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St Grizzles Series

Written by Karen McCombie - Published by Stripes


St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys (2017)

When Dani’s mum gets the chance to study penguins in the Antarctic, she decides the best place for eleven-year-old Dani is a strict girls’ boarding school where – uh-oh! – students wear smart uniforms that includes SKIRTS! 

Having failed to change Mum’s mind, Dani finds herself having to say goodbye to Granny Viv, her dog Downboy and best friend Arch. But when they arrive at St Grizelda’s it seems that there’s been some drastic changes; gone are the uniforms and the rules, and in are chaos, anarchy and, er, goats. Surely Mum’s not going to leave her at the mercy of a crazy head-butting goat, a bunch of eight-year-olds masquerading as mutant goblins and a head teacher wearing a crown of picnic cutlery?

But as a homesick Dani waits for Mum to make alternative arrangements, the madness of St Grizzle’s begins to warm Dani’s heart…

With a definite whiff of St Trinian’s about it, St Grizzle’s is a laugh-out-loud middle grade read by best-selling author Karen McCombie, perfect for fans of A Murder Most Unladylike and Scarlet and Ivy.



St Grizzles School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies (2017)

When local schools are asked to make a film showcasing the surrounding area, Dani and the rest of St Grizzle’s set to work. But Spencer and his mates at the village school are determined to sabotage the work of the smelly Grizzlers.
To Dani’s surprise, help comes in the form of Granny Viv who has secretly taken up residence in the school’s tree house with Downboy the dog. Together they come up with the perfect ghostly video ... but will Granny Viv be able to stay once the competition’s over?  



St Grizzles School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-Along Zombies (2018)

When Arch turns up at St Grizzle's having run away from home, Dani is delighted to introduce her best friend to her new classmates, only to discover that mixing her old life with her new one isn't quite as easy as she'd imagined. And Arch isn't the only new pupil - super-smart Boudicca arrives, and in spite of everyone's best efforts to make her feel welcome, she barely says a word to anyone and has a habit of vanishing. It's only when she meets Arch that Boudicca perks up and takes to following him around everywhere. Then she disappears. With the help of Granny Viv, it's up to Dani and Arch to find Boudicca ... and unravel the truth about this shy tag-along zombie.



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