January 2013 Debut of the Month
There are loads of great laughs in this wild story of a granny with a difference. Samuel Johnson who ‘scribes’ this story has the misfortune to turn up at a new school and find himself sitting next to Boris Hizzocks – a boy born to violence and continuing to live by it. But he has the good luck to know the remarkable Granny Samurai. Armed with a walking stick with very unusual extra powers, Granny Samurai keeps Samuel safe!
This is a quirky, off-beat comedy about a boy scribe, a kick-ass granny and a primate with a vendetta...Eccentric young wordsmith Samuel Johnson finds himself home alone while his diplomat uncle is off diverting a crisis in Azerbajan. As Samuel sits penning his memoirs and wondering how to divert the crisis in his own life - namely the big, hairy brute that is Boris Hissocks - he spots the little old lady next door acting very strangely. Is she actually chopping wood with her bare hands? Then the Monkey King comes knocking, and suddenly Samuel's whole world is turned on its head...
|Publication date:||3rd January 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
John Chambers is a cartoonist and screenwriter who has developed concepts and written scripts for many animated series over the past ten years, including Jasper the Penguin, The School for Little Vampires, Oscar the Balloonist, The Little Knight Trenk and Molly the Little Monster. He also writes and draws the long-running comic strip The Adventures of Festy O'Semtex for Phoenix magazine, and has contributed many cartoons to other publications. John lives in Berlin, Germany. As a child I was born and raised in Ireland. I had a nice childhood. Every summer we used to go to the West. Now ...More About John Chambers