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Anthony McGowan

25 children’s books by the writer

Anthony McGowan was born in Manchester. Educated at a Catholic comprehensive, he won't say that his character's schooldays are exactly based on his own but he certainly writes from experience. Before turning to writing full-time, Anthony gained a PhD in Philosophy, worked as a nightclub bouncer, an Open University tutor, a journalist and a civil servant. He is married with two children. He won the Teenage Booktrust Prize for Henry Tumour, which was also shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award, Redbridge Teenage Book Award and the Catalyst Award. He is also the writer behind the Donut Diaries books.

12+ years

Pike

Anthony McGowan, Staffan Gnosspelius

Pike

A stunning companion piece to Brock from award-winning Anthony McGowan. Nicky and Kenny return in Pike as a fishing expedition nosedives into near tragedy. The Bacon Pond is famous for its monster-sized fish and Kenny is determined to catch one ...

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9-11 years

Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

Anthony McGowan

Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

A stinking alien commander. Eight freaky kids. And a pair of faded Y-fronts. When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ...

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9-11 years

Donut Diaries: Escape from Camp Fatso: Book 3

Anthony McGowan, David Tazzyman

Donut Diaries: Escape from Camp Fatso: Book 3

Dermot Milligan loves donuts. His nickname at school is Donut. But he knows he needs to lose some weight, so now he's made a promise to stop eating them. And to make sure he keeps that promise, his mum ...

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9+ years

Python Adventure

Anthony McGowan

Python Adventure

Python Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals! Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of tracks. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals ...

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9-11 years

Donut Diaries: Revenge is Sweet: Book Two

Anthony McGowan, David Tazzyman

Donut Diaries: Revenge is Sweet: Book Two

Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight, and hooked on donuts. His mother has booked him in to see Dr Morlock, a nutritionist who looks like a Dementor. The diary is Dr Morlock's idea. Not only does Dermot ...

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9-11 years

The Donut Diaries: Book One

Anthony McGowan, David Tazzyman

The Donut Diaries: Book One

A British Diary of a Wimpy Kid, featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful. Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight and hooked on donuts. He has a pushy, over-achieving mother, and a father who spends all ...

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11+ years

Hello Darkness

Anthony McGowan

Hello Darkness

"Stealthy, furtive, unhurried yet urgent - In a few seconds of efficient butchery, the chickens are dead and dismembered." Someone is on a killing spree - slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's had ...

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12-14 years

Brock

Anthony McGowan, Staffan Gnosspelius

Brock

A bleakly poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub from the destructive hands of a local gang. When Nicky finds Jezbo and his gang digging up a badger set, there's not a lot he ...

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