London Deep

London Deep

Paperback London Deep

By (author) Robin Price, By (author) Paul McGrory, Illustrated by Paul McGrory

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  • Publisher: Mogzilla
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 12mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906132038
  • ISBN 13: 9781906132033
  • Illustrations note: Black & White * 100
  • Sales rank: 484,891

Product description

London Deep is set in the future, in a flooded London - where rival police forces for kids and adults compete to keep the peace. Half book, half graphic-novel, London Deep has illustrations and strips by artist Paul McGrory on every page. Jemima Mallard is having a bad day. First she loses her air, then two kids sink her houseboat, and now the YPD (Youth Police) think she's mixed up with a criminal called Father Thames. Not even her dad, a Chief Inspector with the 'Dult Police, can help her out this time. Oh -- and London's still sinking. It's been underwater ever since the climate upgrade. All in all the girl they call 'Miss Hap' is deep trouble. 'London Deep is a really amazing story about a twelve year old girl called Jemima Mallard. She lives in a flooded London of the future!! ...This book is a very enjoyable read with lots of drama action and fun. The comic pics are very enjoyable to look at and they fit well with this kind of story.' Abigail -- (aged 10).

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Author information

Robin Price is the author of the Spartapuss series and the graphic novel/novella London Deep. He's also involved in children's theatre, having co-wrote songs for Tall Stories in their brilliant musical adaptations of Julia Donaldson's classics The Gruffalo, and Room on the Broom and well as the award-winning picture book Something Else. He's also scripted a comic-based adventure game illustrated by Craig Conlan. Robin is busy editing a new series of Roobarb and Custard books for Mogzilla, and touring the UK giving children's creative writing workshops based on Roman history. For more information visit or follow London Deep at Paul McGrory is a Liverpool-born illustrator who studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London. London Deep is Paul's first book project.

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This is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure told through words and comic art. Set in the near future, in a flooded London where rival police forces -- one for adults and one for kids -- compete to keep the peace, it intertwines the story of Jemima, daughter of the Chief Inspector of Police, with contemporary issues of climate change and the environment in an original and provocative way but without sounding patronising. It's a rattling good read and one in which you are sure to be drawn in to Jemima's exploits of survival. Lovereading