Kita Mitchell - Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny - Hachette Children's Group

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Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny

Book 1

By Kita Mitchell

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A stolen dog, thirty pounds of biscuits and a hot-air balloon ride to Australia - nothing is dull when Grandma Dangerous is around!

A stolen dog, thirty pounds of biscuits and a hot-air balloon ride to Australia - nothing is dull when Grandma Dangerous is around!

Ollie Brown's mum is an award-winning Health & Safety Officer, while his dad and grandma are intrepid explorers.
When Dad's plane crash-lands in an Australian crocodile swamp, Mum rushes off to find him and 'Grandma Dangerous' comes to stay.

Grandma's always getting into trouble; the sort that involves rhinos, gunpowder and snakes. So naturally, she and Ollie decide Mum needs their help. They hatch a plan that involves a stolen priceless dog, Piper the meanest girl in school, a trip to the local casino and a proven-to-be-dangerous means of transport. They all set off for the Australian Outback, with several hangers-on in tow...

Biographical Notes

Kita wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six. It was swiftly and cruelly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Moudilocks were equally badly received.

Disheartened, she turned her attention to making stuff and luckily they did degrees in that. After getting one she went on to produce films for Channel 4 - but the feeling that she should write funny books for children never went away.

Kita graduated from the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People last year and the opening of Grandma Dangerous appeared in their recent anthology.

She lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters, sixteen chickens and a hamster.

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  • ISBN: 9781408355060
  • Publication date: 28 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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