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Paul Stewart - Author

About the Author

Paul Stewart was born in 1955 in London.  He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.

His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.

Paul Stewart lives in Brighton with his wife, a primary school teacher, and their two children.

Featured books by Paul Stewart

Wings!

Wings!

5+ readers

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2016

The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING...except Penguin. I wish I could fly! says Penguin sadly. Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?

Other books by Paul Stewart

The Edge Chronicles 13: The Descenders Third Book of Cade

The Edge Chronicles 13: The Descenders Third Book of Cade

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Celebrate twenty years of The Edge Chronicles with this thrilling conclusion to Stewart and Riddell's multi-bestselling epic fantasy series! Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he's never even met - the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove's deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn't the end of Cade's troubles - and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending. The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell's internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.

The Edge Chronicles 13: The Descenders Third Book of Cade

The Edge Chronicles 13: The Descenders Third Book of Cade

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Celebrate twenty years of The Edge Chronicles with this stunning special edition! Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he's never even met - the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove's deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn't the end of Cade's troubles - and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending. The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell's internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.

Bumper Blobheads

Bumper Blobheads

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

From the pair behind Muddle Earth and The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Bumper Blobheads contains four illustrated Blobheads books with a brand new cover look to celebrate the 20th Anniversary: 'Invasion of the Blobs', 'Talking Toasters', 'School Stinks!' and 'Beware of the Babysitter'. Are there blobheads in your toilet? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent intergalactic beings. Their companion Derek is . . . um . . . an intergalactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom . . .

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Race for the Meteorite

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Race for the Meteorite

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Race for the Meteorite is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, Nisha races against Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, and Boulderman, an ex-pupil of Hero Academy who holds a grudge, to find a meteorite that can give or boost superpowers. Who will find it first? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Bunny-wunny Blockade

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Bunny-wunny Blockade

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Bunny-wunny Blockade is in Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11. In this story, Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, traps the heroes inside Hero Academy. How will they manage to escape? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Catnapped

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: Catnapped

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Catnapped is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, Pip faces a difficult decision Slink has been captured, but the residents of Lexis City are also under threat. Will Pip be able to save them all? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: A Major Shock

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 12, Lime+ Book Band: A Major Shock

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. A Major Shock is in Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12. In this story, the Head asks Jin to show two school inspectors around Hero Academy, but their visit doesn't quite go to plan! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Doctor Nowhere

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 11, Lime Book Band: Doctor Nowhere

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Doctor Nowhere is in Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11. In this story, Doctor Nowhere, enemy of Hero Academy, uses a strange machine called the Octagone to make the heroes disappear. Will Ben be able to save his friends? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Rabbit and Hedgehog Treasury

Rabbit and Hedgehog Treasury

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This uplifting collection from Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart's wonderful world of Rabbit and Hedgehog includes all four stories: Rabbit's Wish A Little Bit of Winter What Do You Remember? The Birthday Presents From birthdays to remembering games, from hibernation to wishes come true, Rabbit and Hedgehog's wonderful adventures have been brought together for the very first time in this exquisitely bound treasury. Filled with true friendship and adventure, these are tales to be enjoyed again or for the very first time. `...with gorgeous illustrations by the former children's laureate Chris Riddell... Perfect fodder for your little metaphysician' The Times 'Hedgehog and Rabbit are a winning pair.' Daily Telegraph

Wings!

Wings!

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING... except Penguin. I wish I could fly! says Penguin sadly. Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Sausage Level 10

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Sausage Level 10

Author: Paul Stewart, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

There can only be one winner, says the Judge of the Dog Competition. Me, of course, thinks Sausage, the short-legged dog. Ella, his owner, is not so sure Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Wings!

Wings!

5+ readers

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2016

The sky is full of birds and ALL of them are SWOOPING AND SOARING...except Penguin. I wish I could fly! says Penguin sadly. Owl, Parrot and the other birds try their best to help, but NOTHING seems to get their friend off the ground! How can Penguin achieve his deepest desire, and fly?

