Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves by Nick Garlick

Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves

Written by Nick Garlick
Part of the Aunt Severe Series

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March 2013 Book of the Month This delightful and original madcap adventure takes Daniel on his second visit to his Aunt Severe – or Great- Aunt Emily as she should be known. On his previous visit he saw both sides of his unusual relative’s behaviour; this year, he is sure he will get the better one. But, Daniel is in for a shock. It is Aunt Severe who he has come to stay along with a strange menagerie of unexpected animals…The sooner he can get to the bottom of the mystery of why the Colonel has gone missing again and get him back, the happier Aunt Severe will be. But, where will Daniel begin?


Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves by Nick Garlick

The Colonel is missing, and Aunt Emily is sad and severe again. But what does the Colonel's disappearance have to do with two notorious toy thieves? Daniel sets to work to find out. With the help of some escaped zoo animals, can Aunt Severe and Daniel track down the toy thieves and bring the Colonel home again?


Dahlesque characters and humour throughout. -- Clare Poole Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller

About the Author

Nick Garlick

Nick Garlick is a translator and copywriter, who first had a science fiction novel published many years ago. Aunt Severe and the Dragons, his first children's book, was published in 2010. It is soon to be followed by Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1990.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2013




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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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