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Kjartan Poskitt is the well-loved author of many hilarious books for children including Agatha Parrot and the Murderous Maths series, translated into over 30 languages. With a background in children's television, he is a tireless and brilliant performer. He was born and lives in York.
Who can resist a tale of freedom, adventure, the unexpected and new friends, especially when its hero is a pea! This new adventure for the star of bestseller The Runaway Pea starts in the washing up bowl but before long the runaway pea has been swept down the drain – does he mind the mess and slime? No! He’s having a wonderful time. Before long he’s helping out a spider struggling in the water and as the two career out of the drain and into a stream the spider repeatedly offers wise advice – the trusting, ever-optimistic pea sees everyone as a friend, and every situation as an opportunity. His joie de vivre is irresistible, and everyone will be cheering him on. There’s a final twist in the tale too, a glorious conclusion that sets up more adventures. This is one VIPea you really need to get to know!
As readers of this smart and funny series will know, Borgon the barbarian is totally fearless, a useful person to have on your side in a tight situation. In this latest adventure he and his friends Hunjah, Grizzy and Mungoid come up against some unscrupulous robbers in a run-down temple dedicated to the Great Conk, the picnic god. Things are looking pretty bleak for our heroes but Borgon and Conk’s combined powers save the day. Witty and inventive this is a very satisfying story for young readers and Philip Reeve’s illustrations add to the fun. ~ Andrea Reece Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple
Hilarious new adventures for Borgon the young barbarian who is determined to make his mark on the world. Borgon is off to watch the Shadow Trials which are widely known to be the most fiercesome challenge in the desert. But, when Borgon is challenged by one of the contestants, he suddenly finds himself a lot more involved than he had bargained for! Borgon looks as if he hasn’t got a chance. But Borgon’s barbarian skills are not to be underestimated! Philip Reeve’s illustrate Borgon’s madcap adventures perfectly. Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple
July 2014 Book of the Month Be careful where you read this savagely funny new series for 8+ year olds as you'll struggle to contain yourself! From the author of Agatha Parrot, Kjartan Poskitt and with illustrations by the one and only Philip Reeve Borgon is full of action, adventure, dragons and axemen, the combination of which makes for a non-step frenzy of madness and mayhem. This series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter. Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Old Street School seems to live up to its title in this hilarious new series about Agatha Parrot and her very unusual school friends. There is something interesting and different about all the girls in her gang and their exploits at home and at school will delight all fans of Mr Gum not just because of the funny story but also because the Mr Gum illustrator has also illustrated Agatha Parrot.
This is the fiendishly funny sequel to Urgum the Axeman. Itâ€™s all action adventure involving some really weird yet wonderfully appealing characters. Youâ€™re sure to create a real commotion when reading this and Axeman because you canâ€™t fail to laugh-out-loud uncontrollably. Together with Philip Reeveâ€™s irreverent illustrations itâ€™s a fine example of comic geniuses at work.
The first in a terrific new series likely to appeal to the 7 plus market. The storyline and the characters are wacky and witty and there are some terrific pictures by Philip Reeve. The characters are not to be missed. Urgum and the seat of flames is the next one in the series.
Urgum the Axeman is back for another rollicking adventure! None of the barbarians are prepared for finding a Googoobah in the cave but when they discover a plot to kidnap him, Urgum is determine to protect him - even if it means journeying to the depths of the Forgotten Crater!
This work features maths with the laughs added in! How can maths rescue someone in deadly peril? Which famous mathematician was murdered? How did time begin? Find out in Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.
Maths with the laughs added in! \* How can maths save your life? \* Can you make a piece of one-sided paper? \* How can you be famous for ever? Find out in More Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.
Is maths making you miserable? Are you alarmed by algebra and flummoxed by formulas? Do equations make you quake? Look no further: The Phantom is here to banish algebraic agony for good. Find out what Grizelda the Grisly buys on a shopping trip to the Slaughter-o-Mart, face another diabolical challenge from Professor Fiendish, and enter the Murderous Maths testing laboratory in the disturbing disguise of a Pure Mathematician. Meanwhile, the gangsters discover that, sometimes, x = a big, fat nothing.