Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery by Jo Nesbo

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery

Written by Jo Nesbo

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Best-selling Doctor Proctor is back in a swift moving, smart talking new adventure. This time inventive scientist Doctor Proctor together with his young friends Nilly and Lisa are after a Russian billionaire who has robbed all the gold bars from the Norwegian gold reserve and melted the last one into a football trophy. Can the good Doctor outwit the Russian billionaire and his henchmen? As ever, it’s a roller coaster ride with lots of laughs along the way.

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Full of humour and witty dialogue, the Doctor Proctor books feature wonderfully weird characters. Jo Nesbø has let his imagination run wild in this delightful, wacky children’s series, packed with crazy inventions and plenty of explosive action.

Best known for his adult crime thrillers, Jo Nesbø has sold millions of books worldwide. His first children’s book, Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, became the number one debut children’s book of all time in his native Norway, and has been sold in more than 20 countries so far! In the UK, the book was featured in the Richard & Judy Kids’ Book Club.


Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery by Jo Nesbo

When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failed break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out.


Reviews for the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series:
“This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends.” James Patterson

“A hilariously funny, totally crazy, and exceptionally brilliant book.”

“Plenty of sniggers to be had... a surprisingly tender book, too.” Financial Times

“A hilarious story... great to see real talent emerge in a category often dominated by
formulaic series.” The Bookseller

“Wickedly entertaining.” The Big Issue

“A hilarious tale with extraordinary characters that are sure to be timeless in their
appeal.” INIS

“A fast-paced and delightfully ridiculous adventure.” Julia Eccleshare,

“Reminiscent of Roald Dahl, it has all the elements to keep children hooked.”
Waterstone’s Books Quarterly

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

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?
A. Laziness

Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Imagination

Q. Who is your favourite fictional hero?
A. Batman

Q. Who is your favourite fictional villain?
A. Joker

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?
A. Bananas.

Q. What are your 5 favourite songs?

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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320 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 99 years


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

24th October 2013




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