Grk and the Phoney Macaroni

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

A Grk Book Series

Age 9+

Adventure Stories Animal Stories Humorous Stories

Dognapped! Grk is walking happily through the park, sniffing trees and chasing squirrels, when he's suddenly snatched by two men in black suits. Where are they taking him? And how can Tim get him back?

Tim and Grk's eighth amazing adventure takes them to the home of pizza, pasta and the leaning tower of Pisa. There they meet the Duke of Macaroni, a man with a terrible secret which he will do anything to hide.


Joshua Doder has worked as a chef, a librarian and an actor. His hobbies include collecting Japanese pottery and climbing mountains. As well as the Grk books he has also written adult books, had plays performed, and reviewed for a major national newspaper under a pseudonym. The first book in the Grk series, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London.


Straight-forward, gadget-free, adventure story that cracks along at a good pace.

The School Librarian

Fast paced, action packed and full of humour. Good for reluctant readers.

English 4-11

Funny, warm-hearted and action-packed, this is a tremendous addition to a well-loved series.


A fun-filled and action-packed adventure . . . The fabulous duo of Grk and Tim may well remind you of the other irrepressible action and adventure duo of Tintin and Snowy. Great stuff.

Lovereading4kids, Book of the Month.

I simply couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened to Tim and Grk … Great reading for boys.

The Bookbag

Really funny and entertaining . . . It’s good to discover ‘young reads’ that don’t talk down. Consider me a fan.


Action-packed . . . A highly recommended series for all junior readers.

The School Librarian

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