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Father Thames

London Deep ISBN: 9781906132040
PRICE: UK £7.99
FORMAT: Paperback
AVAILABLE: Oct 2011

£7.99

UK P&P is free on books

Half book, half graphic-novel, Father Thames has amazing illustrations and strips by artist Paul McGrory on every page.

THE STORY
Rebellious teen Jemima Mallard has done the unthinkable. She’s joined the Youth Police Department (YPD).
Is she serious, or is she spying for the criminal Father Thames? Fellow YPD officer Nick Mallard isn’t sure. Before he can test her loyalty, the two must go to war. Their city is under attack. From the Thames Barrier Reef to the Sink estates, strange ships have breached the defenses. London hasn’t seen anything like these raiders – adults and kids sailing and working together. But orders are orders, Jem must find find a way to stop them.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Father Thames is the page-turning sequel to London Deep.

The series is set in a flooded city where two rival police forces for kids and adults – compete to keep the peace.

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REVIEWS and AWARDS

The first book in this series London Deep was chosen as a Recommended Read for World Book Day 2011. It was also picked as one of Manchester's 24 recommended reads for 2010. www.manchesterbookaward.com

(Father Thames) 'Unusual in style and fast-moving, the writing ensures the reader is totally absorbed in the book and the people and places spring to life. The format is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers and they will be well rewarded by this exciting story.'
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'With non-stop adrenalin-fuelled drama throughout it won't disappoint both new and existing ardent fans of the London Deep series. The mix of text and graphic novel artwork throughout the book adds a further level to the story.' www.Lovereading.co.uk

'Boys, in particular, will love the detailed world depicted in Father Thames, with familiar landmarks transformed since the ‘Climate Upgrade’ – including the Thames Barrier Reef, Trafalgar Swamp and the remains of the London Eye, now known as ‘the Socket’. Children will also revel in the mysterious invaders, who are part pirate and part Viking warriors.
Father Thames is half book, half graphic novel, with Japanese ‘manga’-style illustrations, which serve as excellent rewards for continued reading. The masked invaders are particularly chilling. The book is suitable for children in Years 5 and 6 and contains references to fairly tricky themes such as terrorist cells, but action-loving readers will lap this up.'
Scholastic Education

(London Deep) 'This is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure told through words and comic art. Set in the near future, in a flooded London where rival police forces – one for adults and one for kids – compete to keep the peace, it intertwines the story of Jemima, daughter of the Chief Inspector of Police, with contemporary issues of climate change and the environment in an original and provocative way but without sounding patronising. It’s a rattling good read and one in which you are sure to be drawn in to Jemima’s exploits of survival.' Lovereading.co.uk http://www.lovereading.co.uk

'Through pace and narrative power, both admirably sustained, the book avoids becoming didactic. This is no campaign document on climate change...
The characterization, especially of Jemima and Nick, is forceful and convincing. They capture the reader’s interest and carry the narrative forward... ' Armadillo magazine
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'Robin Price's writing is quirky with a bit of an edge to it that greatly adds realism to this dystopian version of London... Add in the gritty illustrated comic panels by Paul McGrory and you find this is indeed something quite new, not only in plot, but in style. It's not just an illustrated novel, nor is it quite a graphic novel. It is a hybrid between the two... As such, it works quite well for the younger market. Children aged 9 and above who are reluctant to read but love comics will find the shorter full text sections easy to get through, with the comic panels adding punctuation to the action occurring within that part of the chapter.' http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/comic-book/london-deep-robin-price/1414961/

'This book contains some brilliant cartoon-illustrations drawn by Paul McGrory...Overall I thought this book was great. It would suit most ages.' http://www.childrensbookreviews.co.uk/

‘London Deep is a really amazing story about a twelve year old girl called Jemima Mallard. She lives in a flooded London of the future!! ... This book is a very enjoyable read with lots of drama action and fun. The comic pics are very enjoyable to look at and they fit well with this kind of story.’ Abigail – (aged 10).

'Is this part graphic novel, part standard text, or is it a story with illustrations...? It made my head ache, but my eleven year old loved it and seemed to have no trouble cutting backwards and forwards between the two...' Rachel Ayers Nelson - School Librarian Magazine

Jem and Nick are spotted by the enemy flagship Jem and Nick are spotted by the enemy flagship
Nick interrogates a masked raider Nick interrogates a masked raider