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A Storey Street novel: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat

Written by Phil Earle

Part of the A Storey Street novel Series

A Storey Street novel: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat Synopsis

From the author of DEMOLITION DAD, the CBBC Book of the Month June 2017, comes the fourth and final hilarious Storey Street by Phil Earle, illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams. Kay Catt has a nickname - Scaredy Catt. And with good reason. You've never met a more timid, anxious girl in your life. And when you meet her dad, you'll start to understand why. But when a mysterious old man is spotted on Storey Street, it heralds the start of a great adventure for Kay. Because Wilf Wilkinson isn't your average, cardigan-wearing, sherbet lemon-sucking old codger. Oh no. Wilf wears a cloak, and a strange pointy hat, and his walking stick looks suspiciously like an over-sized wand. Wilf couldn't be a wizard ... could he?

A Storey Street novel: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat Press Reviews

Superbly illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this is a hilarious story with a very positive and encouraging conclusion... sad it is the last in the series. * Parents in Touch * Hilarious and sometimes heart-breaking Phil chooses, like in 'The War Next Door', to take the usually one dimensional characters and allow us, the reader, to discover what has shaped them and made them the way they are. [...] I'm extremely sad to see the end of the Storey Street stories but I know that they will live in the imaginations of the children in my school for a long time to come. -- Jo Clarke * Book Lover Jo * this is a lovely book with all the right ingredients -- goodies, baddies and the very mysterious Wilf. * Carousel * A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street! * Danny Wallace, presenter and bestselling author on SUPERHERO STREET * Phil BOOKCRUSHER Earle has written one, funny, fabulous, pile driving BLAST of a book. (Read it in Lycra for full wrestling experience.) * Liz Pichon on DEMOLITION DAD * Sara Ogilvie's beautifully drawn illustrations add real life and humour * David Tazzyman, illustrator of MR GUM *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444013931
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Author: Phil Earle
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Phil Earle

Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. In 2016, Phil was appointed as Reading charity BookTrust's new writer-in-residence. He lives on a hill in Yorkshire with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus. Visit Phil's website,, or ...

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