Search our site
Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newham Read the opening extract of the brand new Vicky Newham book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Grk and the Phoney Macaroni by Joshua Doder
  

Grk and the Phoney Macaroni

Part of the A Grk Book Series
9+ readers   Books of the Month   

Lovereading view...

March 2012 Book of the Month. Grk and his erstwhile master Tim have been all over the world in their previous 7 adventures and in this one they visit Italy. Before long however, Grk has been kidnapped and Tim is wondering how he's going to get him back. It's a fun-filled and action-packed adventure in which the reader experiences the country almost at first hand whilst joining Tim in his quest. Tha fabulous duo of Grk and Tim may well remind you of the other irrepressible action and adventure duo of Tintin and Snowy. Great stuff.

A message from the author: “The eight Grk books have taken me around the world in my imagination if not always in reality. Sometimes I’ve written about places that I know well; sometimes about places that I’ve visited; and sometimes I’ve written about places I haven’t seen, but have researched through films and books and conversations. The eighth book is set in a country I have visited many times, Italy. I love the people, the culture, the food and the weather, and it was a great pleasure to send Tim and Grk there, and explore Rome through their eyes.”

Synopsis

Grk and the Phoney Macaroni by Joshua Doder

Tim and Grk's eighth amazing adventure takes them to the home of pizza, pasta and the leaning tower of Pisa. There they meet the Duke of Macaroni, a man with a terrible secret which he will do anything to hide. Grk is walking happily through the park, sniffing trees and chasing squirrels, when he's suddenly snatched by two men in black suits. Where are they taking him? And how can Tim get him back?

Reviews

'I simply couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened to Tim and Grk ... Great reading for boys.' - The Bookbag

Praise for the Grk Series:

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the Blue Peter Book Award

‘Smart and pacy’ - Sunday Times

‘A cracking read’ - The Bookseller

‘The humour, narrative voice and absence of magic stuff are a delight’ - Amanda Craig, The Times

‘Grk is a successful modern Snowy to Tim Malt’s Tintin’ - Books for Keeps

‘[An] infectious mix of thrills, spills and of-the-cuff humour’ - Scotsman

‘Doder has breathed new life into the classic ingredients of children’s adventure writing . . . Gr-eat stuff ’ - TES

‘A high-octane plot, filled with action, suspense and humour, along with an element of dark political seriousness, combine to create a hugely entertaining read.’ - Sunday Times

About the Author

Joshua Doder

Joshua Doder lives in London with his wife, two dogs, three cats and a ferret called Miki. He has worked as a chef, a librarian and an actor. His hobbies include collecting Japanese pottery and climbing mountains. He has also written adult books, had plays performed, and reviewed for a major national newspaper under a pseudonym.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Joshua Doder

More books by Joshua Doder
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.joshlacey.com/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

9+ readers
Books of the Month

Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781842709320

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools