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.
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.