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  • Sir Gadabout Does His Best

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Sir Gads, the Worst Knight in the World, is back with all his old friends - King Arthur and Queen Guinivere, Herbert his faithful squire, Sydney Smith (Merlin's sarcastic cat) and Dr McPherson (Merlin's Kung fu guard turtle) to name but a few. This time he challenges Sir Mistabit in a tournament, and goes in search of Lucky, a three-legged goat last seen heading towards dangerous dragon country.
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  • Sir Gadabout and the Ghost

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Sir Gadabout nods off at the Round Table, and wakes up to find himself in the same room as a ghost!At first, the ghost of Sir Henry makes Sir Gads clank his armour with fright, but he soon recovers his spirits and sets off of another calamitous quest - to clear Sir Henry's name of the ghastly crime of pilchard-stealing.Another side-splitting adventure, with Sir Gads, his trusty squire Herbert and Merlin's sarcastic ginger cat, Sidney Smith, raising a riot in Camelot.
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  • Sir Gadabout Out of Time

    By Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    King Arthur desperately needs a haircut and because the royal barber is away, he foolishly accepts Sir Gads' offer to do the job. The result is a disaster, of course, so he turns to Merlin for help. Merlin's quick solution is a 'turn back time' spell, so that Arthur can return to the hour just before Sir Gads wreaked havoc on his hair. However, Sir Gads intervenes once more, and King Arthur finds himself unexpectedly in the present day instead. Trapped in the future, Sir Gads must find a way to help Arthur and himself return to mediaeval times. Knowing Sir Gadabout as we do, it's not going to be easy . . .
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  • Sir Gadabout Goes to Knight School

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    When Sir Lancelot is called away from Knight School, Sir Gadabout becomes the teacher - even though he's the one who needs to learn a thing or two about courtly conduct. How can the lads defeat the King of Gaul and his angry mob with the worst knight in the world as their leader? A story full of comic cunning and chaos.
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  • Sir Gadabout Goes Overboard

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Longbeard, a loathed and prickly pirate, and his cranky crew have been stirring up trouble in the English Channel. Luckily, Sir Gadabout is on a mission to save sailors from the scurvy scoundrels.But Sir Gadabout's never sailed a ship before and the pirates don't have much love for landlubbers . . .A shiver-yer-timbers sea story exploding with cannonballs and cutlasses and starring Camelot's crassest knight!
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  • Sir Gadabout

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Sir Gadabout is a walking disaster. Voted the "knight most likely to chop his own foot off in a fight", he shivers in his rusty armour when he has to face the brave Sir Lancelot in a joust. Sir Gads travels with his loyal squire Herbert to the wizard Merlin's cottage to get his ear stuck back in place after the joust, and survives an attack by Merlin's crazed guard turtle. Then, when Queen Guinevere is kidnapped, Sir Gads sets out to save the day!Join the loveable Sir Gadabout, loyal Herbert and Merlin's sarcastic cat, Sidney Smith, on a chaotic quest that will make every reader - child or adult - laugh out loud.
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  • Sir Gadabout and the Little Horror

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Owing to a shortage of suitable knights, Sir Gadabout is entrusted with escorting one of King Arthur¿s children to Camelot. The beastly brat gives him the slip and poor Sir Gadabout ends up in terrible trouble ¿ not surprising, since he¿s the worst knight in the world.
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  • Sir Gadabout goes Barking Mad

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    The Magic World Cup is on - and it's the talk of the town. Sir Gadabout is sent to escort Merlin - the reigning world champion - to the competition, but they are waylaid by evil magicians. The Worst Knight in the World is convinced that the great magician has been turned into a mutt - and that the unfortunate dog is trying to talk to him.While Merlin wreaks havoc at a prize vegetable competition instead, Sir Gads is left to impersonate Merlin at the Magic World Cup - with hilarious consequences . . . Another hilarious adventure with the bumbling knight - a delight to read.
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  • Sir Gadabout Gets Worse

    By Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley, Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Meet Sir Gadabout - the Worst Knight in the World . . . When Excalibur is stolen, Sir Gads sets off with his trusty band of followers to find the evil Sir Rudyard the Rancid. They must face the worst if they are to return the mighty sword to its rightful home.
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  • The Spiral Horizon

    By Benjamin J. Myers
    Authors:
    Benjamin J. Myers
    The time when the twelve suns become one is drawing closer and it could mark the end of all things. Only Chess Tuesday can prevent destruction - or make it happen.She has a choice to make, but there are powerful forces trying to influence her decision and Chess isn't sure who the enemy is any more. Is it Splinter, who betrayed her, and who is now falling for ever through time and space? Or could he hold the key to everyone's salvation?
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    Street of Tall People

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    Set in the East End of London in 1936, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between a Jewish and a Gentile boy during the upsurge of fascist violence ledby Oswald Moseley and his Blackshirts. Jimmy and Benny are adversaries in a boxing match before they become friends. Jimmy lives in a tenament with his newly widowed mother; Benny comes from a large Orthodox Jewish family. The discovery that Jimmy's mother's new friend Mr Searleis a Blackshirt has a profound effect on their relationship and places Jimmy in an agonizing dilemna. A vivid and compelling story that raises issues that have many parallels today.
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  • Some You Win...

