Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey by Janet Foxley

Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey

Written by Janet Foxley
Illustrated by Steve Wells

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A welcome return of a delightfully tiny giant. Everything has changed on Mount Grumble as the Smallings – or humans - have gone. But, while all the other giants celebrate, Muncle Trogg worries that something is going badly wrong… Luckily his own person human friend, Emily, has remained behind and together they hatch a plan. The wonderfully topsy turvy giant world delights again.

Times Children's Fiction Competition logoThis is the sequel to Muncle Trogg, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010. The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition has been searching for the most talented, undiscovered writers of children’s fiction since 2008. Leading top authors such as Julia Donaldson and Michelle Paver have judged the competition alongside Chicken House publisher, Barry Cunningham. The first winner was Emily Diamand in 2008 with her novel, Flood Child. Sophia Bennett’s Threads won in 2009. Muncle Trogg has been a gigantic success - there's even a film from Sony Pictures Animation on its way. The winner of the 2011 competition, Kieran Larwood’s Freaks, will be released this April. Watch this space…


Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey by Janet Foxley

Muncle Trogg, the tiny giant, is worried. His home on Mount Grumble is about to erupt, and all the bigger giants can think about is celebrating the departure of the Smallings from down the mountain! Luckily for Muncle, his friend Emily hasn't abandoned him - and she has an idea. The giants might not listen to Muncle but they will listen to the wisest, most wondrous animal of all, a flying donkey.

Muncle has his own Facebook page - click here to visit. You can also learn more about him and find fun things to do on the author's website.


Praise for Muncle Trogg:

“Janet Foxley’s Muncle Trogg, the deserved winner of The Times’ 2010 Children’s Fiction Competition, is also recommended. Its story of an undersized giant has a lot going for it, including ingenious black and white illustrations by Steve Wells.” - Independent on Sunday

‘…funny, enjoyably yucky and entertainingly illustrated.’ - The Times

‘…The novel is enormously satisfying, a hugely enjoyable romp, with some great characters (including a wonderfully badly behaved young dragon called Snarg) and lots that will have children laughing out loud. The book’s design, all smudged pages and knowingly annotated sketches, adds even more to its appeal…’ -Andrea Reece, Books for Keeps

About the Author

Janet Foxley

Janet Foxley is the author of Muncle Trogg, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010. Since its publication, Muncle Trogg has sold to over 20 territories and was selected as a 2011 Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title.

Retired from her role as a university administrator, Janet is thrilled to have achieved publishing success and to be embarking upon a second career in her sixties. Janet now writes full time and is currently working on the next Muncle adventure. She lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in Cumbria with her husband Donald, and has three grown up children.

Muncle Trogg is currently being developed into an animated feature film by Sony Pictures Animation. The second book in the series, Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey, will be published by Chicken House in January 2012.

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208 pages


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Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

5th January 2012




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