Josh Lacey - Author

About the Author

Josh Lacey was born in London. He is the eldest of seven children, with two younger brothers and four sisters. He still lives in London, now with his wife and daughters.

Josh Lacey is the author of God is Brazilian, a biography of the man who introduced football to Brazil. He also writes under the name Joshua Doder, and his Grk novels have been received with acclaim; A Dog Called Grk was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award as well as many regional prizes, while Grk and the Pelotti Gang was shortlisted for the 2006 Blue Peter Book Awards in the ‘Book I Couldn't Put Down’ category.

Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, a screenwriter and a teacher before publishing his first novel. He is now a regular contributor to The Guardian. 

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Dragonsitter Trouble 2 books in 1

Dragonsitter Trouble 2 books in 1

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Two books in one means double the fun! Dear Uncle Morton, The McDougalls are here. Mr McDougall won't stop shouting. He has lost three sheep in a week. Now he wants to take your dragons away. Eddie has yet more trials by fire in this latest collection of fab Dragonsitter books. This time, he's dragonsitting on his uncle's remote Scottish island home, and getting some unexpected birthday party guests. What can possibly go wrong?

Sultan's Tigers

Sultan's Tigers

Author: Josh Lacey Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2013

The tiger is yours and you must come to take him. His jaw and chest are covered with fine jewels, rubies and emeralds... You must bring yourself to India and find this tiger.Tom Trelawney discovers an incredible family secret. While serving as a soldier in India one of his ancestors stole and then hid a precious, jewel-encrusted tiger. The tiger is one of eight -- all identical -- that once surrounded the throne of a legendary sultan. Now a ruthless Indian billionaire is attempting to collect the full set -- and only one is still missing.With his roguish Uncle Harvey in tow, Tom sets off to find this family treasure. But they're not the only people looking for it.

The The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding BC Blue (KS2) B/4A The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding Blue (KS2) B/4a

The The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding BC Blue (KS2) B/4A The Mystery of the Poisoned Pudding Blue (KS2) B/4a

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 5 Blue B (NC level 4a) fiction novel ... A restaurant in France, a fat man who collapses while eating, and a poisoned chocolate pudding: another mystery that has to be solved! Who dunnit? Inspecteur Timbre is baffled - this time, there is no obvious suspect. But Matt and Veronique are soon on the case!

The The Mystery of the Missing Finger BC Blue (KS2) A/4B The Mystery of the Missing Finger (Blue A/NC 4B)

The The Mystery of the Missing Finger BC Blue (KS2) A/4B The Mystery of the Missing Finger (Blue A/NC 4B)

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 5 Blue A (NC level 4b) fiction novel ... A stately home, a stolen painting, a thief dressed in black with a missing finger: these are the elements in a mystery that Inspector Stamp thinks is an open-and-shut case. The butler did it! Matt and his French exchange partner, Veronique, are far from convinced. The hunt is on to find the real thief!

Grk Down Under

Grk Down Under

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can't resist following his nose - and ends up on the other side of the world. He's in Australia, the land of surfing, sharks and the Red Jelly Gang, a ruthless band of crooks who have taken over the Sydney Opera House. Somehow, Tim will have to travel halfway around the planet, rescue his beloved dog and outwit the most wicked villains in the Southern Hemisphere.

Grk Takes Revenge

Grk Takes Revenge

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel, the dictator of Stanislavia. They rush after him, with their intrepid dog Grk. Will Max overstep the mark and do something dangerous? Will Colonel Zinfandel be a ruthless and violent as he is has been before? And how can two children and a dog do any good? All will be revealed when they reach Paris!

Grk Operation Tortoise

Grk Operation Tortoise

Author: Josh Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

When Tim discovers a man badly hurt on a beach, his sun-kissed relaxing holiday in the Seychelles takes on a more dangerous twist. He and Grk are the only ones, it seems, who want to know what happened. They find themselves speeding towards a well-guarded private island, and single-handedly foiling a dastardly plot threatening the local endangered giant tortoises.

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