Scavenger: Mind Warp

Scavenger: Mind Warp

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

My name is York. I'm a scavenger. I'm fourteen years old . . . I am on a mission to save mankind. The zoids have taken over the Biosphere and it is up to York to journey back into the memory banks of the central computer to discover the glitch that first corrupted the zoids and threatened humanity. In danger of losing himself in this warped world, York must battle his own mind to find the answers he needs. With the fate of mankind in his hands, is York strong enough to hold on to himself? The final book in this exciting series, Scavenger: Mind Warp is a gripping futuristic adventure from the award-winning Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

Scavenger: Chaos Zone

Scavenger: Chaos Zone

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

After their fierce battle with the zoids, York and Belle must journey down to the next level of the Biosphere, where all the plants and animals for the journey from Earth were kept. Since the zoid uprising this level has become a deadly mix of enormous carnivorous plants, mutated insects and animals that have evolved in terrifying ways. York and Belle have no choice but to fight their way through this dangerous landscape to reach the centre of the ship, where they will finally solve the mystery of the zoids.

Scavenger: Zoid

Scavenger: Zoid

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Scavenger: Zoid is the first in a brilliant sci-fi adventure series from the team behind The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on its century-long journey to find a new Earth. When it launched it was populated by thousands of hopeful passengers and the most technologically advanced Zoids in the world, ready to serve the crew's every need. But that was then, and this is now. The Zoids rebelled against their masters, wiping out most of the crew in one bloody uprising. Now the few remaining humans are hunted by the Zoids like vermin. Fourteen-year-old York is a Scavenger - he hunts Zoids and kills them by any means he can, bringing back their parts to mend the technology on which the few remaining humans rely. York has always battled to survive, but now the fate of his people is in his hands . . .

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2014

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In the fiercely competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air . . .

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all of his supporters - including Cade. So now he has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade's only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine - a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the unpleasant-sounding threat of 'skyfiring'...Stewart and Riddell return to the world of the Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter. Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge.

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Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

WOOF! Alice's new pet budgie doesn't speak. It barks! Dad says the bird must go, but what do you do with a barking budgie? OINK! When greedy Albert pinches a Mars bar, his grandmother warns him of the curse of the were-pig. Will he grow a curly tail when the sun comes out? RIBBIT! The croaking frog in the garden is driving Looby loopy! Grandad wonders if it's an enchanted prince, but Looby doesn't believe in fairy tales any more. Maybe she should just give the frog a tiny kiss . . . Three lively, funny tales from Smarties Prize-winning author Paul Stewart.

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Are there blobheads in your toilet? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent intergalactic beings. Their companion Derek is . . . um . . . an intergalactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom . . . From the pair behind Muddle Earth and The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Bumper Blobheads contains four illustrated Blobheads books: Invasion of the Blobs, Talking Toasters, School Stinks! and Beware of the Babysitter.

Dogbird

Dogbird

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Woof! Woof! Woof! When Alice chose a budgie for a pet, Mum and Dad thought it was the perfect pet - until they try to teach it to talk. For Dogbird will only bark. But its bark is to prove very useful indeed when Grandma becomes the target of burglars...Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

The Edge Chronicles 6: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Third Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 6: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Third Book of Twig

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Twig Verginix has gained a formidable reputation as the young sky pirate captain who dared to sail over the Edge. But far out in open sky a storm is brewing. In its path lies Sanctaphrax - the great floating city tethered to the land by a massive chain. Twig has learned of the approaching danger, but a perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew into and beyond the Deepwoods and robbing Twig of his memories. The race against the storm begins, as Twig struggles to reach Sanctaphrax and save its inhabitants before it is too late . . . Midnight Over Sanctaphrax is the third book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Edge Chronicles: The Sky Chart

Edge Chronicles: The Sky Chart

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2014

A digital exclusive short story starring Quint, from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's bestselling Edge Chronicles.Quint is in urgent need to money to repair his skyship, the Stormchaser. So when Multinius Gobtrax offers him a job creating a sky chart of the Deepwoods, he eagerly accepts - on the condition that his wife Maris can go with him. But Maris has a secret that she must keep hidden from their superstitious new captain at any cost. After all, it is considered very bad luck to give birth onboard a skyship . . .

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: Snowblind

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16 More Pack A: Snowblind

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meg is helping her father make a film about life in the Arctic in Snowblind. But she and Joe, a young Inuit, soon find themselves deep in a dangerous struggle between the old ways and the new. Is the solution wilder and more fantastic than any fiction? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The Weather Witch

The Weather Witch

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2013

Joe and Kerry, sent to stay in the country with their great-aunt, find themselves whirled into the past when they investigate the mystery of an Elizabethan village that escaped destruction by simply vanishing overnight - more than four hundred years ago. But the spell that saved it then has now become a curse...

