The Bare Bum Gang and the Valley of Doom by Anthony McGowan


The Bare Bum Gang and the Valley of Doom by Anthony McGowan

Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are the Bare Bum Gang! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. Ludo leads the Bare Bum Gang on a raid through the Valley of Doom, deep in enemy territory. But as they are approaching their target, the BBG are ambushed by the Dockery gang. It looks like they are about to be annihilated (or pelted with mud really hard), but then they are rescued by a strange boy called Alfie. When they get back to their den, they find that their sweet stash has been plundered. The wrappers turn up in Ludo's binocular case. Added to the military fiasco in the Valley of Doom, the sweet theft is the final straw. Can Ludo keep his position as leader of the Bare Bum Gang? Or will he have to resort to desperate measures?

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It'll crack you up -- Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs series Bare Bum Gang is one of our favourite book series Anorak Magazine Describes the mingled paranoia and derring-do of den-makers everywhere with evil glee -- Amanda Craig The Times

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Born in Manchester, Anthony McGowan went to school in Leeds. He has worked as a nightclub bouncer, civil servant, and Open University tutor in philosophy. He published
his first novel for teenagers, Hellbent, in 2005. It was described by The Times as ‘a brilliantly nauseating thriller’.

His other books for teenagers include Henry Tumour and The Knife that Killed Me, the film of which was released in 2013.

He lives in London

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

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160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

5th February 2009



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