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The Killer Underpants

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence
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The Toilet of Doom

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

'Feel that your life has gone down the pan? Well here's your chance to swap it for a better one!' When these tempting words appear on the computer screen, Jiggy McCue just can't resist. He hits 'F for Flush' and...Oh dear. He really shouldn't have done that. Because the life he gets in place of his own is a very embarrassing one - for a boy.

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Jiggy's Genes: Jiggy and the Witchfinder

Michael Lawrence
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Michael Lawrence
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Jiggy's Genes: Jiggy's Magic Balls

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

In the Jiggy's Genes series we will meet a whole host of Jiggy's ancestors and discover that, through centuries past, there have always been Jiggys!It's not easy being a peasant. Jiggy's medieval life is one dirty dung heap of trouble after another. Worse, he has to work for the dumbest Knight in the land, Sir Bozo de Beurk. But when Jiggy discovers a pair of magic balls, his fortunes might be about to change...

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Jiggy's Genes: Jiggy the Vampire Slayer

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

What would you do if you were attacked by vampires? Edwardian butcher's son Jiggy Offal-Trype knows what he'd do. Run. But he can't. He has to fight back. Luckily, he has these killer new skills...A fang-tastically funny new story from a bestselling author.

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Neville The Devil

Michael Lawrence
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Michael Lawrence
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One for All and All for Lunch!

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

A collection of short stories, each told by a different character from the Jiggy McCue stories. Here we have tales from the points of view not only of Jiggy, but also Pete, Angie, and even Stallone the cat. Full of Michael Lawrence's trademark surreal humour, and told with wit and verve, these will appeal to all Jiggy fans.

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The Curse of the Poltergoose

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

Something's after Jiggy McCue! Something big and angry and invisible. Something which hisses and flaps and stabs his bum and generally makes his life a misery. Where did it come from? Jiggy calls in his best pals, Pete and Angie, and together the Three Musketeers - one for all and all for lunch! - set out to send the poltergoose back where it belongs.

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The Meanest Genie

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

There is a tradition in Jiggy's hometown - the night before a boy starts school he goes to the Piddle Pool near the old quarry and pees in the pool for good luck. But when Jiggy went...he couldn't go, and he's been unlucky ever since. Now Jiggy wants to change his luck. One night, while he is mid-piddle, a genie rises out of the water. Will the genie bring Jiggy good luck, or is Jiggy's life about to get even worse?

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The Toilet Of Doom

Michael Lawrence
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Michael Lawrence

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Nudie Dudie

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

Jiggy is given a pen - one of those with a scantily-clad female in it who loses her clothes when the pen is tipped. Trouble is, when Jiggy uses the pen, his clothes disappear too - but being Jiggy, he doesn't put two and two together until he has suffered a number of very nude, public and embarassing episodes.

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The Killer Underpants

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence
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Rudie Dudie

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

A new drama teacher, Ms Mooney, has arrived at Ranting Lane, Jiggy's school. She plans to put on a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream - and guess who will be chosen to play Bottom? Not only that, Ms Mooney also seems to be able to mesmerise Jiggy into doing things he really shouldn't, especially not in public . . .

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Kid Swap

Michael Lawrence, Ellis Nadler
Contributors:
Michael Lawrence, Ellis Nadler

When Jiggy's parents sign him up for a reality TV show called Kid Swap, he's horrified. There's no way his daily disasters should be broadcast to millions of total strangers. A bizarre and disgusting skin problem is not exactly helping matters earlier... Smile, Jiggy, you're on camera!

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Ryan's Brain

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

When Jiggy accidentally knocks his archenemy unconscious, he hopes his troubles are over. No such luck. Bryan Ryan's body may be out of action, but his brain has a mind of its own - and it's out for revenge!

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The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

Jiggy only jumped into the school broom cupboard for two minutes to avoid a teacher. So when he emerges from his hasty hiding spot into a parallel universe, he's not impressed! And there's not a lion or a witch in sight...In this new world, Jiggy finds he has swapped places with a boy called Juggy who is about to go on a school trip - a trip to compete in the UK Extreme Ironing Championships...

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The Snottle

Michael Lawrence
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Michael Lawrence

The new girl in Jiggy's class sneezes a lot. And the ocean of runny stuff that comes out of her nose isn't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill snot. It tells the future - and it's not looking good. Lucky the Snottle is around. Future Snot is his favourite meal!

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Baby Christmas

Michael Lawrence, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Michael Lawrence, Arthur Robins

Baby Christmas wants to be just like his daddy. So, one snowy Christmas Eve, his mummy puts him in his Santa suit and hitches Rudolph Junior to his sleigh . . . Little does Mother Christmas know that tonight is the night Rudolph Junior decides he can fly!

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Juby's Rook

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence

Fifteen year old Midge Miller is disgruntled about being sent away from home for the best month of the year. But things start to pick up when the decidedly odd Juby Bench gives her a guided tour of the village he lived in as a boy. For Rouklye is no ordinary village. Seized by the War Office in 1943, it's been in ruins for decades. Midge's interest is heightened by the appearance of the 'almost-there boy', whom she takes for the ghost of Juby when he was a lad. But how can he be, when Juby is still alive, all these years later...?

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Maggot Pie

Michael Lawrence
Authors:
Michael Lawrence