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Barry Hutchison - Author

About the Author

Barry Hutchison is an award-winning children’s author and screenwriter. Since 2008 Barry has written over 80 books for children, including several based on the hit TV show, Ben 10 , and a terrifying horror series Invisible Fiends . When not writing he is usually visiting schools and libraries to run events and story-writing workshops for kids and adults alike. Barry lives with his family in Fort William.  Read a Q&A with the author here.

 

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The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing

The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing

Author: Barry Hutchison Illustrator: Chris Mould Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues people in peril and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. In his second adventure, when local trolls start disappearing, Ben suspects foul play and sets off to solve the mystery. And that's how he meets the SWIVEL-EYED OGRE-THING. And gets a bit more fighting and danger than he'd bargained for... An hilarious series from Barry Hutchison, perfect for fans of Beast Quest, and brilliantly illustrated by Chris Mould.

The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

The concluding part of this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. Kyle is a bit of a problem child. He won't do what his dad tells him. But that's because his dad wants Kyle to unleash the scuttling, screaming, killer creatures of the Darkest Corners and bring about the end of the world. Now might be a good time to rebel...

The Beast

The Beast

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

The fifth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Kyle is having trouble with the neighbours. They've turned into black-eyed, flesh-eating zombies. Now would be a good time to leave town but out there, on the snow covered streets, something far worse is lurking. There is a beast in the shadows and the only way for Kyle to fight it is to use his powers. But every time Kyle uses them, he weakens the barrier between this world, and the terrifying, world of the Darkest Corners. If the barrier breaks there will be more killers on the streets.

Doc Mortis (Invisible Fiends, Book 4)

Doc Mortis (Invisible Fiends, Book 4)

Author: Barry Hutchison Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2011

The fourth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's BooksKyle wakes up in hospital - which is strange, because he doesn't remember being ill. And that's not all. He's also deliriously flitting in and out of the Darkest Corners, and in the shadow version of the hospital the surfaces aren't clean, and the sharp instruments aren't used for healing.It's Kyle's most terrifying experience yet, and it's about to get much, much worse.The doctor will see him now...The fourth installment of this darkly comic horror series

Doc Mortis

Doc Mortis

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The fourth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Kyle wakes up in hospital - which is strange, because he doesn't remember being ill. And that's not all. He's also deliriously flitting in and out of the Darkest Corners, and in the shadow version of the hospital the surfaces aren't clean, and the sharp instruments aren't used for healing. It's Kyle's most terrifying experience yet, and it's about to get much, much worse. The doctor will see him now... The fourth installment of this darkly comic horror series

The Crowmaster

The Crowmaster

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

After Kyle's ordeal at school, his mother packs him off to the safety of the countryside, where there will be no temptation to use his powers, and he can forget the bad things - like the fact that his dad is a monster determined to destroy the world. But here's the thing about the countryside: it's full of nature, and nature sometimes has claws. Followed by a spindly figure in the woods and attacked by crows, Kyle is about to discover that NOWHERE is safe from the invisible fiends...

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