Returner's Wealth

Returner's Wealth

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2013

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Quint Verginix has enrolled as a squire in the Knight's Academy. After his training, he will be able to pilot stormchaser sky-ships into the heart of Great Storms, and retrieve the solidified lightning - stormphrax - to weigh down the floating rock on which Sanctaphrax is built. But as a freezing winter takes hold, and the city strains to break free of its tether, ancient feuds threaten to tear its people apart. On his own, Quint can do nothing to help avert the impending doom. But with the help of a band of loyal friends he might just be able to avert disaster. The Winter Knights is the second book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Fourteen-year-old Quint Verginix is the only remaining son of famous sky-pirate Wind Jackal. He and his father have journeyed to the city of Sanctaphrax - a great floating rock, bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds. But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible lurks. With his father away, Quint may be the only one who can save Sanctaphrax from the dreaded curse of the gloamglozer . . . The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Midnight Hand

The Midnight Hand

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2013

It was only when he woke up that Tom realized he'd been asleep. It was still night-time, and outside a raging wind was buffeting the windows and howling down the chimney - not that it was the wind which had woken Tom... When Tom starts at Styles Grange Boarding School he knows he will feel a little lonely, but he never dreamed he'd experience such pure terror! For at midnight, when the bronze bell tolls, Tom feels something stroking his cheek, something cold and dry. . . a skeletal hand! A gripping and chilling mystery from popular author Paul Stewart.

Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Seventeen-year-old Micah, enters the wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - and Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero... He soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker, and together they defend a rare whitewyrme egg and its precious hatchling. But the fledgling wyrme has its own guardian in the shape of the beautiful, brave and dangerous Thrace. Thrace and Micah should never mix - but the magnetism between them is strong. Together they join forces on a mission to rescue the hatchling - and seek vengenace for lost loved-ones. A truly immersive fantasy epic: full of thrilling, high octane action; powerful romance and a cast of credible, colourful characters.

Fergus Crane

Fergus Crane

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2009

High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Vox. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues? Part of the Rook trilogy set fifty years later than the events of the Twig sequence - and filled with fascinating new characters and settings that will enthral fans of the series.

Dogbird

Dogbird

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2009

Woof! Woof! Woof! When Alice chose a budgie for a pet, Mum and Dad thought it was the perfect pet - until they try to teach it to talk. For Dogbird will only bark. But its bark is to prove very useful indeed when Grandma becomes the target of burglars...

Barnaby Grimes

Barnaby Grimes

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2009

"e;One moment I was standing there, sword raised, knees trembling. The next, in a blur of fur and fury, the hellish creature was flying towards me, its huge front paws extended and savage claws aiming straight at my hammering heart..."e; Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock ladhell deliver any message anywhere anytime. As fast as possible. Tick-tocktime is money! But strange things are afoot. One moonlit night, as Barnaby highstacks above the city, leaping from roof to roof, gutter to gable, pillar to pediment, a huge beast attacks. He barely escapes with his life. And now his friend Old Benjamin has disappeared...

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In LEGION OF THE DEAD, Barnaby finds himself embroiled in a plot that includes a legion of zombies raised from the dead. In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, and so were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell, running from above the ground, down through the earth and the lid of the coffin, and tied to the little finger of the buried body. Those who found themselves awake in the darkness of their coffin could wiggle their finger and summon help. And so one night, Barnaby makes a shortcut through a graveyard and is horrified to hear the tinkling of dozens of little bells...

Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull

Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted ship in the fog of the docks, and delivering it to the local schoolmaster, Barnaby thinks he's earned a moment to sit on the rooftops and eat his favourite pasty. But soon he realises that all is not well at the school - but is the problem quite as he expects it? A gruesome tale of a school overrun by a terrible curse - who will survive?

