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Joshua Doder is a pseudonym for Josh Lacey, writer of the Dragonsitter books. Josh lives in London with his wife, two dogs, three cats and a ferret called Miki. He has worked as a chef, a librarian and an actor. His hobbies include collecting Japanese pottery and climbing mountains. He has also written adult books, had plays performed, and reviewed for a major national newspaper under a pseudonym.
March 2012 Book of the Month. Grk and his erstwhile master Tim have been all over the world in their previous 7 adventures and in this one they visit Italy. Before long however, Grk has been kidnapped and Tim is wondering how he's going to get him back. It's a fun-filled and action-packed adventure in which the reader experiences the country almost at first hand whilst joining Tim in his quest. Tha fabulous duo of Grk and Tim may well remind you of the other irrepressible action and adventure duo of Tintin and Snowy. Great stuff. A message from the author: “The eight Grk books have taken me around the world in my imagination if not always in reality. Sometimes I’ve written about places that I know well; sometimes about places that I’ve visited; and sometimes I’ve written about places I haven’t seen, but have researched through films and books and conversations. The eighth book is set in a country I have visited many times, Italy. I love the people, the culture, the food and the weather, and it was a great pleasure to send Tim and Grk there, and explore Rome through their eyes.”
Grk, the loveable doggy star of four previous adventures, is back with a thirst for something new. A great boys-own read, with no magic, no fairies but plenty of fast-paced action. Now in Delhi for a tennis championship, Grk and his owner Tim are sold a dud copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Soon they are caught up trying to break the grip of a nasty criminal racket which involves making hundreds of children work as slaves. There’s danger at every turn but Tim and Grk are brave and determined and the story of their adventure is a terrific read. Other grk books include Grk and the Pelotti Gang, A Dog Called Grk, and Grk and the Hot Dog Trail.
Grk is an absolutely delightful dog who along with his schoolboy friend gets up to all sorts of tricks and mayhem. Well-written, utterly gripping and funny too this series is sure to appeal greatly to boys and girls alike particularly if action and adventure 007 or Alex Rider style is what they’re after but for a slightly younger audience. Joshua Doder will be at The Cheltenham Book Festival in October. For more details click here. Other grk books include Grk and the Pelotti Gang, A Dog Called Grk, and finally Grk Smells a Rat.
Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Book I couldn't put down.The exciting and energetic second instalment in this popular series. Tim finds himself chasing the most dangerous criminals in Brazil – the notorious Pelotti brothers. He stumbles across their hideout in Rio and pursues them into the jungle. They have guns, knives, boats, planes and forty sacks of cash. Tim just has his brains – and a little help from a dog called Grk! Other grk books include A Dog Called Grk, Grk and the Hot Dog Trail and finally Grk Smells a Rat.
The first book in this excellent adventure series. When Tim finds a loveable little dog called Grk on his doorstep, he embarks on a mission to reunite him with his owners, who have been kidnapped and taken to their native Eastern Europe. His quest involves breaking into a high security prison, the hair-raising piloting of a helicopter, and a nail-biting race for the border. Other grk books include Grk and the Pelotti Gang, Grk and the Hot Dog Trail and finally Grk Smells a Rat.
In Grk Takes Revenge, Tim and his intrepid dog Grk rush off to Paris to protect their friend Max, who has gone there to confront an evil dictator. In Grk Down Under, Tim travels to Australia to rescue Grk, who gets caught in the middle of a hostage situation. Exotic locales and action-packed adventures will keep readers turning the pages and cheering on these unlikely heroes!
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