Niteracy Hour by John Dougherty
  

Niteracy Hour

Written by John Dougherty
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Niteracy Hour by John Dougherty

WHAT A LOUSE! Jim is a head-louse, newly-hatched from a nit on Gregory's head. But as Gregory is a good listener and it's 'in his blood', Jim's breakfast turns him into a good listener too and suddenly school storytime changes from Literacy Hour to Niteracy Hour. And can Jim help Gregory do something about Duncan, the class bully? He's the real louse in the class-

Reviews

Witty repartee and extraordinary adventures . . . Dougherty has created an appealing combination of imagination, gross-out factor, classroom drama and humour. The illustrations are a perfect accompaniment of simplicity and silliness. Young confident readers will be delighted by this very lousy adventure and eager for a future sequel * Armadillo * A book which could acquire cult status * The School Librarian * This book is unique . . . Its appealing layout, large text and its simple yet effective black and white illustrations work very well. It's a great example of the quirky humour that younger readers enjoy * Children's Books Ireland * A delightfully offbeat view of school life * Junior * Parents my squirm at the subject matter but there's no denying that this is a hilarious story * South Wales Argus *

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
80 pages

Author

John Dougherty
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Young Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th April 2005

ISBN

9780552550826


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