Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 03 Jul 2014
ISBN: 9780857632579
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 256 pages

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners


Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Mathilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can’t wait to show her their den and its moth, and to help her avoid school dinners (also known as poison). But Mathilde LOVES school dinners and even has seconds!

And that’s when they know. Mathilde is a spy and she has come to find out their secrets. They must stop her before it’s TOO LATE!!!

A brilliant, laugh-out-loud story about everyday school life turned on its head. Clear, appealing black and white illustrations bring the humour to life!

Read more of Izzy’s adventures!

  • Baby Aliens Got My Teacher
  • My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat
  • Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies
  • To Wee Or Not To Wee!
  • There’s a Werewolf in my Tent
  • There’s a Yeti in the Playground
  • The Phantom Lollipop Man
  • Icarus Was Ridiculous

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“This is a fantastic book for those just starting out with independent reading… A hilarious and gripping story of friendship and how first impressions aren’t always accurate.”

Zoe Phillimore, Evening Standard

“Laugh out loud at this hilarious story of four school friends charged with looking after the new girl in the class. Silent and mysterious, and a lover of school dinners, Mathilde is different. Is she the dreaded school inspector in disguise? Written in a conversational style, children will easily relate to the familiar setting of school; it’s a quick read with a page-turner plot.”

– The Best New Children’s Books Summer 2015 Guardian supplement

“I would recommend this book to grandma and daddy and anyone else who loves spy stories!”

– Ayla’s Adventures

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