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  • Published: 15 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782954880
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

Agent Z and the Killer Bananas




More barking-mad mischief from practical jokers, the Crane Grove Crew by the author of the bestselling The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Ben's repulsive cousin, T.J., comes to stay. He discovers an incriminating videotape of Agent Z activities and blackmails Ben into becoming his slave.Meanwhile, Ben, Jenks and Barney embark on their first film, entitled Invasion of the Killer Bananas, in which T.J. unwittingly has a starring role. When T.J. disappears, however, the film points towards Ben, Jenks and Barney as murder suspects!In an attempt to clear their names, the boys use all the cunning of Agent Z to try and lure T.J. home and into the hands of the police . . .Mark Haddon has a sharp understanding of what makes children tick, and they will delight in the ever more daring, ever more hilarious missions of Agent Z and his three creators.

  • Pub date: 15 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782954880
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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Praise for Agent Z and the Killer Bananas

“Full of mischief and madness”

Teaching & Learning

“Zany humour”

Oxford Times

“If you want to encourage boys of nine-plus to read, this laugh-aloud book is the one”

Sunday Tribune


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