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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space


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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space


 
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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...


Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award (2018).



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 is available now, also from Bloomsbury, a bit further down this page.


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 on the internet from sites such as Hive or Bloomsbury, or as an e-book from the usual online places.

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.


Scroll all the way to bottom of this webpage for a free downloadable freebie print-out-and-keep bonus extra thing.

 
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Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth


Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth


 
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Greta Zargo and the Amoeba Monsters from the Middle of the Earth

The second book in the 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. This weekend she's writing a big story about the Thirteenth Annual Festival of New Stuff (TAFoNS for short), hosted by her absent-minded inventor aunt... who has gone missing. Can Greta find her aunt and answer the riddle of her mysterious missingness?

In the meantime, all across the town, people are being eaten by giant amoeba monsters that have emerged from the pit at the end of Greta's garden.

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, mixed with a little family-friendly James Herbert-ish b-movie horror, Greta Zargo is funny, odd, intelligent, daft and almost entirely unnecessary.


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 as an e-book from you-know-where.

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.



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.


Scroll all the way to bottom of this webpage for a free downloadable freebie print-out-and-keep bonus extra thing.

 
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The Last Will and Testament


The Last Will and Testament


The Last Will and Testament of Greta Zargo’s Parents

In the course of the two Greta Zargo novels there are, from time to time, often in footnotes, some examples of the useful and inspirational clauses Greta’s parents put in their Last Will and Testament, in case they ever left their daughter orphaned and in need of the advice and inspiration they could no longer provide face-to-face.

But in the course of two novels I couldn’t share all the advice and inspiration they put in the Last Will, and so Joe and I are making available to you, for the price of nothing (because we care), this special download of the complete Last Will and Testament of Greta Zargo’s Parents. Joe’s even done some illustrations to make the advice and inspiration even clearer and more clear, just for you.

So, if you’re curious about the clauses by which Greta lived her life, or if, perhaps, you’re looking for some advice and inspiration yourself, then click the words below that say ‘Click Here’ and you can download the complete Last Will and Testament of Greta Zargo’s Parents.

Click Here. (It’s a .zip file, so you’ll need to do some unpacking when it downloads. If you don’t know how to do that, the internet will be able to help, or maybe you can find a five year old child to help.)

In the meantime, here are the first two pages to whet your appetite…

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Scroll all the way up this webpage to read about the books which aren’t free, but which have brilliant stories and pictures in that you’ll enjoy.