Like Roald Dahl - but different!
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.
About the Author
Christopher William Hill is an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist. His plays for young people have been performed in the UK and internationally.
Fans of Roald Dahl, Chris Priestly and Lemony Snicket will savour every gruesome drop of this stylish, grisly and original comedy. - The TimesAn idiosyncratic comic fantasy... it is likely that children will be most enthusiastic. - Books For KeepsBloodthirsty and mysterious with a sharp spike in its tail, Osbert's story is a deliciously dark invitation to the strange world of Schwartzgarten, a city corrupt with shadows and secrets - and in need of a hero. - We Love this BookLooks set to be a hugely successful new series. Marvelously detailed. There are three more bloodthirsty and hilarious adventures to come. - School LibrarianA macabre tale full of ghoulish and gruesome escapades. A frightening but appealing anti-hero. - BooktrustA riveting story - a clever mix of humour with some very dark and gruesome moments and a couple of real shocks towards the end. - Primary TimesIf you love your teachers and have never entertained the thought of murdering them in the most diabolically appropriate way, then this book should probably be avoided at all costs. - Lion & Unicorn BooksRules are broken in a carnival manner that is deliciously and genuinely thrilling - Books for Keeps
Series: Tales from Schwartzgarte
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 11th June 2013
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1