The Shark-Headed Bear Thing
The first book in an hilarious new adventure series! Ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Benjamin Blank is in search of adventure. So when a shark-headed bear-thing starts terrorising a nearby village, Ben grabs his magic gauntlet and sets off to vanquish the beast! Bun the course of true adventure does not run smoothly. Ben will need all his cunning to save the day, and it'd be good if he knew how to work his gauntlet too.
Barry Hutchison is an award-winning children's author and screenwriter, currently hiding up a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. Since landing his first children's book publishing deal in 2008, Barry has toured extensively around UK schools, sharing his love of reading and stories about weeing in the kitchen sink with pupils of all ages. He has a passion for encouraging reluctant boys to pick up a book, and in 2013 was appointed as Scotland's third Patron of Reading, becoming the first man to holdthe position