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Posted by Tom, June 6, 2013

It’s June publication day!

Today is an absolutely mammoth publication day for Nosy Crow fiction, with FOUR new titles hitting bookshops everywhere (and one incredible picture book).

It’s the day of reckoning for The Grunts all at Sea by Philip Ardagh and Axel Scheffler – the second hilarious volume in The Grunts series. Mr Grunt is a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. That can’t be that difficult… can it? Here’s the first chapter:


You can order the book online here.

And if you’re new to The Grunts, you can discover the series from the very beginning – the paperback edition of the first book, The Grunts in Trouble, is also out today! Prepare to meet Mr and Mrs Grunt, their adopted son, Sunny, their donkeys, Clip and Clop, a household of disgruntled servants from nearby Bigg House… and a swarm of angry bees! Here’s the first chapter:


You can order the book online here.

We’re publishing Tiger Thief, by Michaela Clarke – a truly incredible debut novel for 9 – 12 year olds. An epic, beautifully written fantasy, Tiger Thief tells the story of Sharat and his majestic white tiger, Emira – two halves of the same soul. When Emira mysteriously disappears in the middle of their circus act, Sharat is devastated. He’s also determined to get her back, despite the force of the Empire being ranged against him… Find out about some of the inspirations behind the book at yesterday’s blogpost, where we’ve interviewed Michaela, or read the first chapter here:


You can order the book online here.

It’s publication day for The Rescue Princesses: Animals in Danger by Paula Harrison – a special three-in-one edition combining the first three volumes in the fantastic Rescue Princesses series. Here’s the first chapter:


You can order the book online here.

And finally, we’re publishing the paperback edition of Troll Swap, by Leigh Hodgkinson – a fantastic, funny, touching picture book with real humour and heart. Here’s a look inside:


You can order the book online here.

Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!