Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 12 Jan 2023
ISBN: 9781839940514
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 224 pages

There’s a Beast in the Basement!


Chaos and mayhem reign as Izzy and her friends take on another hilarious (mis)adventure. There’s no such thing as an ordinary day at school when they’re around… Izzy and her friends overhear their head teacher talking about “missing treasure” and “running out of time”. They know this means there’s TREASURE buried in the school somewhere and that Mr Graves wants it all for himself. So Jodi says they’ve got to find it first, and they should start by searching the staffroom. After seeing things they will never forget, they head to the basement. Gary Petrie’s dad is working down there and he’s seen something SHINY! So they send Zach’s cat down with a camera strapped to her head and study the footage carefully. What they see is SHOCKING and CHANGES EVERYTHING. It’s not treasure in the basement, it’s a BEAST with SHINING EYES and it’s coming to get them! RUN!!!

Stories Aloud

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“The story is exciting enough to hold the attention of young readers but it also opens readers to valuable lessons and themes.”

The National 

“Expect chaotic, comedy capers full of mischief and mayhem, and a dizzying,
dazzling gallery of Flintham’s high-energy black-and-white illustrations as Izzy’s
intrepid gang get to grips with some truly anarchic antics.”

Lancashire Evening Post

“Dundee author Butchart does it again with this hilarious school tale.”

The Sunday Post

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