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The author Robin Price:
Robin Price is the author of three historical series’ Spartapuss , The Olympuss Games and Beowuff – where cats and dogs rule the world. His graphic novel London Deep was chosen as a Recommend Read for World Book Day in 2011. An Olivier nominated songwriter, Robin writes songs for Tall Stories theatre company. His writing credits include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson) and a musical version of Something Else by the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. When he’s not writing books. Robin leads creative writing workshops for kids and has run writing workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Club.
The illustrator Paul McGrory:
Born in Liverpool, Paul McGrory is an artist and animator as well as an illustrator .He studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London before working as a freelance illustrator. London Deep is his first published work. He also designs iPhone apps and games. He currently resides in London.
Father Thames is the page-turning sequel to London Deep (click here), set in London, now a sinking city where two rival police forces - kids vs adults - compete to keep the peace. Rebellious teen Jemima is determined in her new role within the Youth Police Department to track down her mother who turns out to be one of the leaders of a 'terrorist' group undermining the city. With non-stop adrenalin-fuelled drama throughout it won't disappoint both new and existing ardent fans of the London Deep series. The mix of text and graphic novel artwork throughout the book adds a further level to the story.
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 This is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure told through words and comic art. Set in the near future, in a flooded London where rival police forces – one for adults and one for kids – compete to keep the peace, it intertwines the story of Jemima, daughter of the Chief Inspector of Police, with contemporary issues of climate change and the environment in an original and provocative way but without sounding patronising. It’s a rattling good read and one in which you are sure to be drawn in to Jemima’s exploits of survival.
Age ranges 9 to 12 years Jemima Mallard is having a bad year. First somebody scuttled her houseboat. Now the Youth Cops think she's mixed up with a criminal called Father Thames. Not even her dad, a Chief Inspector with the 'Dult Police, can help her this time. Oh, and London's still sinking. All in all, it's looking like deep trouble for the girl they call 'Miss Hap'. London Deep is the page-turning tale of a sinking city where two rival police forces - kids vs adults - compete to keep the peace as a criminal mastermind is at work. It is half book, half graphic novel, with art on every page.
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