Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder

Written by Jo Nesbo

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Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure from a debut children's writer but a well established and bestselling adult author Jo Nesbø who has been fairly compared to Stieg Larsson, the creator of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Newly moved into the neighbourhood, Nilly meets a strange old man who turns out to be Doctor Proctor, an almost famous inventor who is about to come up with a super-strength fart powder which can propel people into outer space. Can Nilly and his new friend Lisa help the mad professor and can they keep the fart powder safe from those who want to steal it?


Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo

Doctor Proctor has finally created something to help him fulfil his dream of becoming a famous inventor - a super-strength fart powder that can propel people into outer space! And with the help of his new neighbour Nilly, and Nilly's friend Lisa, Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder is ready to go worldwide! But ruthless twins Truls and Trym are determined to get hold of the powder for themselves. Their plot to spoil the Doctor's plans sparks a fart-filled adventure involving a firework extravaganza, a trip to prison and an escaped anaconda.

Jo Nesbo creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this first book of the Doctor Proctor series.

A must read for fans of David Walliams and Roald Dahl.

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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272 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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