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Alex Milway - Author

About the Author

Alex Milway has always enjoyed making up stories and, after leaving art college, he discovered that he liked to write and illustrate them as well. His interest in furry creatures first reared its head in the The Mousehunter trilogy, where weird and wonderful mice ran riot all over the world. In The Mythical 9th Division, the fur quota got even bigger, as he had to master the art of drawing a troop of yetis whose main purpose was to save the world. His new series, Pigsticks and Harold, features a furry hamster and a decidedly un-furry pig. Alex is now a full-time author-illustrator and works from his home in London, SE20.

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Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Hotel Flamingo: Carnival Caper

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh 'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson It's the last of the autumn days before winter sets in, which means it's time for CARNIVAL! And Hotel Flamingo, the sunniest hotel in town, is all set to join the party. Animal Boulevard is a riot of colour, and every establishment is preparing a float for the annual procession. Anna is determined to win the prize for Hotel Flamingo for the best display, despite rival hotel the Glitz having won it every year since the Carnival began. Meanwhile Hotel Flamingo is welcoming its usual array of eclectic guests. Wilbur the sheepdog, who has no home, and needs a place to stay and someone to give him a chance at a new start. Mr and Mrs Kunkworth, a pair of skunks, who are rather anxious, and Mac Macaw the parrot, who is quite the opposite ... Things start to get complicated, though, when Anna gets some very unexpected guests - the mega-famous band The Nocturnal Animals! How will she keep their stay a secret while also making sure her guests don't get kept awake by the band's night-time practising and antics? Then on top of this, disaster strikes! The rainy season comes early, and high winds and torrential rain lash down across the Boulevard. Can Anna save the Carnival, the band and the day? The third in an enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends

Hotel Flamingo: Holiday Heatwave

Hotel Flamingo: Holiday Heatwave

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

'A total joy' PIERS TORDAY 'Truly heartwarming and uplifting' PHILIP ARDAGH 'Bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON An enchanting four-book series featuring the adventures of Anna and her array of animal friends The temperature is rising, which can only mean one thing: it's summer! Bookings are up at Hotel Flamingo and the hotel is getting busy. Anna is excited to receive word from King Penguin royalty asking to holiday in their Royal Suite. But there's a lot to get done, and it's not easy to manage the needs of the penguins when there's a heatwave on and a huge ice shortage. Help! Can Anna get Hotel Flamingo back to its usual shining self and have happy guests all round?

Hotel Flamingo

Hotel Flamingo

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

An enchanting new series for fans of OTTOLINE, CLAUDE and VIOLET AND THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT 'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh 'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson 'Five stars for Hotel Flamingo!' Harriet Whitehorn 'A delightfully sunny new series' Polly Faber 'Crammed full of characterful animal illustrations with accents of zinging pink, this flamboyant early chapter book is a splendid, unpreachy testament to the power of hard work' Guardian When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she's determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel - all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it's a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all - with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly elevator mouse, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist ... As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure

Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Tuptown is in trouble ... can Pirate Pigsticks and First Mate Harold save the day? Pigsticks and Harold embark on a pirate adventure in the third book of the hilarious illustrated Pigsticks and Harold series. Disaster strikes when Pigsticks' old enemy Sir Percival Snout turns up in Tuptown and claims the whole town belongs to him. Pigsticks and Harold need to raise a fortune to buy it back - and fast. Luckily, Pigsticks' great-great-grandpig was a pirate, and his buried treasure has never been found. Can Pigsticks and Harold become pirates and track down the treasure before Sir Percival knocks down the whole town?

Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Pigsticks and Harold are travelling through time - will they ever make it back to Tuptown? Pigsticks and Harold travel through time in the fourth book of Alex Milway's hilarious, colour-illustrated series. When Pigsticks wants to win first prize at the Tuptown Science Fair, there's only one place to look for help - the future! But his rusty time machine is hard to control and soon Pigsticks and Harold are landing in trouble all throughout history. Will they make it home, or be lost in time ... for ever?

Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Pigsticks and Harold are travelling through time - will they ever make it back to Tuptown? Pigsticks and Harold travel through time in the fourth book of Alex Milway's hilarious, colour-illustrated series. When Pigsticks wants to win first prize at the Tuptown Science Fair, there's only one place to look for help - the future! But his rusty time machine is hard to control and soon Pigsticks and Harold are landing in trouble all throughout history. Will they make it home, or be lost in time ... for ever?

Pigsticks and Harold: the Ends of the Earth!

Pigsticks and Harold: the Ends of the Earth!

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

The adventures of Pigsticks, the world's most optimistic pig, and his sidekick Harold, an over-anxious hamster. Pigsticks and Harold set off on a journey to the Ends of the Earth armed only with a sense of adventure (Pigsticks'), common sense (Harold's), and a lot of cake. They pick their way through jungles, trek across deserts and climb a huge mountain, but the Ends of the Earth are always just out of reach. When their last crumb of cake is stolen and it doesn't look like they'll ever make it home again, they finally find the Ends of the Earth - in the last place they'd ever think to look.

Pigsticks and Harold: the Tuptown Thief!

Pigsticks and Harold: the Tuptown Thief!

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Step aside Holmes and Watson - only Pigsticks and Harold can solve the case of the Tuptown Thief! There's a thief on the loose in Tuptown, and the annual Butterfly Ball will be cancelled unless someone is brought to justice. Luckily, Pigsticks has crime-fighting in his blood and a magnifying glass in his hand. Will Detective Pigsticks and his keen-eyed assistant Harold solve the crime? And can they do it in time to save the Butterfly Ball?

Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure

Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Tuptown is in trouble ... can Pirate Pigsticks and First Mate Harold save the day? Pigsticks and Harold embark on a pirate adventure in the third book of the hilarious Pigsticks and Harold series, illustrated in full colour throughout. Disaster strikes when Pigsticks' old enemy Sir Percival Snout turns up in Tuptown and claims the whole town belongs to him. Pigsticks and Harold need to raise a fortune to buy it back - and fast. Luckily, Pigsticks' great-great-grandpig was a pirate, and his buried treasure has never been found. Can Pigsticks and Harold become pirates and track down the treasure before Sir Percival knocks down the whole town?

Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief

Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Step aside Holmes and Watson - only Pigsticks and Harold can solve the case of the Tuptown Thief! There's a thief on the loose in Tuptown, and the annual Butterfly Ball will be cancelled unless someone is brought to justice. Luckily, Pigsticks has crime-fighting in his blood and a magnifying glass in his hand. Will Detective Pigsticks and his keen-eyed assistant Harold solve the crime? And can they do it in time to save the Butterfly Ball?

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey

Author: Alex Milway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The adventures of Pigsticks, the world's most optimistic pig, and his sidekick Harold, an over-anxious hamster. Pigsticks and Harold set off on a journey to the Ends of the Earth armed only with a sense of adventure (Pigsticks'), common sense (Harold's), and a lot of cake. They pick their way through jungles, trek across deserts and climb a huge mountain, but the Ends of the Earth are always just out of reach. When their last crumb of cake is stolen and it doesn't look like they'll ever make it home again, they finally find the Ends of the Earth - in the last place they'd ever think to look.

Magma Conspiracy

Magma Conspiracy

Author: Alex Milway Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2011

The Mythical 9th Division take on a volcano - and their old nemesis, Balaclava - in this third world-saving adventure.A strange group of workers are killed in an eruption in Antarctica whilst conducting drilling tests on the local volcano, Mt Erebus. The yetis rush to help, only to discover the remains of a machine with a logo from a company called MAGMA Corps. Something is definitely up, and the yetis roll out to NY to investigate this suspicious corporation. On the 54th floor of a massive skyscraper, amidst sizzling rivers of fire and smouldering heat, the yetis uncover a plot to erupt every volcano in the Pacific Ring of Fire and to plunge the world into a Volcanic Winter - bringing famine, darkness and incredible cold to the Earth. And who could be behind such an evil scheme? None other than Balaclava - but isn't he dead!? There is no time to stop, the yetis of the Mythical 9th Division need to do something fast before Balaclava uses his Super Bomb on a Super Volcano and the world comes to an end!

Terror of the Deep

Terror of the Deep

Author: Alex Milway Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2010

The yetis of the Mythical 9th Division are back in a hair-raising Antipodean adventure.Long, long ago, an underwater archaeologist discovered an ancient and powerful jewel buried deep in the waters of the Pacific Ocean - the Stone of the Sea. Many years later, the same archaeologist, Christian Krall, has used the stone to bring every mythical sea creature on the planet under his control. Now he is plotting to destroy the world from his watery lair off the east coast of Australia. With the Mermen of the Mythical 3rd Division out of action, it falls to the Mythical 9th to stop Krall from creating the biggest tsunami the world has ever seen - a tsunami big enough to obliterate the Earth.

Operation Robot Storm

Operation Robot Storm

Author: Alex Milway Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2010

Three yetis are about to save the world in this hilarious new series by Alex Milway.Something strange is happening in the Welsh mountains. It should be the middle of summer, but Snowdonia has been beseiged by blizzards and ice storms. A company of Arctic-trained soldiers sent to investigate has disappeared and the only remaining hope is a secret troop of yeti agents - the Mythical 9th Division.Fully illustrated, and with a four-page comic-strip introduction to each chapter, this exciting first story also comes with a top-secret yeti code-breaker!

Mousehunter #2: The Curse of Mousebeard

Mousehunter #2: The Curse of Mousebeard

Author: Alex Milway Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2010

Across the Seventeen Seas lies a world filled with spies, ship battles, and secrets....For many years, a curse has condemned Captain Mousebeard, the feared mousehunting pirate, to a life at sea, never to set foot on dry land. But the dastardly Isaiah Lovelock, Mousebeard's mortal enemy, is growing in power, and only Captain Mousebeard is brave enough to stop him.In order to stand a chance against Lovelock, the fearless Emiline and her friends-now fugitives themselves- must help the captain break the curse before his fate is sealed forever. Their adventure takes them to Norgammon, a mythical land of lost mice. There, they are introduced to a wonderful and dangerous assortment of mouse species, and a terrifying battle awaits them.Will Emiline and her crew be able to escape their enemies' claws unscathed?

Mousehunter

Mousehunter

Author: Alex Milway Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2009

In Emiline's world, there are thousands of species of mice, some rarer than others. Mousehunters travel the world collecting the rarest and most special breeds, from the wily and deadly Sharpclaw Mouse to the dog-sized Elephant Mouse and the quick-as-lightning Comet Mouse.For Emiline, a mousekeeper in the employ of wealthy Isiah Lovelock, there is no greater dream than becoming a famous mousehunter. So when she is given the opportunity to join the hunt for the legendary pirate Mousebeard, she sets off on the most dangerous, most thrilling, most swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime.The Mousehunter is an extremely accessible, dark and thrilling story, featuring original black & white illustrations, maps and character portraits.

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