The Dunderheads Behind Bars

By Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by David Roberts

Everyone's favourite underdogs are back! Can they land work on a film set – and foil a cat burglar – with their unusual and motley skills?

School is out for the summer, and the Dunderheads are finally rid of the awful Miss Breakbone. Or so they thought! Teen star Ashley Throbb-Hart is shooting a film nearby, and who should show up as an extra but their formidable former teacher! She's not the only Breakbone on the scene, either; after a string of burglaries strikes town, Miss Breakbone steers her barrel-chested brother, Inspector Breakbone, towards those meddling, good-for-nothing Dunderheads. And when Spider ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, the inspector has all the evidence he needs to lock him up. Can Einstein, Wheels, Nails, Spitball, Google-Eyes, Clips, Junkyard and Hollywood combine their talents to catch the real criminal before they join their friend behind bars? A delightfully quirky sequel to the best-selling The Dunderheads (9781406326048).

  • Ocean's Eleven meets Extras!
  • Sequel to the award-winning - and Greenaway-shortlisted - The Dunderheads, this title has all the energy, antics and chaos of the original but ... with a Hollywood twist!

About the author

Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. Among his award-winning picture books are Sidewalk Circus and Weslandia (9781406313758), both illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; The Animal Hedge, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; and The Dunderheads, for which he won the PEN Literary Award. Paul Fleischman lives in California, USA. Visit his website at

About the illustrator

David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie books and the illustrator of many books for children, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize winning Mouse Noses on Toast, written by Daren King, and the picture book The Dumpster Diver, written by Janet S. Wong. He lives in London. Visit his website at

ISBN: 9781406344752
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Dimensions: 205 x 260mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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