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The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck has been short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010!

 

THE INCREDIBLE LUCK OF ALFIE PLUCK
My new novel was published on April 29th by Orion and has received some fantastic reviews.
'Funny, scary and fast-paced and bound to be enjoyed by boys and girls' (THE TEACHER )

'Consistently funny but with occasional Dahl-esque moments of cruelty to keep readers on their toes, Jamie Rix's The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck is a real find' (Nick Tucker THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY )

‘Jamie Rix’s book about a boy who eats a lucky chicken is one of the funniest adventures I’ve read for some time. It’s a tale that has elements of the picaresque and the shaggy dog, and its crazy twists will make children of 9+ laugh a lot.’ (THE TIMES)
'Rix is a fan of Roald Dahl and that is clear in the adult characters who are mainly stupid, greedy, cruel or all three. There's plenty of action to keep young readers interested and lots of knowing nudge-and-wink asides for parents and teachers too' (WRITE AWAY )

'Fast, funny and off-beat, making it ideal reading for older primary-phase boys' (BOOKTRUST )

'Made me laugh out loud almost as frequently as turning the page' (LISA BODENHAM-MASON BLOG )

'A completely bonkers story which is a real page turner. There are many twists and turns along the way and you will love Alfie who has real pluck and courage' (Sharon Ansdell Miller WATERSTONES ONLINE )

'This book is hilarious, crazy and fun. It had me rocking in my chair, laughter bubbling at the back of my throat' (WATERSTONES RICHMOND JUNIOR REVIEW CLUB )

'This quirky story has humour in spades and it keeps its pace through a roller-coaster of unlikely scenarios. It has plenty of appeal to both boys and girls aged nine plus' (HEARD IT IN THE PLAYGROUND.COM )

 

GRIZZLY TALES LAUNCHES ON NICKELODEON
Grizzly Tales starts on Monday 5th April on Nicktoons.
It will air weekdays @ 9.00am and 3.30pm.  Weekends @ 10.30am and 4.30pm.
After the Easter holidays, from Mon April 19th, it moves to 7am weekdays and 4pm weekdays and weekends.  Also 10.30am weekends.

 

Alfie Puck

GET LUCKY!
I have a new novel coming out at the beginning of April called THE INCREDIBLE LUCK OF ALFIE PLUCK. Even Harry Hill has said that he likes it, so imagine how good it must be! If you want to be the first to own a copy, follow the link to Other Books and look under Books For Older Readers.

 

NICKELODEON GETS GRIZZLY!

 The multi award winning animated series Grizzly Tales is to be re invented for Nickelodeon UK. The 26 new eleven minute episodes are based on the recent series of books written by Jamie Rix and published by Orion. The new series is to be broadcast in 2011, preceded by re runs of the 79 original episodes in 2010.

 

“This beautifully conceived and executed series follows in the centuries-old Grimm tradition of sadistic fairy-tale fantasy, and there’s something reminiscent of Heinrich Hoffman’s “Shockheaded Peter” about the fiendishly cruel (yet satisfyingly appropriate) fates that befall badly behaved children in these modern-day cautionary tales”  (Victor Lewis Smith, The Evening Standard)

 

The original six series ran from 2000 to 2006 on ITV1 and Grizzly Tales was consistently one of the highest rated children’s animation shows on the channel with the special episode, A Grizzly New Year’s Tale hitting No 2 in the Broadcast kids chart.

 

“They are superior morality stories and Nigel Planer reads them with a delight that borders on the fiendish.” (Sunday Times)

 

The BAFTA nominated show picked up many awards including Animated Series and Children’s Choice at the British Animation Awards, and Children’s Animated series at Cartoons on the Bay. The original book, Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, was a Smarties prize winner.

 

The latest offering from Orion, A Grizzly Dozen, is published this month.

 

 

 I have posted a Grizzly Tale on the site. Did you know that I have written 110 of these cautionary tales? If you enjoy reading this story and would like me to post a new story every now and then write to me and let me know.

 

THE REVENGE FILES of ALISTAIR FURY won the Best Children’s Drama prize at the 2008 BAFTA ceremony last Sunday. Lobby the BBC for a second series! Write now to: Anne Gilchrist, BBC TV Centre (East Tower), Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ

 

Two new books in THE REVENGE FILES of ALISTAIR FURY have just come out… SUMMER HELLIDAY and TOUGH TURKEY. Visit the Random House website NOW and pick up copies of all six titles in the series for Christmas!  www.rbooks.co.uk/alistairfury.aspx

New out from Orion Books

Grizzly Tales Volume 5 “Terror Time Toys”

and

Grizzly Tales Volume 6 “Blubbers and Sicksters”

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Why not visit the this site and see some Grizzly Tales for yourself at http://uk.youtube.com/GrizzlyTales

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If you liked The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury why not go visit Alistair’s blog at www.doctorrevenge.com

And watch clips at  http://uk.youtube.com/doctorrevenge

 

CONTACTS

Little Brother Productions (0208 767 5313)


Children’s Author

Contact Lindsey Fraser

www.fraserross.co.uk

Lindsey.fraser@tiscali.co.uk



TV Producer & Director

Contact Linda Seifert

www.lindaseifert.com

contact@lindaseifert.com


School Visits

Contact Jamie direct: jamie.rix@virgin.net

Or

Contact Jan Powling

jan@speakingofbooks.co.uk