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


Stinkbomb and 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!


'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.'

'More randomness and anarchic humour'

'Not like any other book I have read'

About the Author

John Dougherty
JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in London. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care. This is his third book for the Young Corgi list. His first, ZEUS ON THE LOOSE, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and JACK SLATER was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Award, pre-publication.

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192 pages


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Publication date

7th August 2014



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