The Great Jail Break by Caryl Hart


The Great Jail Break by Caryl Hart

Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life behind bars for these two hapless rogues? This is the third title in an hilarious series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at and Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Follow her at and http:/ 'Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T. Smith. Early reading made highly enjoyable.' Independent on Sunday


I was excited to pick this up; I'm familiar with Alex T Smith, having seen him whilst doing my teacher training - I enjoy his Claude series, and so do my current class of year 3s! Children must have a good sense of humour to fully appreciate this novel, I can't wait to share it with my class!! -- Lizi Coombs, teacher Reading Zone Unusual, funny and exciting The Guardian Laugh out loud as you follow the latest adventure in the super Foxy Tales series Families Chiltern Comedy geniuses Smith and Hart collaborate for a crazy new series... aimed at developing readers. Children's Bookseller It is the best book I have ever read. I really, really loved this. I think is it so, so funny -- Jennifer Sampson, aged 9 Evening Echo (Cork)

About the Author

Caryl Hart

Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and is shortlisted for a third. She lives in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

5th March 2015



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