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Grubtown: The Wrong End of the Dog

Written by Philip Ardagh

Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

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Grubtown continues to be full of oddballs and a ragbag of bungling buffoons.  The town mascot PIJ pelican snatches a famous film star’s dog as she’s in Grubtown for the world premiere of her latest movie.  As with every Grubtown Tale, the pace is fast and furious and full of hilarity so be ready when you burst out of your clothes as laughter won’t be something you can control.

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Grubtown: The Wrong End of the Dog Synopsis

Coming a month before the special World Book Day publication is the fourth instalment of the silliest series on record: as eye-witness Beardy Ardagh reports, when famous film star Tawdry Hipbone visits Grubtown for the world premiere of her latest movie, For the Love of Ducks II, Mayor Flabby Gomez couldn't be more excited but, as usual, nothing goes to plan. Miss Hipbone's dog, Snooks, is snatched by a low-flying pelican, and it's a race against time to find him, in a rescue attempt involving Grubtown's usual ragbag of bungling buffoons.

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ISBN: 9780571247929
Publication date: 04/03/2010
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571247929
Publication date: 4th March 2010
Author: Philip Ardagh
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him. Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages. He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and ...

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