My Headteacher Is an Evil Genius

And Nobody Knows but Me...

Illustrator: Jack Noel

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 9+

General Fiction

“Cranks up the fun factor to eleven.” Philip Ardagh

“So much fun!” Katie Tsang

“Good for newly developing readers.” Primary Times

Laugh-out-loud school-based antics, illustrations AND evil headteachers make this book perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and Sam Copeland.

Meet Tom Ginger. She’s shy! she’s retiring! She’s … our only hope! Not exactly the stuff that heroes are made of – or is it?

Shy girl Tom Ginger is the world’s most unlikeliest hero until she discovers that her new braces have the power to act as radio transmitters, allowing her to tune into the conversations of her new super-evil head teacher. Suddenly it’s up to Tom to save the school from Miss Fortune’s dastardly plans. Can she do it? Read the book to find out!


Uproariously funny, fiendishly well plotted.” Paul Coomey

“Wickedly funny.” Chris Soul

Hilarious and clever.” Thomas Taylor

“Fabulously funny and super stylish.” Steven Lenton

Made me laugh so much.” Toppsta Review


Jack Noel is an author, illustrator and designer of children's books. He was born in Brighton and then studied mathematics at Bristol University, by mistake. He has since worked as a cover designer for Walker Books and Simon & Schuster and now works in an illustrators’ studio in Soho. Jack's favourite things are The Simpsons and Weetabix. Find him online @jackdraws (Twitter and Instagram).


James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award
CrimeFest Awards (Best Crime Novel for Children)
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