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and 'high-stacking' around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog. He kills it - but that's not the end of this particular mystery . . . as Barnaby finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs... Could there be more to the seemingly respectable Dr Cadwallader and the tonics he doles out to the poor? Is there a link between the tonic and the huge dogs - or possibly wolves - that are roaming the city at night? When Barnaby's old acquaintance Benjamin goes missing, Barnaby fears the worst for him, and decides to dig deeper... A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. This new series from the bestselling dream team of Stewart and Riddell is a must for all fans of the Edge Chronicles - but also for fans of Horowitz and Shan, as they move into new territory and deliver a brilliantly exciting thriller-horror for boys.

Edge Chronicles 3: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Edge Chronicles 3: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Author: Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2007

Far over the Edge, a mighty storm is brewing - a whirling vortex of immense power and unimaginable ferocity that is essential to the survival of the Edgelands. In its path is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain. Sailing over the Edge and into the maelstrom itself, Twig - a young sky pirate captain - is the only Edgelander to learn of the approaching danger. But the perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew far into - and beyond - the Deepwoods, and robbing Twig of all memory.Setting out for the Deepwoods, Twig is determined to gather together his lost crew. But will his journey help unlock his memory too? For if no action is taken, Sanctaphrax will be at the mercy of the Storm, the Edgewater River will cease flowing - and a stagnant darkness will spread out like a vast fungus over every inch of the edgelands.Brilliantly illustrated and filled with highly original characters - from trogs and goblins, to savage cloddertrogs, treacherous shrykes and gruesome waifs - Midnight Over Sanctaphrax can be read as a single action-packed adventure or as the final triumphant tale in a magnificent fantasy trilogy.

Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2007

An exciting and original story for children growing in reading confidence. Dom and Abi set out on a dangerous quest to discover the secrets of the magician Mesmo. Are they putting themselves in the line of fire? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles Book 2

Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles Book 2

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Step to the Edge and enter a thrilling new fantasy series filled with amazing characters and unimaginable adventuresand see for yourself what lies beyond!Far, far away, jutting out into the emptiness beyond, lies the Edge. Both the land and the air are filled with strange peoples and terrifying creatures; actionand dangerawait at every turn. On board the famous sky ship Stormchaser, Twig eagerly looks forward to the adventure and excitement that lie ahead in his new life as a sky pirate. The crews quest: to collect stormphraxthe precious substance created at the heart of a Storm the very moment it unleashes its most intense power. Only a sky ship as powerful as the Stormchaser, piloted by a man as brave and fearless as Cloud Wolf, could risk entering such a storm. . . .

The Edge Chronicles 3 Clash of the Sky Galleons

The Edge Chronicles 3 Clash of the Sky Galleons

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn what it really means to be a sky pirate and to learn from his father. But Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal - and his judgement is flawed. His actions endangers the lives of his crew - and his son. As they travel from the taverns and backstreets of Undertown and the wonders of the shipbuilders' yards, to the dark dangers of the Deepwoods, where Quint and Maris become separated from the rest of the crew and encounter some terrifying creatures - and finally to the mysterious, ghostly sky-wreck in Open Sky, where they discover the truth about Smeal - and face a new terror...

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy - training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and head out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater, and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld...

Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles Book 1

Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles Book 1

Author: Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Far, far away, jutting out into the emptiness beyond, lies the Edge. Filled with strange peoples and terrifying creatures, this is a world unlike any other, where actionand dangerawait at every turn. Abandoned at birth in the dangerous Deepwoods, young Twig has been brought up by a family of woodtrolls. He has always thought he was one of them, until, one cold night, he finds out hes not. Soon he sets off to find out who he really is, and he does the unthinkablehe strays from the path.So begins the heart-stopping adventure that will take Twig through a nightmarish world of goblins and trogs, bloodthirsty beasts and flesh-eating trees. Only two things keep Twig going: the hopes of discovering his true identity and finding his destiny. Step to the Edge and enter a thrilling new fantasy series filled with amazing characters and unimaginable adventures--and see for yourself what lies beyond!From the Compact Disc edition.

Freeglader

Freeglader

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own- A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.

Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2004

Free Lance is down on his luck and stuck in the Badlands. And as usual there is an oaf who wants to take him on. But that fight leads to a job offer which has enough gold attached to it to get him out of this hole: the local lord wants him to recover an enchanted crown from the middle of the lake of skulls. Of course he omits to tell Free Lance of the terrors that await. Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure introduces a marvellous new hero by two of the leading exponents of the genre with an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of THE EDGE CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 8, produced in consultation with literacy consultant Wendy Cooling.

