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Shane Hegarty - Author

About the Author

Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times, but left to be a full time writer after DARKMOUTH sold in a frenzied auction at Bologna Book Fair in 2013. He lives with his family near Dublin.

Author photo by Róisín Macken-Price

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BOOT: The Creaky Creatures Book 3

BOOT: The Creaky Creatures Book 3

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

For fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken, this is the third hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure. With illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life, this is a thrill-ride of an adventure story, stuffed with fun, friendship, and a large number of malfunctioning robot pets. 'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer Boot was once a toy robot, but it has come a long way since it was scrapped and woke back up with only two-and-a-half glitchy memories. When Boot catches sight of a robot pet it used to know - Mr Piggles - our hero and pals follow it to a beautiful green square in the city of skyscrapers. Here they find not just real nature, but also a haven for broken and rejected pets. They also meet the children who look after the pets, and for whom this green space is a sanctuary too. But Boot is distracted by its emotions, swinging from happy to sad ... maybe Boot is broken? Can it work out what is wrong, with the help of its friends? Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope. Have you read the first BOOT story, shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Book Award?

BOOT: The Rusty Rescue Book 2

BOOT: The Rusty Rescue Book 2

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure, full of fun, friendship and a warehouse full of bouncy castles. 'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories. It has a home with its robot pals in an abandoned amusement arcade, and has discovered what true happiness is - although it's still not sure why humans are so leaky and weird ... But when Boot and the gang stumble upon Rusty, an old, broken robot, forgotten in the back of a testing lab, it's time to spring into action. Boot knows there's something special about Rusty - but can they free the old robot and help it find its purpose? Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope. Read more of Boot's adventures - shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Book Award - including Boot: small robot: BIG adventure and The Creaky Creatures.

BOOT small robot, BIG adventure Book 1

BOOT small robot, BIG adventure Book 1

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

*Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Book Award* This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure: full of fun, friendship ... and Boot's quest to find out why humans are so leaky and weird. 'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn't with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans. Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don't think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red - other 'advanced' robots who have learned to survive in secret. With new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing, and things aren't as simple as it remembers . . . Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope. It will take you by surprise and make you think about the world around you. Read more of Boot's adventures in The Rusty Rescue and The Creaky Creatures!

Darkmouth - Die dunkle Bedrohung

Darkmouth - Die dunkle Bedrohung

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2017

Monsteralarm! Eigentlich hat Finn mehr als genug Probleme am Hals, als ihn uberraschend ein Hilferuf von der verseuchten Seite erreicht: Ein machtiges Monster, das aus tausenden Knochen besteht, lasst die Legenden verzweifeln. Und klar ist auch, dass das Monster fruher oder spater zur Gefahr fur Darkmouth werden kann. Nur mit der Essenz von Gantrua kann das Knochenmonster Gashadokuro gestoppt werden. Finn bleibt keine Wahl, er muss es riskieren und seinen Erzfeind Gantrua wiederbeleben! Band 4 der Darkmouth Bestsellerreihe.

Hero Rising

Hero Rising

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2017

The edge-of-your-seat, monstrously-exciting, laugh-out-loud adventures of the most unfortunate monster-hunter ever to don armour...continue. Things can't get any worse. Legends are running riot. Half-hunters are out of control. Darkmouth has been taken away from Finn and Emmie, and Finn's dad Hugo proud Legend Hunter is washing dogs for a living. But something even more terrifying lurks beneath the surface: an ancient horror threatening both our world and the Infested Side. So scratch that. Things can get worse. Much worse. More than ever, Darkmouth is going to need a heroSadly, all it's got is Finn.

Hero Rising

Hero Rising

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2017

The edge-of-your-seat, monstrously-exciting, laugh-out-loud adventures of the most unfortunate monster-hunter ever to don armour... continue. Things can't get any worse. Legends are running riot. Half-hunters are out of control. Darkmouth has been taken away from Finn and Emmie, and Finn's dad Hugo - proud Legend Hunter - is washing dogs for a living. But something even more terrifying lurks beneath the surface: an ancient horror threatening both our world and the Infested Side. So scratch that. Things can get worse. Much worse. More than ever, Darkmouth is going to need a hero... Sadly, all it's got is Finn.

Hero Rising

Hero Rising

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The edge-of-your-seat, monstrously-exciting, laugh-out-loud adventures of the most unfortunate monster-hunter ever to don armour... continue. Things can't get any worse. Legends are running riot. Half-hunters are out of control. Darkmouth has been taken away from Finn and Emmie, and Finn's dad Hugo - proud Legend Hunter - is washing dogs for a living. But something even more terrifying lurks beneath the surface: an ancient horror threatening both our world and the Infested Side. So scratch that. Things can get worse. Much worse. More than ever, Darkmouth is going to need a hero... Sadly, all it's got is Finn.

Darkmouth - Ein legendares Winterfest

Darkmouth - Ein legendares Winterfest

Author: Shane Hegarty Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2016

Eigentlich mochte Nikolas der Schlachter nur das Winterfest am knisternden Kaminfeuer genieen. Doch daraus wird nichts! Denn es wurden Legenden gesichtet in Holl-sinki, und darum muss sich ein Legendenjager nun mal auch an Festtagen kummern. Also macht Nikolas sich widerwillig auf den Weg, um die einfallenden Legenden zu fangen. Dabei macht er nicht nur eine extrem merkwurdige Entdeckung, sondern trifft auch auf das Madchen Helmi, das ihn bei seiner Suche nach den Legenden unterstutzt. Ob es den beiden gelingt, die gefahrlichen Kreaturen zu schnappen, bevor sie groes Unheil uber das Dorf bringen? Eine turbulente Jagd beginnt ... Die etwas andere Wintergeschichte. Hochspannung garantiert! Exklusiv als E-Book erhltlich!

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