‘A brilliantly funny and touching story about a boy who finds a polar bear in his parents’ freezer. How did Monty get there? And who is Monty? Official name, Wilbur Ambrose Cedric Reginald Montague, the Third; Monty to his friends. A huge polar bear who talks like he might have swallowed a dictionary as well as a library ― he has read more books than Patrick knew existed ―and whose stomach is always rumbling. ALWAYS. But how is Patrick going to feed him on his pocket money that does not stretch much further than a few tins of sardines?’
I am very excited to announce that my new novel for 9-12s will be published in October 2021, illustrated by the very talented Holly Ovenden.