In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective
A sign in his local library catches the eye of schoolboy detective Damian Drooth: it offers a weekend at Disneyland Paris for the winners of a ‘mega quiz’. Damian rounds up his gang and sets them to work, first of all to raise the £10 entrance fee, and then to swot up in readiness. He’s understandably furious when the quiz turns out to be a scam, but quickly cheers up at the prospect of tracking down the conman. With echoes of Horrid Henry and Just William, Damian is a terrific character, determined, confident, and totally unfazed by adult disapproval. This series will have children and adults alike chuckling and is perfect for newly independent readers. ~ Andrea Reece
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Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! When Damian hears about a Mega Quiz with an amazing prize, he decides to enter with his friends. This means paying an entrance fee . . . But all is not as it seems, and Damian is soon on the trail of a dastardly trickster. Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!
Madcap, cartoon-sketch humour TES
|Publication date:||1st March 2018|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||Early Readers|
Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters. Press play to see Barbara talking about being an author and her book Run Rabbit Run:More About Barbara Mitchelhill
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