Publication Date: 07/09/2017 ISBN: 9781444932065 Category:

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Alex T Smith

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication Date: 07/09/2017 ISBN: 9781444932065 Category:


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Mr B's review

A flapping brilliant new adventure in a seriously stylish, terribly grown-up looking book. Boudica Bones desperately needs someone to help her find long-ago-buried family treasure to save her crumbling Museum. Step in Mr Penguin, Adventurer and Penguin, donning his bowtie, trademark hat with an arrow through it, oversized magnifying glass and sidekick Colin the spider. Silliness, danger, adventure and side-splitting illustrations in ice-bucket loads, Mr Penguin is another triumph from the creator of Claude.


From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero – Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.

Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.

It has been weeks since Mr Penguin’s last adventure and he’s been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings!

Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin’s silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle…

Praise for Alex T. Smith’s Claude series:
‘Illustrated with humour and elegance.’ Sunday Times
‘Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.’ The Metro

Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator.

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Publisher Review

A thrilling adventure reminiscent of Indiana Jones . . . loads of humour in both the text and the excellent illustrations and the lovely balance of warmth, wit and mild peril is perfect for children of about seven upwards * The Bookbag * The perfect introduction to mystery stories * The Scotsman *

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