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Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite!

Four go nuts for popcorn

  • Paperback £6.99
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Everyone knows that squirrels love nuts, right?


When three young squirrels meet Salty – a grumpy, greedy old squirrel, addicted to popcorn – they become tangled up in a magical adventure that is to change their lives forever.

But what will become of Ben, Cassie and Alfie when the evil honey badgers show up? Will the three friends survive an unexpected tumble in the Pop-O-Matic 3000?

Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite! by bestselling children’s author Matt Dickinson is a funny, non-stop action-adventure story about four squirrels who dive in to all sorts of mischief and chaos in the pursuit of a delicious new foodstuff: popcorn. Making friends, battling enemies and overcoming obstacles along the way, this is a story for children who like to be thrilled with every page turn.

Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world’s leading climbers and expeditioners. His most notable film success was Summit Fever in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous north face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many different countries. Matt is currently patron of reading at Eltham College and continues to climb and explore. In January 2013 he summited Mount Aconcagua, which, at 6,965 metres, is the highest peak in the world outside the Himalaya. In 2016, and again in 2017, he was back on Everest as writer in residence with Jagged Globe’s South Col Expedition. Currently, he is planning an ascent of Denali in Alaska, one of the ‘seven summits’. Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike. Matt followed this up with the Everest Files, a dramatic and popular trilogy set on the world’s highest mountain, and the teen thriller Lie Kill Walk Away. When he’s not writing, Matt tours the globe, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers.

  • Title: Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite!
  • Subtitle: Four go nuts for popcorn
  • Author: Matt Dickinson
  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-40-3
  • Rights: World
  • Publication date: 6 September 2018
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 198mm x 129mm
  • Extent: 160 pages
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 250g
  • Retail price: £6.99

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  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-41-0
  • Publication Date: 6 September 2018
  • Price: £6.99

'This is a great, funny and rather silly story with some brilliant illustrations. Aimed at children/middle grade ages the book is filled with lots of thick pages with easy to read text and lots of great illustrations throughout.'
– Amazon reviewer

'As the title of this book and this is a larger than life, totally wacky adventure that bears absolutely no resemblance to reality. Indeed, both the characters and the content remind me of Roald Dahl’s 'James and the Giant Peach'. There is, however, much more action in this story – to the extent that it almost reads like a story version of a cartoon where everything goes wrong. '
– Amazon reviewer

'I read the Everest Files and I was really curious to see what this is all about. My 6y.o. loves popcorn, books, and squirrels - in that order, so I thought she'd love this. She's pretty advanced for her age, so we read this advance copy together over the course of a month.

Here's a few things she particularly liked: some interesting factoids about squirrels' legs, the gargoyle and monster imagery, references to flatulence (she's 6, after all), the centrifuges, Alfie's poopy revenge, Salty's girly clothes, and the 'only a buffoon' line toward the end. You'll know what I mean when you get there. They all cracked her up.' 
– Amazon reviewer

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