The Zeus stories
Zeus on the Loose was my very first book, published in 2004. It was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, which was very lovely and nice.
And in 2011 Zeus Sorts It Out was one of The Times's Children's Books of the Year, as chosen by Amanda Craig, who called it "A sizzling comedy... a blast"
Three stories about Zeus are currently available - scroll through the slideshow on the left to find out about them.
Lovely things people have said about
the Zeus books:
the Zeus books:
“Just begs to be read. There is so much to keep young readers entertained” Armadillo magazine
“Chapter books that are fun to read and slyly educational are rarely this well done… energetic and page-turning, with wacky illustrations helping the whole thing along” John McLay in INK magazine
“There’s nothing loose about Zeus. It’s surprising how every chapter is tightly packed with incident and ingenious turns of plot. I really enjoyed the pace of the book, the humour, and, importantly, the idea” Nicholas Allan, award-winning author & illustrator
“A great book… guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep you turning those pages” Daily Echo
“Instantly involving, constantly hilarious... Zeus is a superb character” Andy Stanton in Junior Education magazine [Andy picked Zeus to the Rescue as his Reviewers Choice in this issue]
“Hilarious… a fun and imaginative read” Junior magazine
Here's me reading from Zeus Sorts It Out:
Just about everything on this site is © either me or somebody else. Things that are © somebody else include:
- all illustrations from the Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face books, which are © the jolly clever & talented Mr David Tazzyman
- all illustrations from the Zeus books, the Jack Slater books, and Niteracy Hour, © Georgien Overwater
- all other illustrations & photos © whoever did the drawing or took the photo, which means YOU CAN'T USE THEM unless you're the photographer or illustrator or have their permission, ok?!? I'll probably put copyright credits on other pages but if I forget, it doesn't mean you can swipe stuff that doesn't belong to you.