Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine by John Dougherty
  

Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine

Written by John Dougherty
Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Synopsis

Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine by John Dougherty

Approved by the Great Kerfuffle Society for Approving Things Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to get going on this quest you know! These magic porcupines are pretty hard to find, so pay attention and stick with our fearless heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face. It could take many years for us to finish our gigantic quest, or it could take just under 200 pages, but I'm pretty sure we'll be back in time for tea, 'cause we'll be starving by then ...With a host of unforgettable characters such as ...ummm ...old what's her face and ...errrr ...young fellow-me-lad, this is nail-biting and thumb-sucking adventure that will leave you laughing and cheering and quite possibly really fancying a banana!

Reviews

'Not like any other book I have read' * Deven Brew, Kid Around * 'More randomness and anarchic humour' * Fiona Noble, The Bookseller * 'I thought the book was funny. The best bit was when the librarian found the book that they were in, and they discovered that they were in a book that was in a book that was in a book.' * By Kids For Kids review, the Guardian online *'

About the Author

John Dougherty

John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher.

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards and chosen for various book of the week/year roundups by the broadsheets, but more importantly, they make children giggle.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

John Dougherty
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th August 2014

ISBN

9780192734976


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