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Barnaby Grimes : Return of the Emerald Skull

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Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. This is a fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted ship in the fog of the docks, and delivering it to the local schoolmaster, Barnaby thinks he's earned a moment to sit on the rooftops and eat his favourite pasty. But soon he realises that all is not well at the school - but is the problem quite as he expects it? A gruesome tale of a school overrun by a terrible curse - who will survive?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 15mm | 156g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 055255622X
  • 9780552556224
  • 301,670

About Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.show more

Review quote

"This is an engaging, nail-biter of a thriller, greatly enhanced by Riddell's atmospheric illustrations" Irish Examiner "Pace is breathless and Riddell's illustrations are stunning" The Irish Timesshow more

Back cover copy

My grip tightened on the cruel stone knife, the blade glinting, as the blood-red ruby eyes of the grinning skull bore into mine. Inside my head, the voice rose to a piercing scream. 'Cut out his beating heart - and give it to me!' Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad on a mission - to collect a parcel from the docks and deliver it to a famous school. But dark forces have been released and, as Barnaby returns to Grassington Hall School, he's about to find out the extent of the horror. A spine-tingling tale of a school in the grip of a terrible curse. Tick-tock, time is running out. Can Barnaby survive? From the creators of the best selling Edge Chronicles.show more

Review Text

"This is an engaging, nail-biter of a thriller, greatly enhanced by Riddell's atmospheric illustrations"show more

Rating details

296 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 23% (69)
4 41% (120)
3 31% (93)
2 4% (11)
1 1% (3)
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