by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

Jemima Mallard has done the unthinkable, she's joined the Youth Police Department (YPD). Is she serious, or is she spying for the criminal Father Thames? Fellow YPD officer Nick Mallard isn't sure. Before he can test her loyalty, the two must go to war. Their city is under attack. From the Thames Barrier Reef to the Sink estates, strange ships have breached the defences. London hasn't seen anything like these raiders - adults and kids sailing and working together. But orders are orders, Jem must find find a way to stop them.


Praise for London Deep:

London Deep is a really amazing story about a twelve year old girl called Jemima Mallard. She lives in a flooded London of the future!! ... This book is a very enjoyable read with lots of drama action and fun. The comic pics are very enjoyable to look at and they fit well with this kind of story.’ - Abigail, aged 10.

'Is this part graphic novel, part standard text, or is it a story with illustrations...? It made my head ache, but my eleven year old loved it and seemed to have no trouble cutting backwards and forwards between the two...' - Rachel Ayers Nelson, School Librarian Magazine

About the Author

Robin Price, Paul McGrory

The author Robin Price:

Robin Price is the author of three historical series’ Spartapuss , The Olympuss Games and Beowuff – where cats and dogs rule the world. His graphic novel London Deep was chosen as a Recommend Read for World Book Day in 2011. An Olivier nominated songwriter, Robin writes songs for Tall Stories theatre company. His writing credits include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson) and a musical version of Something Else by the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. When he’s not writing books. Robin leads creative writing workshops for kids and has run writing workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Club.

The illustrator Paul McGrory:

Born in Liverpool, Paul McGrory is an artist and animator as well as an illustrator .He studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London before working as a freelance illustrator. London Deep is his first published work. He also designs iPhone apps and games. He currently resides in London.

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144 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 11


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Publication date

1st October 2011




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