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Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
#1 Children’s Fiction Debut of the Year
“Inventive, magical and rib-tickling” – The Guardian
I’m very, very, very proud to introduce you to HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS!
“Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids will really enjoy” - The Sun
“Wallace’s vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement. Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible” – The Guardian
“Wallace’s first foray into children’s fiction is a joy. A hugely-entertaining, child-friendly read with characters you’ll want to root for, despicable villains, a satisfying adventure and a really big heart” – The Bookseller
“It made me laugh so much I thought my sides would burst!” - Noah, aged 9, Press Association review
“A humdinger. Wallace’s humour is put to great use and there’s enough madcap adventure with Hamish’s gang, the PDF, to keep your average 8-year-old in a state of mild hysteria.” - Dad.info
“An amazing and unexpected read… a book that will stay with you for years to come.” – Middle Grade Strikes Back
“Lest you imagine there are pauses in this book, there are few – unless you count for wheezes of laughter” – The Herald
“I was overjoyed when I heard that there’s going to be a sequel” – The Guardian
It’s my first kids’ book, and it’s out now…
Do you know a kid who’s 7? Or 8? Or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12?
Then please introduce them to Hamish…
He’s a kid who lives in Britain’s fourth-most boring town – Starkley. But Starkley gets very exciting one day, when Hamish notices that the whole world has completely and utterly stopped.
The planes in the air. The cars on the road. The people all around him.
Everything stops – except him.
It was brilliant fun imagining all the things a kid would do if all the rules had changed. And coming up with his mortal enemies – The TERRIBLES.
And great also to have the brilliant Jamie Littler illustrating Hamish’s adventure…
I’ll be all over the place at festivals in 2015, and Hamish is also coming soon to Australia, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Holland, Portugal and Hungary… look out for him…
I hope your kids (you) like it! Get Hamish here!