Free Lance and The Field Of Blood

Free Lance and The Field Of Blood

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2004

Free Lance has had a good season, and has earned the right to compete in a major tournment for the first time in a long while. Soon all the money is on him to win. But the Duke makes him an offer he cant refuse - to lose to his own man. Just to complicate things, the Duke's niece begs Free Lance to defeat her uncle's henchman to save her from a brutal marriage - Free Lance always had a soft spot for a damsel in distress. Caught between a rock and a hard place, has our hero bitten off more than he can chew? Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure by two of the leading exponents of the genre, sees the return of an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of THE EDGE CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 8, produced in consultation with literacy consultant Wendy Cooling.

Muddle Earth

Muddle Earth

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/03/2004

As the third moon rises over Muddle Earth's Perfumed Bog, the twinkling lights are lit on a small houseboat, home to a wizard, Randalf, and his familiar, a very sarcastic budgie called Veronica. Randalf is in trouble - he's stony broke. He's just spent his last silver pipsqueak. There's only one way for a wizard to make cash on Muddle Earth - and that's by doing some magic. There's just one problem: Randalf has lost his spell book. He's just got a fragment of paper with half a spell on it - telling him how to summon a Great Warrior Hero. The last one, Quentin the Cake-Baker, wasn't a great success. But this time, it's going to be different. And life is about to change beyond recognition for an ordinary schoolboy on ordinary earth - Joe Jefferson - and his dog, Henry. Welcome to a world of ogres and goblins, batbirds and pink stinky hogs, flying cupboards and terrifying teddy bears . . .

Muddle Earth

Muddle Earth

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2004

Where would you find a perfumed bog filled with pink sticky hogs and exploding gas frogs? A place that's home to a wizard with only one spell, an ogre who cries a lot and a very sarcastic budgie? Welcome to Muddle Earth. A place where anything can happen - and usually does. Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy from ordinary earth, is about to find his life changed forever. Prepare for a great battle of good, evil and sort of OK...

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2003

ARE THERE BLOBHEADS IN YOUR TOILET? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird, purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent inter-galactic beings. Their companion Derek is...um...an inter-galactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the Universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom...Incredibly funny and original stuff from the ever-more successful creators of The Edge Chronicles, now in one big fat volume.

The Watch-Frog

The Watch-Frog

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Looby has been woken every night for two weeks by a very noisy frog. Her grandpa thinks it might be a prince under a spell, but Looby doesn't believe him. When she does give the frog a kiss, she finds out that he is indeed a boy - under a very unusual spell!

Rabbit's Wish

Rabbit's Wish

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2002

Rabbit and Hedgehog are the best of friends, even though Rabbit is awake all day, but Hedgehog is only awake at night. Rabbit finds himself wishing that Hedgehog could stay up all day, just once. Will Rabbit's wish come true?

The Were-Pig

The Were-Pig

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2002

OINK! OINK! When Albert pinches a Mars Bar from a girl's lunch-box at school, his grandmother - Nan Tucker - is very worried. She says that his greediness means that next time he's out in the sun, he will turn into a were-pig - half human, half pig and very very greedy! Will Albert grow a curly tail? Will his feet turn into trotters? A hilarious story about greediness from the bestselling author, Paul Stewart.

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2001

When Giant Baby finds a very small something lost in the woods, he only wants to help. He takes the Very Small home to meet his very big mummy and daddy and invites him to share his very big dinner and his very big bath. The Very Small is beginning to enjoy it all, until bedtime...Ages 9+.

Cloud Wolf

Cloud Wolf

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2001

A Little Bit Of Winter

A Little Bit Of Winter

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2000

It's nearly winter and time for Hedgehog's annual sleep. Rabbit is anxious at the thought of the long, cold months without his friend and promises to save Hedgehog a little bit of winter, so that when he wakes up he can see what it's like. But Rabbit is very forgetful. Will he remember his promise?

The Midnight Hand

The Midnight Hand

Author: Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/1999

On his first night at Styles Grange Boarding School, Tom is shocked awake by the creepy feeling of something stroking his face. Then suddenly, scuttling into the shadows under his bed, is - a severed hand.

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