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Cressida Cowell speaks to Graham Marks

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Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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Silent Enemy and The Walk of Death

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Deadly Storm and Fatal Voyage

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
Authors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

The third and fourth instalments of this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling BEAST QUEST series.In DEADLY STORM the royal court of King Henry VIII is on the move - and in danger!A terrible storm forces the court to shelter in a nearby castle. The King is in disguise, and he's not the only person with a secret. Death stalks the castle - but is it the dreaded plague or something even more sinister? When a servant is found dead, it's clear that something terrible is going on.Can young spy, Jack Briars, and his friend, Cat Thimblebee, solve the mystery before the King himself becomes a target?While in FATAL VOYAGE, Jack and Cat are once again called upon to save the King's life, this time aboard his majestic new ship, Fair Anne. But will this adventure leave the pair all at sea?A thrilling adventure series featuring young spy Jack Briars and his friend, Cat Thimblebee. This is WOLF HALL for children.

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3: Deadly Storm

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
Authors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

The third in this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling Beast Quest series.It's 1532 and the royal court of King Henry VIII is on the move - and in danger!A terrible storm forces the court to shelter in a nearby castle. The King is in disguise, and he's not the only person with a secret. Death stalks the castle - but is it the dreaded plague or something even more sinister? When a servant is found dead, it's clear that something terrible is going on.Can young spy, Jack Briars, and his friend, Cat Thimblebee, solve the mystery before the King himself becomes a target?

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Traitor's Game

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

The second instalment in this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling Beast Quest series.Jack Briars, apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master Thomas Cromwell, is enjoying his new life of excitement and adventure. But the King's enemies are becoming ever more resourceful. The seemingly simple mystery of a few missing items soon leads to something much more sinister - and Jack finds himself at the heart of a deadly plot, where he and resourceful seamstress, Cat Thimblebee, must crack the code and save the King.A thrilling addition to the Spy Master series, perfect for fans of history and adventure.

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First Blood

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
Authors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

An exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the bestselling authors of books in the Beast Quest series.When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive and in favour, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!

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Rocket Ride

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Blast off on a cosmic new adventure with the PETS FROM SPACE!The super Satniks take friends Tom, Zack and Daisy on a museum misson and test their out-of-this-world skills at the school pet show - but will their tricks put them top of the class? They may be naughty, but the best pets are always the PETS FROM SPACE!Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.

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Monkey Madness

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Do you wish your life was full of excitement and adventure? The pets from space are here to help!In this third hilarious book in the series, join Satniks Fizz, Toppo, Zingle and Gronk as they go on a crazy supermarket shopping trip and a walk on the wild side at Monkey Magic Adventure Park. But can friends Tom, Zack and Daisy keep the pets from space out of trouble when one of them is spotted monkeying around? Will the day be cosmic or will everyone go bananas?Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.

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Splash Landing

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Is there something strange in your garden? LOOK OUT! It could be an ALIEN from another planet!Pets from Space are cool! Pets from Space are clever! Pets from Space have gadgets with superpowers! But... WARNING! Pets from Space are naughty and their tricks might get you into trouble!Find out what happens to Tom, Zack and Daisy when they meet the PETS FROM SPACE! Each book features two fun stories, fully illustrated in black and white throughout by Alex Paterson.

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Cosmic Claws

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

LOOK OUT! The PETS FROM SPACE are back. If you don't like madness, mayhem and mischief then run away from this book! But if you love jokes, tricks and FUN then dive in!Tom, Zack and Daisy meet a new alien and take the Pets from Space to the wildlife park. What will happen when they meet elephants, penguins and lions? Will they be friends or will they be LUNCH?Each book features two fun stories, fully illustrated in black and white throughout by Alex Paterson.

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Dead Man's Hand

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

Transported back in time to the pirate ship Sea Wolf on the Caribbean Sea, Sam arrives to find the crew sharing out a new haul of treasure! Amidst the gold and jewels, Sam finds a gruesome skeletal hand clutching an ancient relic. It doesn't look important, but could it lead to greater riches? Sam is determined to find out but others are also on the trail. Can he solve the riddles, outwit his enemies and find the treasure?

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The Sea Monster

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Treasure Map

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

When Sam's crewmate, Harry Hopp, wins an ancient treasure map while playing cards, he is disappointed to find that the treasure lies at the heart of a famous cave complex. The treasure is legendary - and so is the fact that all those who seek it get lost in the labyrinth! Sam is convinced that with the aid of the map, he can find the treasure, but if he's wrong he could be doomed to wander the caves for ever...

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The Double-cross

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Dragon Fire

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Deadly Trap

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!There's a new pirate aboard the Sea Wolf and he's popular with the crew, but Sam is suspicious - why is the new recruit so interested in Captain Blade? And how can Sam convince his friends that they're falling into a deadly trap?

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Kidnapped

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!A fearsome encounter with enemy ships leads to a huge sea battle. When the smoke clears, Sam realises Charlie has vanished. Could his crewmate have been kidnapped? It's Sam Silver to the rescue!

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The Ghost Ship

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Skeleton Island

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2)Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3)Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4)When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!Sam Silver lives near the sea and enjoys beach-combing for pirate treasures. When he finds an ancient message in a bottle he thinks it will make a great new relic for his collection, but the bottle holds a very special secret... Inside is a gold doubloon which whisks Sam back in time to 1706. Suddenly he's on board a pirate ship - the Sea Wolf - surrounded by her fearsome captain and crew and sailing the Caribbean Sea. If Sam can't think of a very good reason why they should keep him alive, he'll be forced to walk the plank!

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Alex Ayliffe

Alex Ayliffe is a bestselling, award-winning writer and artist. Her distinctive papercut illustrations are bright and bold with lots of child appeal. Alex has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Dig Dig Digging and Boo Barney, winner of the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.