Steve Voake - Author

About the Author

Steve Voake grew up in Midsomer Norton, near Bath, Somerset. His early ambitions were to play football for England and to be a bomb disposal expert so that he could blow stuff up. His favourite pastime was racing home made go-carts (and crashing them) with his friends.

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Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story

Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Second in the series of funny animal adventures in the city, for fans of Dick King-Smith, Awesome Animals and Disney classics; illustrated by Jim Field. Mazwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs are ready for another adventure when they meet Ant; an unusually small squirrel in search of a story. Luckily, the city has a new mystery - animals are disappearing from the zoo, and soon the gang are dealing with grumpy lions, wise-cracking monkeys and the suspicious Snyder Lard, Security Guard. Will Maxwell solve the mystery, save the zoo and find Ant his story?

Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs

Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

A new series of funny, warm-hearted animal adventures for fans of Dick King-Smith, Awesome Animals and Disney classics like Lady and the Tramp; illustrated by Jim Field. Funny stories for fans of Dick King-Smith and Disney Classic animal adventures; with art by Jim Field. Maxwell Mutt might be small, but his heart is big and the city is full of adventure. Before long, he teams up with a gang of downtown dogs: Restreppo the retired police-dog, Mr B the homely bulldog and Madison the angry poodle (do not mention his hairdo). When Maxwell hears the call of a friend in need, the dogs brave the big, bright city, where they hear tales of the Collector; the cruellest ever dog-catcher. But dreams, fun and adventure are waiting along the way...

Insect Detective

Insect Detective

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2015

An exquisite glimpse into the strange and wonderful world of insects. An exquisite glimpse into the strange and wonderful world of insects. Right now, all around you, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things. But you can't always see them straight away. Sometimes you have to know where to look...This wonderful book, illustrated by Charlotte Voake and written by Steve Voake, tells us all about the different kinds of insects hiding away in your garden and how to recognize them. It's full of glorious detail, but remember - if it doesn't have six legs, it's not an insect!

Hooey Higgins and the Christmas Crash

Hooey Higgins and the Christmas Crash

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Like sheep? Like nurses? Like to meet A SHEEP-BOY-NURSE? Sledge on down to Shrimpton-on-Sea and you might be in luck! It's snow season in Shrimpton - time for the nativity play and perfect conditions for testing the SHRIMPTON SUPERSONIC SLEDGE. One Christmas Crash later, Basbo is crumpled up in hospital and Twig's nan is stuck on the ward downstairs after an incident with a slippery salmon fritter. But Hooey and friends are determined that Nan won't miss out on seeing Twig play lead SHEEP-BOY in the Christmas show... There's only one obstacle: STARK-STARING BUG-EYED MAD NURSE MALONEY!

Hooey Higgins and the Awards of Awesomeness

Hooey Higgins and the Awards of Awesomeness

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2013

Screwball antics on and off the footie pitch. Why does Twig NEVER win an award? Why? WHY? Anyway, he doesn't. In school assembly everyone else (even Basbo) wins Mr Croft's Awards Certificates - Sarah-Jane Silverton has so many that her parents have actually built an extension to display them all. There's only one solution: Hooey and Will decide to invent their own AWARDS OF AWESOMENESS, strategically tailored to Twig's ... erm ... talents. But one mayhem football game and one Green innovation later, Twig is still tragically prizeless. Will he EVER be Awarded an Award, Awesome or otherwise?

Hooey Higgins and the Big Day Out

Hooey Higgins and the Big Day Out

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Like kayaks? Like hula? Like to hula ON a kayak? Read this book and you ... might! Ever been up to your neck in a croc-infested swamp with enemy soldiers tracking your every move? Me neither! But don't let that stop you coming to the Outdoor Activity Centre, where Basbo is on red alert for sharky-sharks, Twig is searching for brains, courage and a heart (he's seen The Wizard of Oz) and Hooey is flying high - without a plane. Come on, there's no time for biscuits - slap your kayak and let's GO, GO, GO!

Web of Fire bind-up

Web of Fire bind-up

Author: Steve Voake Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

This exciting new bind-up features both of Steve Voake's action-packed fantasy novels in one sleek package!In The Dreamwalker's Child, fifteen-year-old Sam Palmer awakens from a coma in Aurobon, a world eerily similar to his own. He discovers that his bicycle accident was really an elaborate abduction by a ruler named Odoursin with a deadly agenda. Now he must team up with a fearless girl pilot to outwit the enemy. Otherwise, dark forces will invade his own world using insects the size of fighter jets.In The Web of Fire, Sam and Skipper are called upon once again to help their friends in Aurobon fight Odoursin and what might be the fiercest insect army imaginable. Their mission becomes heart-stoppingly urgent when they discover that Odoursin is plotting to destroy humankind, this time by using the President of the United States as a pawn.

Dark Woods

Dark Woods

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Eden turned the teddy bear over in her hands and Cal saw the way her fingers stroked the worn patch of fur, touching the frayed threads where the glass eye used to be. 'Where did you get this?' she whispered. Jefferson smiled. 'From in here,' he told her, tapping a finger against his temple. 'From inside your head.' After meeting on holiday in Montana, Cal and Eden decide to explore the mountains beyond their campground. But deep in the woods, someone is watching them. Jefferson Boyd, a lone outcast, believes he has discovered a way of turning dreams into reality. But he needs someone to experiment upon. When Cal wakes up in an isolated cabin, he discovers they are not alone. And as the terrifying truth emerges, he realises that their only chance of survival is to finally confront the nightmares that are stalking them through the shadows of the forest . . .

