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  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780342
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

How To Beat Genghis Khan in an Arm Wrestle




Join three friends as they use their imagination, settle playground scores and alter the entire course of history in the process!

Join three friends as they use their imagination, settle playground scores and alter the entire course of history in the process!
Big bully Zachary Black has stolen the awesome comic that Sid has spent hours drawing. Zachary sets Sid a challenge – beat him in an arm wrestle and the comic is his once again.

Sid’s evil-genius neighbour, the Mighty Professor Skeletron, calculates Sid’s chance of victory as one in ten, so they create a Time Rescrambler in order for Sid to take the challenge ten times . . . and eventually win! But catastrophe strikes when the rewind button jams and the boys, along with Sid's little sister, Wendy, are transported back to the time of the Mongol Empire. To make matters worse, the device falls into the hands of a fearsome warrior.

Will they save the world, or will life as we know it no longer exist?

  • Pub date: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780342
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Nick Falk

Nick is a practicing psychologist who lives with his wife and two young sons in London. He first picked up a pen aged seven, and has been writing ever since. He likes to write books that are two parts funny, three parts exciting and one part educational, with a dollop of fantastical thrown in. He first started making up stories for his two young sons when they were living by the beach in Tasmania, and 17 published books later, he’s still going strong!

Nick has 4 series of books on the shelves, all for children aged 6 to 10. Saurus Street, which is about time travelling dinosaurs; Billy is a Dragon, which is about shape-shifting were-beasts; Samurai vs Ninja, which is about shuriken-filled battles; and the ‘How To’ series, which is about kids getting horribly lost in history. Nick has lived and worked in Australia, the US and Asia, and arrived back in the UK in 2015.

Tony Flowers

Tony Flowers loves to draw and is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. His drawings are loved in Japan for their detail and humour and he has won an award in the USA for his street chalk art.

Tony has a Masters degree in Visual Communication.

He has illustrated six books in the popular Saurus Street series and his most highly valued prize to date has been from the Oshima Picture Book Museum in Toyama, Japan, for his hand made pop-up book Gaijin Holiday.


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