The first book in the gruesomely funny Tales from Schwartzgarten series.
Meet Osbert Brinkhoff, the unlikeliest of avengers. His is a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. The villains are vicious. The settings are sinister. And good does NOT always prevail…
If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies…then welcome to the GRUESOMELY FUNNY Tales from Schwartzgarten.
In the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew, the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiments on living things. His very first creation has been long forgotten – a small, almost-human creature, known only as Stitch Head. Poor Stitch Head has spent years vying for attention amongst a menagerie of freakish monsters. When a travelling circus ringmaster, Fulbert Freakfinder, promises to make him a star, Stitch Head wonders whether there is another life for him. But first, he has to catch the professor’s latest creation – a monstrous three-armed creature that’s just smashed its way to freedom . . .
One day in the forest, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument – and, eventually, the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods.
The bear’s piano playing makes him a huge star, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. Could it be that money and celebrity are not everything?
SPYNOSAUR is secret agency Department 6’s not-so secret weapon. Created by mysterious science rays, Spynosaur has the mind of a super spy and the body of a dinosaur. Dedicated to protecting the world from criminal masterminds, this prehistoric powerhouse dishes out justice and puns to a host of eccentric enemies. But when he and his sidekick daughter Amber are sent to rescue a captured fellow agent, they discover an old enemy is back back in business and planning to unleash a devastating secret weapon upon the world…
When the young Prince of Avala is imprisoned by rebels, he needs all the help he can get to escape. As he flees his prison dressed in his red pyjamas, his captives are hot on his heels. Soon, he realises he is not alone. The whole land of Avala has joined forces to help him, each person dressing in red to confound and confuse his enemies. An exciting tale of adventure and escape!
Ade lives on the seventeenth floor of an inner city tower block.
He’s just an ordinary boy.
Apart from the fact that his mother won’t leave her bedroom.
And he’s only got one true friend: the girl he’s known all his life, Gaia.
When the Bluchers, a type of mysterious plant-form, slowly take over the city, everyone is forced to evacuate and Ade is left alone to face them.
Trapped in his tower block, how can Ade ever survive as the Bluchers weave their deadly circle around his home?
Boy in the Tower is his story.
It’s about friendship.
It’s about courage.
It’s about finding a way back home.
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Theirs is a tale of cakes and cowardice, bullies and battles, as they set out to defeat a terrifying tyrant.
The characters are CURSED. The desserts are DEADLY. And people are NOT always as they appear…
When twins Greta and Feliks lose their beloved Aunt Gisela to a poisoned marzipan cake and are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed… that is until they are rescued by the glamorous and wealthy Olga Van Veenen, a fabulous children’s author. The two twins are grateful but something tells them that Olga’s motives are not entirely genuine…