Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Alex T. Smith

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Hodder Children's Books

9781444932102
288
Synopsis

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a brand new hero: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series.

Follow Mr Penguin and Colin as they crash-land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying?

Find out in the second Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.

Praise for Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure:
'Addictive slapstick' - Guardian
'The perfect introduction to mystery stories.' - Scotsman

Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is now a TV star on Disney Junior. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator.

Follow Alex on Twitter @Alex_T_Smith

In the media
Alex T Smith's second book in the charming and hilarious Mr Penguin series is a plunging plane-ride of action and excitement with a very British sensibility that will delight fans of funny illustrated books.

BookTrust

A fast-paced adventure with slapstick humour and brilliant illustrations.

Cressida Cowell

The attention to detail is joyful and wonderfully enhances Alex's lively tale and the story bounces along at an energetic pace, bursting with red herrings and fish finger sandwich references aplenty. Wildly imaginative with clockwork sleighs and hypnotised snakes, it is bound to captivate younger readers. Containing just the right amount of danger, intrigue and peril for its audience which mixed with the incredibly generous slapstick comedy makes for a hugely entertaining read.

Book Lover Jo