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The Bloodhound Boys: The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma

By Andrew Cranna
Illustrated by Andrew Cranna

The Bloodhound Boys are back for another adventure … but will they survive the deadliest race of all?

Deep under the Earth’s crust, Skull River City is experiencing unexplained earthquakes AND impending doom. But Rocky and Vince have a challenge of their own – competing in the Monster Truck Grand Prix. A roller-coaster ride full of twits and turns, this lethal race will lead the Bloodhound Boys way off track. Will these undead friends be able to follow the signs back home in time to stop the earthquakes?

  • Has a companion title, The Bloodhound Boys: The Great Blood Bank Robbery (2013), which was short-listed for the 2014 Crichton Award for New Illustrators, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
  • Praise for The Bloodhound Boys: The Great Blood Bank Robbery by Magpies magazine:The Bloodhound Boys has all the elements of appeal to its young intended readership, especially boys. Open the book at any page and action abounds across the panels and comic humour infuses the dialogue through juvenile colloquialisms and snappy one-liners. The characters – the goodies, that is – are magnetic with charisma … It is gratifying to see publishers now serving the pre-teen readership with quality graphic novels like The Bloodhound Boys.”
  • "The story is certainly action packed and the dynamic black and white illustrations keep our attention firmly on the page. The language is playful including puns and jokes while the underlying message of the importance of friends and working together is so embedded that everyone ends up understanding one another better; no bad guys, just the misunderstood. Primary students ready to expand their reading will enjoy the clever language while the great illustrations move the story on to its gripping conclusion. Andrew Cranna is a teacher and artist based in Sydney and his monsters subtly reinforce a range of very human values. Rated 9/10 by a nine year old reader, I enjoyed it too." ReadPlus

About the author

Andrew Cranna grew up in rural NSW. After studying Primary Education at university, Andrew travelled around the world teaching and playing rugby in various places. After finishing a bicycle adventure through Asia, Andrew settled in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to continue teaching and illustrating for travel magazines and local newspapers. Andrew later returned to Australia to complete a Masters Degree in Art Education and take up a position as Art Master at Sydney Grammar Prep School at St Ives where he continues to teach. He currently lives on the Central Coast with his wife and two sons and spends his travel time to school writing and drawing. The Bloodhound Boys: The Great Blood Bank Robbery (2013) was his first book.

ISBN: 9781922179326
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Dimensions: 171 x 247mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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