A third delightful story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede from Award winning author Lynne Reid BAnks. Harry woke up first. The straight-up-hard thing was jiggling. It was moving. "What's happening?" asked George in alarm. "I don't know. We're moving." Harry replied. "Where are we? We're not where we were last night!" crackled George. "I told you! This is a can't -get-out!" Harry and George face the toughest adventure yet when they are shipped West in a crate of bananas. Far across the no-end puddle, miles away from home, they must find a way to survive the bitter cold and hide from the hundreds of Hoo-Mins do-diddling around them. They run away as fast as they can, but inadvertently squirm into a Hoo-Min Nest and come face to face with a hairy-yowler! All Harry wants is to go home to his mother, and tell her how much he warm-hearts her before her time comes to "stop". But before they can even start the perilous journey home, they must escape the Nest and go out into the no-top world. Yet this particular Hoo-Min is fascinated by insects, and wants nothing more than to add some poisonous centipedes to his collection!
Praise for Harry the Poisonous Centipede: "A real ground level story that rockets along on hundreds of legs!Bug fans will love this." -- Kidstuff School Books RTE Guide Praise for Tiger, Tiger: "Tiger, Tiger burns brightly to the very last page, and long afterwards too." -- Michael Morpurgo Praise for The Indian in the Cupboard: "An assured piece of storytelling, well able to stand comparison with older classics." -- Times Educational Supplement "Enthralling and hair-raising reading." -- TLS Praise for The Secret of the Indian: "There have been many famous stories in which children's toys come alive: this book is in the same great tradition." -School Library Association.
Since Lynne's first novel for adults, The L-Shaped Room, she has been published here and in the US. Her strong narrative style and ability to create worlds where small people and animals live, is second to none. Her book, The Indian in the Cupboard, shortly to be a Collins Modern Classic, was made into a major feature film -- her books in the series sell and sell. Lynne says writing for children comes more easily than writing for adults. "It's not that it is less demanding -- I just find it more fun."