Hooey Higgins and the Shark

Hooey Higgins and the Shark

Author: Steve Voake Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2011

Welcome to a land called Shrimpton-on-Sea where the folks are a bit unusual and you can make friends with Hooey, Twig, Will and Dingbat the dog. Are they naughty, slightly scruffy boys? Yes they are. Will they do anything for a few quid? Yes they will. What's so unusual about that, then? Well, it all starts with the giant chocolate egg, and then there's catching the shark in the flowery duvet cover and then Twig dresses up as a sea-urchin and gets chased through the knicker shop by Basbo the bully (boo, he's mean!) and then there's the big explosion and everything. But it all makes sense when you read it.

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers

Author: Steve Voake Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

The world's a dangerous place, innit? Have you ever found yourself In Danger and thought, What I really need is a pair of super-protective trousers to keep me safe from crocodiles, flying toffee-apples and log-flume malfunctions? Yes? Well, come visit Shrimpton-on-Sea, where Hooey, Will and Twig are working on their genius health and safety invention - the all-new-super-TremTroo!

Hooey Higgins and the Big Boat Race

Hooey Higgins and the Big Boat Race

Author: Steve Voake Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

You'll never guess what Hooey, Will and Twig are up to now - they've only gone and built a crazy bouncing boat to enter the Shrimpton-on-Sea home-made boat race! But who's that coming up on the outside? Is that Grandad in a battleship? Bob the Baker in a doughnut dinghy? Philbert the farmer on a floating cow? And where's that BASBO? Madness! Chaos! Marshmallows with too many E-numbers! Grab your paddles - WE'RE OFF!

Daisy Dawson at the Seaside

Daisy Dawson at the Seaside

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Daisy Dawson is on holiday at the seaside for her fourth animal adventure. We're so happy by the sea / Hearing the crabs go cracker-dee-dee / And hangin' wiv our good friend Daisy D. The sky is blue, the clouds are white - and it's time for Daisy Dawson's summer holiday. With her new friends the rapping baby rabbits and Pinchy the dancing crab, Daisy comes across a dolphin in danger. Can they save the magic of the seaside?

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Like explosions? Like trousers? Like to see some exploding trousers? Read this book and you ... might! Like explosions? Like trousers? Like to see some exploding trousers? Read this book and you ... might! The world's a dangerous place, innit? Have you ever found yourself In Danger and thought, What I really need is a pair of super-protective trousers to keep me safe from crocodiles, flying toffee-apples and log-flume malfunctions? Yes? Well, come visit Shrimpton-on-Sea, where Hooey, Will and Twig are working on their genius health and safety invention - the all-new-super-TremTroo!

Hooey Higgins and the Shark

Hooey Higgins and the Shark

Author: Steve Voake, Emma Dodson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Like sharks? Like pants? Like to see a shark IN pants? Then Hooey Higgins is the series for you! Welcome to a land called Shrimpton-on-Sea where the folks are a bit unusual and you can make friends with Hooey, Twig, Will and Dingbat the dog. Are they naughty, slightly scruffy boys? Yes they are. Will they do anything for a few quid? Yes they will. What's so unusual about that, then? Well, it all starts with the giant chocolate egg, and then there's catching the shark in the flowery duvet cover and then Twig dresses up as a sea-urchin and gets chased through the knicker shop by Basbo the bully (boo, he's mean!) and then there's the big explosion and everything. But it all makes sense when you read it.

Daisy Dawson

Daisy Dawson

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2007

A funny and engaging story - perfect for children starting to read alone. Daisy's late for school - again - when an encounter with a butterfly leaves her suddenly able to understand everything that animals say! When her friend Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, Daisy enlists the help of a host of animal friends to set him free.

The Web of Fire

The Web of Fire

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Skipper and Sam are back, four years after they vanquished Odoursin and saved humankind from his terrifying plans. But the Aurobon they return to is vastly different from the one they left. Vahlzi has been destroyed and all that remains of Firebrand's forces are scattered groups of resistance fighters. For after his defeat, Odoursin went underground, waiting until the time was right to unleash his new army and annihilate Vahlzi for good. Filled with grief and rage, Skipper and Sam are determined to help their surviving friends fight Odoursin and build a squadron of the fiercest insects ever seen. But their mission becomes heart-stoppingly urgent when they discover that Odoursin is once again plotting to destroy humankind - this time by using the President of the United States . . . An action-packed adventure of good versus evil, wisdom versus greed - bursting with danger, heroism and ferocious insects.

Web of Fire

Web of Fire

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2006

This title is the explosive sequel to The Dreamwalker's Child . Skipper and Sam are back, four years after they vanquished Odoursin and saved humankind from his terrifying plans. But the Aurobon they return to is vastly different from the one they left. Vahlzi has been destroyed and all that remains of Firebrand's forces are scattered groups of resistance fighters. For after his defeat, Odoursin went underground, waiting until the time was right to unleash his new army and annihilate Vahlzi for good. Filled with grief and rage, Skipper and Sam are determined to help their surviving friends fight Odoursin and build a squadron of the fiercest insects ever seen. But their mission becomes heart-stoppingly urgent when they discover that Odoursin is once again plotting to destroy humankind - this time by using the President of the United States...It is an action-packed adventure of good versus evil, wisdom versus greed - bursting with danger, heroism and ferocious insects.

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