Pike

Pike

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

When Kenny and Nicky spot a glint of gold in the murky waters of Bacon Pond, they can't leave it alone. It means money, and money helps patch things up when you haven't got any. But sometimes it's better not to look too deep. Not when there are local gangsters involved, and tough questions about your own family's past. But Nicky can't help looking back. He knows it's a bad idea, and it could ruin everything. Can he save himself and his family, or will the secrets of the lake take them all down?
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Lark

Lark

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Things are getting tense at home for Nicky and Kenny as they wait for a visit from their estranged mum. To escape, they go for a walk on the moors, taking their little Jack Russell terrier with them. But what should have been a laugh, a lark, turns deadly when the weather changes and they are caught in a blizzard. Nothing will ever bequite the same again...
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Bear Adventure

Bear Adventure

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Bear Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been lost in a tragic plane crash - her only hope is that they are wondering the wild forests of Canada.But they are not alone in the brutal wilderness. Two Spirit Bears, a mother and her cub, are searching for food. When a boy is attacked, these beautiful creatures become the hunted.Can Amazon and Fraser save their family and the bears?And what is the mysterious predator that waits for them?'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills' IndependentAbout the...
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Einstein's Underpants--And How They Saved the World

Einstein's Underpants--And How They Saved the World

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

A stinking alien commander.Eight freaky kids.And a pair of faded Y-fronts.When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ragged crew of school superheroes to help him, including Tortoise Boy, armed with Cedric the tortoise, the Human Hurricane, who possesses untold power in his bottom, and Really Annoying Girl. But with only a pack of cards, some toy ray-guns and a pair of old pants for help, can they do it? Find out in this nail-bitingly scary but hilarious story by a prize-winning author.
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The Bare Bum Gang Battles the Dogsnatchers

The Bare Bum Gang Battles the Dogsnatchers

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

More brilliant jokes and plenty of laughs as the gang come together to battle some evil dogsnatchers! Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are THE BARE BUM GANG! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. The newest member of the gang is Rude Word, the world's ugliest dog - and he's causing trouble. He's throwing up strange furry body parts . . . and Mrs Cake's dog Trixie is missing! Ludo and the gang have to turn detective and get to the bottom of this gross mystery. But when other pets disappear, they realise the mystery is bigger than they thought. Can they get Rude Word off the hook?
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The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fart bombs and other ingenious traps. The gang's new (and unwanted!) name is bad enough, but things are about to get much worse. Their number 1 enemies have challenged them to a football match, and the prize at stake is the gang den. And guess what - they're all completely rubbish at football! How can they save the den? How can they get back their pride? Find out in the first Bare Bum Gang adventure!
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The Knife That Killed Me

The Knife That Killed Me

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Paul Vanderman could be at any normal high school where bullies, girls, and annoying teachers are just part of life. But "normal" doesn't apply when it comes to the school's biggest bully, Roth--a twisted and threatening thug with an evil agenda.When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but somehow Roth keeps finding reasons for him to stick around. Then one day Roth hands him a knife. And even though Paul is scared, he has never felt so powerful.From the Hardcover edition.
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Shark Adventure

Shark Adventure

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Shark Adventure is an authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Full of action, adventure and animals!On a remote Polynesian island, Amazon Hunt and her cousin, Frazer, recruits of TRACKS animal protection agency, are saving rare leatherback turtles.But an international animal smuggler wants the valuable turtles for himself. And, when a huge typhoon strikes, Amazon and Frazer face an even greater danger. Swept away into shark-infested waters, how will they save the turtles - and themselves?'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills' Independent'A pacy read aimed at 9-12 year olds with a taste for adventure' We Love This BookAbout the author:Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession...
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Jack Tumor

Jack Tumor

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Hector is being hectored by an unlikely bully: a talking brain tumor. And it's not just a talking brain tumor. It's a know-it-all, pain-in-the-arse, jibber-jabbering brain tumor that names itself Jack, and insists on coaching Hector through life even as it's threatening to take his life away. It's a pretty good coach, actually. With Jack in control of Hector's speech and brain chemicals, Hector suddenly finds himself with a cool haircut, a new fashion sense, and tactics for snogging previously unattainable hottie Uma Upshaw. But when Jack begins to force increasingly questionable decisions and behavior, Hector has to find a way to turn the tables – before it's too late for both of them. Delightfully twisted, desperately funny, and deeply moving, this novel is also the winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize in the United Kingdom.
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Hello Darkness

Hello Darkness

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

"Stealthy, furtive, unhurried yet urgent... In a few seconds of efficient butchery, the chickens are dead and dismembered." Someone is on a killing spree – slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's had problems in the past, but they're behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He's not crazy and he's not a killer. And he's going to prove it.
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The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are THE BARE BUM GANG! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. Join the gang in a new adventure as they battle the forces of the evil Dockery Gang, guard with their lives the secrets of their underground sweet stash, and still get home in time for tea. Ludo and Noah go to the aid of an old tramp who has collapsed after being hassled by the Dockery gang. Everyone thinks he's a little bit crazy as he dresses in home made armour - his nickname is King Arthur. King Arthur asks Ludo to retrieve his 'treasure' and so the gang have to sneak past security guards and overcome various obstacles to help the old man. But can they get to the treasure before anyone else?
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The Bare Bum Gang and the Valley of Doom

The Bare Bum Gang and the Valley of Doom

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are THE BARE BUM GANG! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. Ludo leads the Bare Bum Gang on a raid through the Valley of Doom, deep in enemy territory. But as they are approaching their target, the BBG are ambushed by the Dockery gang. It looks like they are about to be annihilated (or pelted with mud really hard), but then they are rescued by a strange boy called Alfie. When they get back to their den, they find that their sweet stash has been plundered. The wrappers turn up in Ludo's binocular case. Added to the military fiasco in the Valley of Doom, the sweet theft is the final straw. Can Ludo keep his position as leader of the Bare Bum Gang? Or will he have to resort to desperate measures?
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Python Adventure

Python Adventure

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Python Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been kidnapped - and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India. Meanwhile reports reach the TRACKS HQ that a giant and very rare python has been spotted high in the foothills of the Himalayas and it needs help. Frazer has no choice but to leave Amazon so he can rescue the snake while she continues her search. It won't be long before they're reunited, though. Because out in the unknown a long-forgotten and ruthless enemy is waiting . . . 'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills'...
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Leopard Adventure

Leopard Adventure

Anthony McGowan

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Adventure, animals and action in the first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers.Deep in the remote forests of Siberia, a mother Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats in the world, senses danger. Something faster than any human and deadlier than any tiger.Meanwhile Amazon Hunt, aged twelve, is recruited from England by Tracks in America, ready to take off at a moment's notice to rescue wild animals under threat - no matter how great the danger.Now Amazon and her thirteen-year-old cousin Frazer must brave the Russian wilderness to save the Amur leopard, before a blazing forest fire wipes out the race - for good . . .Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and...
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