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Simon Mason - Author

About the Author

Simon Mason is an author of children's and adult books. His first adult novel, a black comedy entitled The Great English Nude, won the Betty Trask first novel award and Moon Pie was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Running Girl is his first story starring Garvie Smith. Simon lives in Oxford with his wife and their two children.

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Bandit's Daughter

Bandit's Daughter

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

At the beginning of the 11th century, General Yang sends his son Zongbao to exterminate the bandit living in Dragon-Taming Wood. In the forest, Zongbao is surprised by the bandit's teenage daughter, a kung fu prodigy, who challenged him to unarmed combat. Her deal? If Zongbao wins, she will lead him to her father's secret hideout. If she wins, she will take him to her father as her prisoner. So begins Mu Guiying's extraordinary story, which will end with a spectacular battle for the destiny of her country.

Kid Got Shot

Kid Got Shot

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

It's exam season - but Five Mile is in shock. Ateenageboywasshotlastnight, with no clear motive and no clues. Garvie Smith - reprobate, genius and waster - was just getting down to a spot of revision. But he knows he's the only one who has any idea where to look for the answers. Starting with his best friend's girlfriend. Exams. What exams?

Kid Got Shot

Kid Got Shot

Author: Simon Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Meet Garvie Smith. Reprobate, genius, waster, and sometime detective. Right in the middle of revision hell - until now. A boy from Marsh Academy has been shot, with no clear motive and no clues. Disgraced DI Singh is on the case, and he's determined to keep Garvie away. But Garvie knows he's the only one who has any idea where to look for the answers. Starting with his best friend's girlfriend. And it's going to take more than pointless revision or flunking his exams to stop him getting involved. Exams. What exams?

Running Girl

Running Girl

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Meet Garvie Smith. Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades. What's the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens.Until Chloe Dow's body is pulled from a pond. His ex-girlfriend.DI Singh is already on the case. Ambitious, uptight, methodical - he's determined to solve the mystery - and get promoted. He doesn't need any 'assistance' from notorious slacker, Smith.Or does he?

Moon Pie

Moon Pie

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is too strange. And Mum's not here any more. So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favourite pie and reads him his bedtime story. And when Dad passes out, it's Martha who cleans him up and keeps his secret. But eventually Dad's problems become too big for even Martha to solve. There is only one person who can sort things out now. Dad.

Mondpicknick

Mondpicknick

Author: Simon Mason Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

Ein komischer Einfall war das von Papa, mitten in der Nacht und im Dunklen drauen im Park ein Picknick zu veranstalten. Aber Papa ist auch sonst seltsam in letzter Zeit. Manchmal tragt er den ganzen Tag seine Schlafsachen und manchmal ist er einfach weg, und wenn er dann nach Hause kommt, ist er noch seltsamer als vorher. Darum ist Martha diejenige, die "e;einen klaren Kopf bewahrt"e;, wie Mama immer gesagt hat. Fruher war sie es, die sich um alles gekummert hat - aber jetzt ist sie ja nicht mehr da. Also kmmert Martha sich um Tug, putzt und macht Essen. Und auch um Papa kmmert sie sich. Doch irgendwann werden Papas Probleme fr Martha zu gro "e;Wenn ich lter bin"e;, denkt Martha, "e;werde ich mich an dieses Mitternachtspicknick erinnern und denken, wie schn es war. Ich werde vergessen, dass ich Angst vor der Dunkelheit hatte und dass Papa komisch war. Ich werde mich an die Kerzen im Gras erinnern, die wie Flammenblumen aussahen, und an Tug, der von seinem Lieblingsauflauf trumte, und dass Papa gesagt hat, er htte mich lieb."e;

Moon Pie

Moon Pie

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is too strange. And Mum's not here any more. So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favourite pie and reads him his bedtime story. And when Dad passes out, it's Martha who cleans him up and keeps his secret. But eventually Dad's problems become too big for even Martha to solve. There is only one person who can sort things out now. Dad.

Moon Pie

Moon Pie

Author: Simon Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2011

When I'm older, she thought, I'll remember this midnight picnic as a good thing. I'll forget that I was scared of the dark, and that Dad was strange. I'll remember the candles in the grass, like flowers made out of flame, and Tug dreaming of pie, and Dad telling me he loves me. Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep their head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is too strange. And Mum's not here any more. So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favourite pie and reads him his bedtime story. And when Dad passes out, it's Martha who cleans him up and keeps his secret. But eventually Dad's problems become too big for even Martha to solve. There is only one person who can sort things out now. Dad.

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