Miku Takeshita and her family have moved from Japan to live in the UK, but unfortunately the family's enemy demons have followed them...Miku knows she's in trouble when her new supply teacher turns out to be a Nukekubi - a bloodthirsty demon who can turn into a flying head and whose favourite snack is children. That night, in a raging snowstorm, Miku's little brother Kazu is kidnapped by the demons, and then it's up to Miku and her friend Cait to get him back. The girls break into their snow-locked school, confronting the dragon-like Woman of the Wet, and outwitting the faceless Nopera-bo. At last they come face to face with the Nukekubi itself - but will they be in time to save Kazu? The winner of the first Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award, this is the first of a new trilogy, Takeshita Demons, with the second, Takeshita Demons: The Filth-Licker due to be published in 2011 and Takeshita Demons: Monster Matsuri in 2012.
- CD-Audio | 144 pages
- 130 x 152 x 12mm | 105g
- 01 Feb 2011
- Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Cristy Burne
Cristy Burne has joint New Zealand and Australian citizenship, has travelled widely and lived for several years in Japan as a teacher and editor. It was during this time that she became fascinated with Japanese folklore and the supernatural yokai - demons - which are very much a part of Japanese culture, but little known outside Japan. She won the Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Award for emerging writers, in Queensland, Australia, but Takeshita Demons was her first published book. Cristy and her family live in Perth, Australia. To find out more about Cristy Burne and for downloads and resources click here Charlotte Strevens studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and since graduating her audio work includes voice-overs, audio books, narratives for the National Geographic and Biography Channels, short stories and dramas fot the BBC. She was also a member of the World Service Elnglish Language Repertory. Her passion is Cuban Salsa and she is an accomplished tap dancer.