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Freewheelers and the Great Carnival Robbery By Eric Johns
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"We solemnly swear to seek adventure, excitement and danger and to rescue anyone in peril." So proclaim the Freewheelers, Gina, Claire and Mandy, as they set out on a new adventure - to... More > stop the Greatest Robbery Ever in the seaside town of Coombe Bay where they live. When the Freewheelers learn about a plot to steal the carnival charity collection they know they have to foil it. If all goes according to plan they will stop the robbery and fix their deadly enemies the Plunketts at the same time. But who will get the blame if their plans go wrong - as usual?< Less
Aliens and Earthlings By Eric Johns
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There are shortcuts through spacetime from one part of the universe to another. The trouble is you can never be sure what's at the other end of one or going to come through one to visit you. Suppose... More > you make contact with aliens - can you be sure you can trust them? Or could they be tricking you into doing something which would be disastrous for you but which they'd find hilarious? Then there's the temptation of time-travel. It seems so simple to nip back into the past, alter a few things to make your present life exactly as you'd like it to be. Unfortunately there are always unforeseen consequences and things never turn out as you hope. Also space travel is more complicated than you expect because time goes at different speeds depending on how fast you are travelling. So your journey may only take a year but when you get back everyone else could be a century older. Nothing but problems - but entertaining for those who like sci-fi stories like the ones in this book. Have a good time...< Less
The Big Sniff By Eric Johns
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There are 2 stories in this book. 1.The Big Sniff. When Abby sniffs she can smell things that aren't there - such as horses when the road is full of cars, which is very worrying. She decides to sniff... More > very carefully, but one day she forgets and takes a huge sniff - and sees men on horseback charging towards her. Then something terrible happens. 2. The Last Quarryman. John wants to explore the tunnels where quarrymen like his great-grandfather used to quarry stone. He's been warned never to go down the old tunnels because they are dangerous. But that's just what he plans to do. Then his snobby cousin Elaine comes to stay and that messes up everything and things get more dangerous than he ever imagined possible - and it's up to him to put things right, but he's not sure he has the courage to do that. 3. There are also two poems in this book which are really very short stories.< Less
Freewheelers to the Rescue! By Eric Johns
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The Freewheelers - Gina, Mandy and Claire - are a bicycle gang with just one thing missing - bikes! When they discover that a little girl has been kidnapped in their home town, with a £1000... More > reward for her rescue, it seems like their chance for an adventure and at the same time earn the bike money they need. But, as usual with their plans, things don't go as they expect and before they know it they are freewheeling into more trouble than they ever imagined. Will their luck make everything turn out all right in the end?< Less
Freewheelers Save The World! By Eric Johns
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"We solemnly swear to seek adventure, excitement and danger and to rescue anyone in peril." So proclaim the Freewheelers, Gina, Claire and Mandy, as they set out on a new adventure - to... More > stop aliens taking over the world! No one believes them when they try to warn the world about the danger it faces. It is up to the Freewheelers to act alone! Can they stop the aliens before it is too late - or will their plans go wrong as usual?< Less
The Giraffe Tree and Other Tall Stories By Eric Johns
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Warning! Strange things happen in The Giraffe Tree and Other Tall Stories. Do you know what to do if the evil Investigator Black from the Ministry of Birthdays invites himself to your party? Or what... More > you must definitely not do if you are locked in a library overnight? Or what to do if you are a garden gnome who has lost his garden. Or how to save yourself if you are a helpless snail about to be eaten by a thrush? And who should you trust if you are sold as a slave? You can find out the unexpected answers in these stories which Eric Johns has gathered together because they are all very strange and get on well together. Also, how does a giraffe become a tree?< Less
PRISONERS OF A SHADOW WORLD By Eric Johns
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Prisoners of a Shadow World tells the story of Louis-Philippe who is half French half English and of Madeleine who is Jewish. They live in France during the Second World War under the German... More > Occupation which casts a terrifying shadow over their lives - and the darkest shadow is cast by the Gestapo, the secret police. To make the situation even more dangerous, Louis-Philippe's grandfather runs an escape network for RAF aircrew who have been shot down and Louis-Philippe is helping him. At the same time, there is a growing danger to Madeleine since Jews in France face the threat of being arrested and transported to death camps in eastern Europe. As the shadows deepen so their attempts to stay alive become ever more desperate.< Less
Home Front By Eric Johns
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In the Second World War everyone was on the front line. No one was too young to fight and you didn't even have to leave home. That's why it was called the Home Front. The war came to you. Young... More > people found their homes bombed and their countries occupied by foreign armies. Home Front tells how the war turned them into evacuees, resistance fighters, fugitives and heroes.< Less
The Oldest Snowman in the World By Eric Johns
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When Amanda and Timmy build themselves a snowman called Mr Crystal they want him to live forever. But warm weather is coming and Mr Crystal begins to melt. As he gets smaller he becomes sillier and... More > puts himself in danger. How can they stop him melting? Can Father Christmas help?... There are five Mr Crystal adventures involving the children who made him, also Father Christmas, Jack Frost, reindeer, a lost penguin, a camel, elves...As The Mail on Sunday said of the first story: 'Magical!'< Less
GOODBYE, GRANNY By Eric Johns
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"At least you once had a life - and perhaps one day I'll have one," Seb tells his great-grandmother, but only occasional words draw a response. Her bitterness at being placed in an old... More > people's home is fading as her memory melts away. During Seb's visits she scatters hints of a life she has kept secret from her family. Did she once have another identity? What did she do in the war? Why does no one know? And what has she forgotten that torments her? Seb tries to unravel her past and reconstruct her life. At times she falls silent and drifts away clinging to a fragment of memory. Then Seb is left to soliloquise about the dissatisfactions of his own life. He describes his attempts to begin a relationship with a girl - any girl - and in desperation hits on the idea of an arranged romance. But his efforts are being sabotaged.< Less