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    'There's me with my mind full of the beautiful game . . . and what are we really, a bunch of deadbeats . . .'But Kev McGovern has a reputation to live up to and when he takes over as captain of the Rough Diamonds he pulls the team up from the bottom of the league, and makes them play to win . . . every match.
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    Setting of a Cruel Sun

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    The Helat rebels have broken the power of the demon lord and challenged the rule of their masters, the Sol-ket. But the Darkwing is merely in retreat, biding his time, and the Sol-ket will fight to their last breath to keep control of their golden cities. The power of the slaves is mounting as they rise to fulfil once-forbidden prophecies. When the Darkwing returns for his final onslaught, is anyone, soldier or slave, equipped to defeat him - especially as the cruel sun sets, beckoning a devastatingly relentless winter?A brilliant continuation of the journey begun in RISE OF THE BLOOD MOON, this novel also stands alone, with its own twists, turns and surprises for characters and readers alike. Be prepared for changes of allegiance, surprise new arrivals, and sudden deaths. Page-turning and unpredictable from start to finish.
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    Silver World

    By Cliff McNish, Geoff Taylor
    Authors:
    Cliff McNish
    Illustrated by:
    Geoff Taylor
    The Roar is getting closer and closer to the earth, ready to attack, her hungry newborn in the waiting. Alongside the silver child Milo, who is hovering protectively over them, Helen, Thomas, Walter, the twins and litte Jenny lead the children of Coldharbour in the battle against the Roar. Meanwhile, Carnac threatens from below, but the Unearthers, with drills for hands, stand ready for him. And the Protector under the oceans is on the children's side, bringing its wisdom and strength to bear on the battle.Cliff McNish brings the magical SILVER SEQUENCE to a thrilling conclusion in this atmospheric fantasy.
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  • Silver City

    By Cliff McNish, Geoff Taylor
    Authors:
    Cliff McNish
    Illustrated by:
    Geoff Taylor
    Milo, transformed into a luminous silver child, keeps watch over the teeming city of Coldharbour, now filled with children from all over the world. We meet Tanni and Parminder, who lead the frightening Unearthers, children who are virtually human drills. But who is controlling them? Why are they draining Thomas of his beauty? Where is the Roar? And what is the significance of the mud dolls that Jenny makes? In an intense and page-turning story, the destinies of these magical children unfold as battlelines are drawn around them for the biggest fight ever between good and evil.
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  • The Silver Child

    By Cliff McNish
    Authors:
    Cliff McNish
    Six children leave the comfort of their homes. They are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland of wind, rats, seagulls and rubbish tips. Emily and Freda, the twins, scuttle bright eyed and insect-like in search of the others. They find Thomas on a food tip. The gentle giant boy Walter joins them and so does Helen, who can read minds. And at the centre of it all is luminous Milo, his skin hot and bright with silver. Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast. Drawing ever closer in a maelstrom of fury is the Roar, something vast and dreadful that wants to destroy them all. As in The Doomspell trilogy, Cliff's characters really are 'the children next door' until they discover the powers they possess and he sweeps them and the reader into his worlds of magical fantasy, writing exciting, breathtaking adventures with richly imagined, vividly drawn characters, and an infectious energy, warmth and humour. The Silver Child is book 1 in a heart-stopping new sequence.
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    Sir Gadabout: Sir Gadabout and the Camelot Calamity

    By Martyn Beardsley, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martyn Beardsley
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Morag and Demelza, Sir Gadabout's old adversaries, have taken over the pet shop in Camelot village. They have adopted elaborate disguises and are keeping the real owner under lock and key, intending to cause so much chaos at the Round Table that they can move in and install themselves as King and Queen, with their ridiculous claim to the throne backed up by doctored family trees.The knights at Camelot begin to realise that their pet food is having a strange effect, and that pets they have bought from the shop aren't all they expected; Sir Gadabout himself has a little lizard which grows rapidly into a crocodile and terrifies everyone. The cause of the problem is eventually traced back to the pet shop and our determined knight is sent to investigate, resulting in the usual mayhem.
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  • Superzeroes

    By Jamie Rix
    Authors:
    Jamie Rix
    Away from the Hothell Darkness ('You'll never leave ...') we book our passage on a rusting hulk at the bottom of the ocean floor, The Hard Ship Grizzly. Read and weep the tales of the wicked children who were too naughty, too selfish, too rude or just ... too much.
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