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Avenger

Pete Johnson

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Published by Corgi, part of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format: Paperback

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EAN: 9780440864585
Published: 1 Jan 2004

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Gareth has never been the most popular boy at school, but he's always done all right. Things seem to look up when he befriends Jake, the new boy who's full of exciting tales about film premieres and life in London - but when Gareth is caught doing an impression of Jake's faux-cockney accent, things turn very bad. Jake is furious and determined to have his revenge on Gareth, He wants Gareth out of the school and turns all the other kids against him. Gareth has to draw on the memory of his beloved Grandad - and on Grandad's wrestler alter-ego Avenger in order to fight back against Jake. But is Jake really the opponent he seems to be?

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What the critics say

Gareth is a most convincing character, his struggles plain to see
- Guardian

There is excitement enough here to make the path towards wisdom an appealing one to a young reader
- The School Librarian

The story does go along at a lick and keeps you turning pages
- TES

A brilliant read
- Sunday Express

4 stars
- The Funday Times

About the Author

PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom inspired him to write his first book for children, and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain their viewpoint as he writes. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How To Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in St Albans.

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