Robert Muchamore - The Recruit - Hachette Children's Group

The Recruit

Book 1

By Robert Muchamore

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CHERUB: the number one bestselling spy thriller series for kids.

The first title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James hits rock bottom before he's offered a new start in an intriguing organisation ...

A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.

CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Praise for the CHERUB series:
'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true' - Sunday Express
'Crackling tension and high-octane drama' - Daily Mail
'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again' - Guardian
'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all' - Daily Express
'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!' - The Times

Visit cherubcampus.com - the essential internet destination, packed with exclusive content and with in-depth biographies of CHERUB characters, out-takes and bonus stories.

Biographical Notes

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working as a private investigator. He loves Arsenal and watching people fall down holes. He hates swimming and getting chased by cows. He was inspired to start writing by his nephew's complaints about the lack of anything for him to read! His books are now bestsellers in many countries around the world. For more information, go to www.muchamore.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781444910445
  • Publication date: 15 Dec 2011
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
[A] pacey spy thriller... taut writing and powerful descriptions — Time Out
This series is easy to get hooked on and will keep you enthralled for days .. a surefire winner — Yorkshire Evening Post
Cracking stuff — Aberdeen Evening Express
Fast-paced, all-action, absolutely addictive — Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true — Sunday Express
A tough, unsentimental and wonderfully imaginative story — Bournemouth Daily Echo
An exciting, swiftly moving tale — School Librarian
Action all the way — Ireland on Sunday
A thoroughly enjoyable book ... gripping and one that will stay with you for a while — Oliver Seymour, aged 12, Surrey Today
I give this book 10 out of 10 because I could never put it down — The Guardian
Packed full of non-stop James Bond style action and is very funny too — Lewis Fairfax, aged 12, Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
Exciting and definitely unputdownable! — Essex Chronicle
Readers should brace themselves for an action-packed ride — The Daily Express
You can't put this book down ... full of adventure and mischief with just a touch of romance! — Gloucestershire Echo
A skilful writer and the book has great pace. — Financial Times
An excellent start to a promising series. It is every boy's wish to be a spy, and this book will enthrall every single one of them. — The Bookseller
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true. — The Sunday Express
I loved this book. — Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries
A fast-paced action thriller, which should turn into a fantastic series - if James manages to live that long. — Young Post
Cherub is an absolute must for everyone who enjoys a thrilling book which keeps you interested at all times. — Guardian
Hodder Children's Books

Crash Landing

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Don't miss the last episode of international bestseller Robert Muchamore's ROCK WAR series! Jay, Summer and Dylan are fresh out of the biggest reality show there is. But they're about to discover what fame and fortune are really about. Jay's brother Theo is young, rich and famous: but is it making him happy?Summer's got to weather her one-star reviews and take her career back into her own hands.And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show-business from the four walls of a prison cell. They've got everything to play for. From the author of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys: find out more at rockwar.com

Hodder Children's Books

New Guard

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

James Adams returns in the last ever book in the number one bestselling CHERUB series.'Crackling tension and high-octane drama' Daily Mail Ryan Sharma is a CHERUB agent. Working undercover, he can slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. Now he's investigating a double kidnapping, working with mission controller and old guard, James Adams. In the mission to end all missions, Ryan and James must assemble a team of legendary CHERUB agents to find the hostages and bring them home ... Don't miss the final and most exciting ever title in the bestselling CHERUB series.For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Class A: The Graphic Novel

Robert Muchamore, David Combet, Baptiste Payen
Contributors:
Robert Muchamore, David Combet, Baptiste Payen
Hodder Children's Books

Gone Wild

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Rock War

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Boot Camp

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands are headed for boot camp at uber-glamorous Rock War Manor. It's going to be six weeks of mates, music and non-stop partying as they prepare for stardom.But the rock-star life of music festivals and glitzy premieres isn't all it's cracked up to be. Can the bands hold it together long enough to make it through the last stage of the competition, or will there be meltdown?The second book in this spectacular series by the bestselling Robert Muchamore, author of CHERUB.

Hodder Children's Books

The Audition: Welcome to Rock War

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Lone Wolf

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The sixteenth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! Fay has spent eighteen months locked up in a Secure Training Centre. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things this teenager knows. Now she's back on the street, looking to settle old scores. CHERUB agents Ryan and Ning need Fay's knowledge to unearth a major drug importer. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. But Fay's made a lot of enemies and she's running out of time ... For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Dark Sun and other stories

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Who would believe that a kid at a sleepover could be a spy? CHERUB: Dark Sun is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day and now made available in print again by popular demand! To go with it are three stories never before seen in print: The Switch, CHERUB at Christmas and Kerry's First Mission. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Black Friday

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Scorched Earth

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

One Shot Kill

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

People's Republic

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Guardian Angel

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The fourteenth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! Ryan has saved Ethan's life more than once. Ethan thinks he must be a guardian angel. But Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. Ethan's family runs a billion-dollar criminal empire and Ryan's job is to destroy it. Can Ryan complete his mission without destroying Ethan as well? For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

The Recruit Graphic Novel

Robert Muchamore, John Aggs
Contributors:
Robert Muchamore, John Aggs

The bestselling CHERUB series takes its huge appeal into graphic novel format. James hits rock bottom before he's offered a new start in an intriguing organisation ... A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.For official purposes, these children do not exist.Praise for the CHERUB series: 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true' - Sunday Express'Crackling tension and high-octane drama' - Daily Mail'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again' - Guardian'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all' - Daily Express'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!' - The TimesVisit cherubcampus.com - the essential internet destination, packed with exclusive content and with in-depth biographies of CHERUB characters, out-takes and bonus stories.

Orchard Books

Tamara the Tooth Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

When Jack Frost steals her magic items in an attempt to ward off toothache, Tamara the Tooth Fairy is no longer able to collect teeth from beneath children's pillows! But as ever, Kirsty and Rachel are eager to help. Can they find all three missing objects - and persuade Jack Frost to go to the dentist?

Orchard Books

Jessie the Lyrics Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical notes, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.In this opening book of the magical series, the girls must help Jessie the Lyrics Fairy to get her note back, so performers everywhere can remember the words!

Orchard Books

Adele the Singing Coach Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical clef necklaces, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.In this second book of the magical series, the girls must help Adele the Singing Coach Fairy to get her clef back, so singers everywhere have the confidence to perform!

Hodder Children's Books

Dark Sun

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Orchard Books

Georgia The Guinea Pig Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Without their pets, the Pet Keeper Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. Rachel and Kirsty have to help them to get the pets back...before it's too late.