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Anthony McGowan - Author

About the Author

Anthony McGowan is the author of many critically acclaimed YA novels and won the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award and has been shortlisted for a raft of other major children’s literature prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Rook in 2018. McGowan was born in Manchester, attended school in Leeds and now lives in London.

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Featured books by Anthony McGowan

Python Adventure

Python Adventure

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Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Python Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!

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Willard Price: Bear Adventure

Willard Price: Bear Adventure

9+ readers

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Bear Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!

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Willard Price: Shark Adventure

Willard Price: Shark Adventure

9+ readers

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Shark Adventure is an authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Full of action, adventure and animals!

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Willard Price: Leopard Adventure

Willard Price: Leopard Adventure

9+ readers

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

There's an adventure, animals and action in the first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Over 5 million copies of the original Adventure series by Willard Price were sold and this new book is published in July 2012 to mark the 125th anniversary of Willard Price's birth.

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Other books by Anthony McGowan

Dogs of the Deadlands

Dogs of the Deadlands

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2022

'This book! It broke my heart and then splintered it back together again. Full of hope and love and wildness... Imagine Watership Down meets The Animals of Farthing Wood but fiercer.' Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear Chernobyl 1986. Those left behind must fight to survive. The world is coming to an end. Dragged from her bed in the middle of the night and forced to leave her beloved puppy behind, Natasha has no idea if she'll ever return home. Growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan need to learn how to live wild - and fast. Creatures with sharp teeth, scythe-like claws and yellow eyes lurk in the overgrown woods. And they're watching the brothers... But will the dogs survive without humans? And can humans live without them? A devastating tale of courage, companionship and hope from the Carnegie award-winning author of Lark.

Dogs of the Deadlands

Dogs of the Deadlands

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Chernobyl, 1986. Without humans, how will dogs survive? As humans fled the nuclear disaster, they were forced to leave their pets behind. Without people, nature began to return to the woods surrounding the power plant - lynx and bear and wolves. But the overgrown forest is no place for dogs. Can Zoya, and her pups Misha and Luka, learn to survive in the deadlands? And will Zoya ever find her way home to her beloved owner? Praise for Anthony McGowan: McGowan's prose is beautiful in its brevity and devastating in its emotional impact The Bookseller The Carnegie medal winner McGowan is superb at stories about children who do not have all the advantages. The Sunday Times

The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

Author: Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are THE BARE BUM GANG! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. Join the gang in a new adventure as they battle the forces of the evil Dockery Gang, guard with their lives the secrets of their underground sweet stash, and still get home in time for tea. Ludo and Noah go to the aid of an old tramp who has collapsed after being hassled by the Dockery gang. Everyone thinks he's a little bit crazy as he dresses in home made armour - his nickname is King Arthur. King Arthur asks Ludo to retrieve his 'treasure' and so the gang have to sneak past security guards and overcome various obstacles to help the old man. But can they get to the treasure before anyone else?

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