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Stitch Head and the residents of Castle Grotteskew are back for another adventure – hoorah! They’re struggling to keep order in the castle which has become home to 100 ravenous human orphans - not even the Creature’s ‘entertrainment’ show can keep them happy, despite his costume’s toggle of hilarity… Add to that a rampaging beast that might just be Arabella and the stage is set for an enormous helping of fun. Gruesome, inventive, and full of slapstick humour the Stitch Head books are highly entertaining, while their cast of strange characters are genuinely endearing. The design and Pete Williamson’s illustrations make them even more appealing. ~ Andrea Reece
If you love adventure, mystery and gothic stories complete with plenty of humour and wacky, sometimes frightening characters including monsters and a mad professor, then this is the book for you. Add in Stitch Head, a little boy - in fact a tiny little boy - who is so incredibly brave. In this the second in the Stitch Head series, Stitch Head takes to the high seas with his great friends, Creature and Arabella but soon they find themselves knee deep in trouble. Fans of The Raven Mysteries will love this story. Author Guy Bass is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2010 in the Most Fun Story with Pictures category for Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things. Click here for his website.
Fans of Marcus Sedgwick's Raven Mysteries and Lemony Snicket will love the Stitch Head titles. Join Stitch Head, a mad professor’s forgotten creation, on another freakishly funny adventure! Having already escaped the clutches of a creepy circus master and a legendary pirate, Stitch Head – the almost-human result of the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus’ experiments – has his third outing in The Ghost of Grotteskew. A villainous spirit is haunting the corridors of Castle Grotteskew, and he’s after two things: Stitch Head’s heart… and soul.
Created by a mad professor Stitch Head is no ordinary boy and his life is very far from ordinary! In this new madcap adventure, Stitch Head finds himself in a tricky spot as he tries to rescue Arabella from Otherways, a home for unwanted orphans. An hilarious gothic fantasy in which the most unlikely things can – and do - happen. ................................. This is the fourth in a widely successful, funny series, accessible, fast paced and illustrated throughout, this is a great choice for reluctant readers. The first Stitch Head title was part of the Richard & Judy Children's Book Club selection in Spring 2012. Click here to download an extract.
If you liked Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries, you'll love this ! Gruesome and scarily witty, this is the spooky story of Stitch Head, a lonely almost-human creature made by a mad professor in the sinister Castle Grotesque. Almost lost and forgotten, Stitch Head’s life is turned upside down when Fulbert Freakfinder’s Travelling Circus rolls into his home town of Grubbers Nubbin. After that, nothing is ever quite the same again... Click here to visit the Stitch Head website.
Highly visual, filled with slapstick humour and with a cast of monstrous but endearing characters, the Stitch Head stories are always great fun. Stitch Head works hard to keep Professor Erasmus and Castle Grotteskew safe – even though his master has practically forgotten he exists – but he’s no match for adventurer Dotty Dauntless who barrels in determined to leave with a monster (to win a bet with the boys at the Venture Club …). Life at the castle is about to change for ever, but in a way that brings surprising good news for little Stitch Head. Stitch Head is quiet, well-meaning, long-suffering and generally put upon in fact. You can’t help but love him and readers will be cheering for him at the end! ~ Andrea Reece
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