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  • Published: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780328
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

How To Stop an Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare




Join three friends as they dodge bullies, do their homework and alter the entire course of history in the process!

Join three friends as they dodge bullies, do their homework and alter the entire course of history in the process!
Mr Pilchard is furious. His class came last in the poetry contest, mostly because of Sid’s terrible effort. He gives Sid an ultimatum – write the winning entry in the upcoming story competition . . . or be fed to the classroom guinea pig.

Sid turns to his sister, Wendy, and his evil-genius neighbour, the Mighty Professor Skeletron, for help. Together, they consult a psychic cat who leads them to the perfect solution – give a Shakespeare story a sci-fi twist! But when their story comes to life and causes an alien invasion, they have to find a way to travel back in time and change the past.

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

  • Pub date: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780328
  • 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.


Praise for How To Stop an Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare

“This is a crazy, fast-paced and action packed story about history and literature and, more importantly, about standing up for yourself, believing in your ability and realising that everyone has their own unique talents.”

Sam, Lamont Books


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