Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space


Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space


Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space

Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space is the first in a brand new kids' comedy series written by A.F. Harrold and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.

Greta is an ordinary(ish) eleven-year-old orphan girl with journalistic aspirations, an absent-minded inventor aunt and a pair of ex-circus grandads. She's on the hunt for that elusive Big Scoop that will finally get her name on the front page of The Local Newspaper and win her the prestigious Prilchard-Sprizer Award.

In the meantime, all across the galaxy, planets are being destroyed by robots, in the name of exploration and the hunt for new knowledge. And now, the next planet in their sights is the planet Earth.

And, for various complicated reasons, only Greta stands in their way...

Unabashedly straddling, treading on and tripping over that fine line balanced between Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy and Goth Girl, Greta Zargo is funny, odd, intelligent, daft and almost entirely unnecessary.

If this sounds like your sort of thing, then you'll be pleased to know that Greta's second adventure, as recorded in the book Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth will be released to the masses in May 2018, also from Bloomsbury.

The book is available as a stick-it-in-your-ears audiobook, read wonderfully by Cameron Stewart, from Audible.

You can buy the real book, obviously, from many independent and high street bookshops (which are often the same thing), as well as all the usual online places, such as Hive or Bloomsbury.

Or you can buy a signed and dedicated copy direct from me, for £8 (including UK postage (for other places, e-mail me via the Contact page first)), by clicking the PayPal button below.

To download the thrilling audio version, read wonderfully by Cameron Stewart (Stn Officer Suffolk, London's Burning), visit Audible.

All the illustrations on this page are by joe Todd-Stanton, and if you like them definitely check out his other books such as Arthur and the Golden Rope and The Secret of Black Rock. They are excellent things.