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  • Published: 15 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780241351406
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Max Kowalski Didn't Mean It




Magic and family collide in this brand new book from the brilliant Susie Day, perfect for 8+ readers.

Max wants to be just like his dad - fun, loud and strong. He loves their trips to the fair and Dad's no-nonsense attitude when Max gets in trouble at school. But everything changes when mysterious boxes and even more mysterious wads of cash start turning up at their house, and when Dad disappears it's up to Max to look after his three sisters until Dad comes home.

Determined to keep the family together, Max takes his sisters to a remote village in Wales, where he's convinced that no one will find them. What Max doesn't expect to find is new friends, new questions, and a very old legend. Just how easy is it to look after three kids with no grown ups around? Where did Dad go, really? And what are the whispers Max keeps hearing, of a golden dragon, asleep under the mountain...?

  • Pub date: 15 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780241351406
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Susie Day

Susie Day grew up in Penarth, Wales, with a lisp and a really unfortunate choice of first name.

She has had lots of jobs, including guiding tourists and professional nappy-changing - but she always wanted to be a writer. Her first book, Whump! in which Bill falls 632 miles down a manhole, won the BBC Talent Children's fiction prize, and was published in 2004.

Susie now lives in Oxford, England, and eats a lot of cake and drinks a lot of tea.

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