Grk and the Phoney Macaroni by Joshua Doder
  

Grk and the Phoney Macaroni

Written by Joshua Doder
Part of the A Grk Book Series

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March 2012 Book of the Month. Grk and his erstwhile master Tim have been all over the world in their previous 7 adventures and in this one they visit Italy. Before long however, Grk has been kidnapped and Tim is wondering how he's going to get him back. It's a fun-filled and action-packed adventure in which the reader experiences the country almost at first hand whilst joining Tim in his quest. Tha fabulous duo of Grk and Tim may well remind you of the other irrepressible action and adventure duo of Tintin and Snowy. Great stuff.

A message from the author: “The eight Grk books have taken me around the world in my imagination if not always in reality. Sometimes I’ve written about places that I know well; sometimes about places that I’ve visited; and sometimes I’ve written about places I haven’t seen, but have researched through films and books and conversations. The eighth book is set in a country I have visited many times, Italy. I love the people, the culture, the food and the weather, and it was a great pleasure to send Tim and Grk there, and explore Rome through their eyes.”

Synopsis

Grk and the Phoney Macaroni by Joshua Doder

Tim and Grk's eighth amazing adventure takes them to the home of pizza, pasta and the leaning tower of Pisa. There they meet the Duke of Macaroni, a man with a terrible secret which he will do anything to hide. Grk is walking happily through the park, sniffing trees and chasing squirrels, when he's suddenly snatched by two men in black suits. Where are they taking him? And how can Tim get him back?

Reviews

'I simply couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened to Tim and Grk ... Great reading for boys.' - The Bookbag

Praise for the Grk Series:

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the Blue Peter Book Award

‘Smart and pacy’ - Sunday Times

‘A cracking read’ - The Bookseller

‘The humour, narrative voice and absence of magic stuff are a delight’ - Amanda Craig, The Times

‘Grk is a successful modern Snowy to Tim Malt’s Tintin’ - Books for Keeps

‘[An] infectious mix of thrills, spills and of-the-cuff humour’ - Scotsman

‘Doder has breathed new life into the classic ingredients of children’s adventure writing . . . Gr-eat stuff ’ - TES

‘A high-octane plot, filled with action, suspense and humour, along with an element of dark political seriousness, combine to create a hugely entertaining read.’ - Sunday 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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joshua Doder
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Author's Website

www.joshlacey.com/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012

ISBN

9781842709320

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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.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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