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Daren King - Author

About the Author

Daren King was born in Harlow, Essex. His debut novel, Boxy an Star, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He has written two other novels for adults, Jim Giraffe and Tom Boler, and a novel for children, Mouse Noses on Toast.

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Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection 3 Spooky Stories in 1

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection 3 Spooky Stories in 1

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Comprising Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, Ghostly Holler-Day and School of Meanies, this collection introduces readers to Humphrey Bump, Wither, Charlie Vapour, Pamela Fraidy and Tabitha Tumbly. Follow the ghosties' adventures as they try to convince us still-alives that though they may be dead, they are in fact frightfully friendly!

Little Fin - The Singing Fish

Little Fin - The Singing Fish

Author: Daren King, Gill Guile Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/06/2012

Little Fin really wants to be in a band. But there are no musical instruments left for her to play! Her friends are soon making some rocking tunes: Bababoom! Toodle-oodle! Tinkle Tinkle! Ting-a-ling! But then Little Fin discovers there is another way to be a star... Press the pages to hear the sounds in this noisy story that will delight both children and their parents.

Little Fin - The Singing Fish

Little Fin - The Singing Fish

Author: Daren King, Gill Guile Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/06/2012

Little Fin really wants to be in a band. But there are no musical instruments left for her to play! Her friends are soon making some rocking tunes: Bababoom! Toodle-oodle! Tinkle Tinkle! Ting-a-ling! But then Little Fin discovers there is another way to be a star... Press the pages to hear the sounds in this noisy story that will delight both children and their parents.

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Tabitha Tumbly, Charlie Vapour, Rusty Chains and friends can't understand why the still-alives in their house are so mean. When Pamela Fraidy gets locked in the attic by a still-alive, the ghosties are determined to make the still-alives like them. But the more friendly they are - hiding under beds and rushing out to read them a bed-time story, rushing down the chimney to say hello, the meaner the still-alives become; they even go so far as to run out of rooms shrieking! When the family start putting nasty garlic around the house and then call in a priest, the ghostie gloves are off: Tabitha and Charlie decide to call in The Ghoul to sort out the still-alives once and for all: But could the terrifying ghoul prove much more than even the ghosties bargained for? The cast of classic characters, brilliant one-liners and a clever plot will delight children and their parents.

Peter the Penguin Pioneer

Peter the Penguin Pioneer

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

This book is for penguins only. If you're not a penguin, stop reading now or I'll slap you with my flippers!' Fresh from a jungle trip, Peter, his exuberant assistant Punky and their friend Harold discover their beloved ice-skating rink has been over-populated with some dubious-looking penguins. Determined to weasel them out and return their rink to its former glory, Peter and Punky embark on an adventure involving flying fish, silly snowmen, angry polar bears and a bunch of very sneaky squirrels.

Sensible Hare and the Case of Carrots A Carrot Noir

Sensible Hare and the Case of Carrots A Carrot Noir

Author: Daren King Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Sensible Hare was not a sensible hare. But he was a hare, and he had the ears to prove it. Sensible Hare, Hare Detective has a relaxing job - until a sassy ladyhare comes into his office asking for help to track down a missing suitcase of carrots. It is going to be a tough carrot to munch, but Sensible hasn't had a case in months - he's behind with the rent , and the landlord is on his tail - so he accepts the case. And soon, he is being trailed by every villain in town. So begins an outrageous adventure of Hare Shampoo, dangerous scrapes, carrots and foxy ladyhares...

Mouse Noses on Toast

Mouse Noses on Toast

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

'I will have the colourful parrot soup,' the lady said, 'with extra beaky bits.' 'And I,' said her husband, 'will have mouse noses on toast.' The waiter flipped open his notebook and wrote this down. Would that be with whiskers, madam, or without? Hiding on the restaurant table, Paul Mouse's world has just turned upside down. Surely the man is making a joke? Isn't mouse noses on toast just a big myth? Gathering his friends - Sandra the Christmas tree decoration, Rowley Barker Hobbs, the sheepdog, and the Tinby, a kind of monster - Paul becomes determined to find the truth. So begins an adventure involving mouse activists, the prime minister, cheese addicts and a wildly insane Tinby. But what awaits them all at the mouse noses abbatoir? Will they escape with their whiskers intact? A crazy, charming tale with a wonderfully cheesy ending.

Mouse Noses on Toast

Mouse Noses on Toast

Author: Daren King Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2006

'I will have the colourful parrot soup,' the lady said, 'with extra beaky bits.' 'And I,' said her husband, 'will have mouse noses on toast.' The waiter flipped open his notebook and wrote this down. Would that be with whiskers, madam, or without? Hiding on the restaurant table, Paul Mouse's world has just turned upside down. Surely the man is making a joke? Isn't mouse noses on toast just a big myth? Gathering his friends - Sandra the Christmas tree decoration, Rowley Barker Hobbs, the sheepdog, and the Tinby, a kind of monster - Paul becomes determined to find the truth. So begins an adventure involving mouse activists, the prime minister, cheese addicts and a wildly insane Tinby. But what awaits them all at the mouse noses abbatoir? Will they escape with their whiskers intact? A crazy, charming tale with a wonderfully cheesy ending.

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