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

The Bare Bum Gang and the Valley of Doom

Written by Anthony McGowan
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Part of the The Bare Bum Gang Series


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

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which was adapted into a highly acclaimed flm in 2014. Anthony has also written widely for younger children, including the award-winning Donut Diaries series, and Einstein’s Underpants, which was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His upcoming novel, The Art of Failing, is due to come out later this year. He lives in London.

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

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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160 pages


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Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th February 2009



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