Peter Helliar’s Hilarious Bestselling Series Continues with Frankie Fish and The Great Wall of Chaos Out March 1!

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Hardie Grant Egmont is thrilled to announce the second book in the #1 bestselling series from Australia’s favourite comedian and children’s author, Peter Helliar. The hilarious time-travelling adventure continues in Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos, releasing 1st March 2018.

The beloved Australian comedian and co-host of Network TEN’s award-winning news and current affairs program The Project has written his second laugh-out-loud adventure book for middle-grade readers (8-12years).

Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos is a hilarious time-travel adventure about mega-mischief, misbehaving grandparents, and one very naughty dog… Pranksters Frankie Fish and Drew Bird have got hold of Grandad’s time machine, but it’s no laughing matter. Grandad and Nanna have disappeared to 17th century China, and it’s up to Frankie and Drew to save them!

“I had an absolute blast writing Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos especially knowing how kids took Frankie, Grandad, Drew and the gang into their hearts with book one,” says Helliar. “I took great delight in putting them in as much trouble as I could, and then working out how to bail them out!”

Peter Helliar’s debut book in the series, Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase, was #1 on the bestsellers list and received rave reviews:

‘Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase is full of the kind of kind-hearted hilarity that has made its author an Australian legend. A smart, funny, cheeky, time-bending adventure.’

 Tim Minchin, creator of Matilda – The Musical

‘Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase was full of laughs from the get-go, with delights sprinkled through for the adults too. The boys loved Frankie Fish right down from the beginning and so did I!’

Holly Bidwell, reviewer

‘Our younger kids’ bookclub group read Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase and thoroughly enjoyed it. All participants rated it 9.75 or above out of 10 [and] recommend it “for anyone who can read!”’

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‘Like a fun mini-episode of Doctor Who if the grumpy old man was the companion instead of the Time Lord, and the young kid unwillingly dragged along in the adventure was the smart one!’

– Dani Solomon, Readings.com.au

Since first appearing on Rove Live in the late 90s, Peter Helliar’s extraordinary entertainment and comedy career has spanned everything from radio to screenwriting, producing and co-starring in feature films (I Love You Too) and television series (It’s a Date). The Gold Logie nominee currently co-hosts the award-winning news and current affairs program The Project on Network Ten.  Helliar’s new stand up comedy show, Big Boy Pants, is on tour nationally now. He also plans on being the first human to host a TV show in the 16th Century (using time travel, of course).

Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos is pitched at middle-grade readers (8-12 years) and hits shelves on 1st March 2018.

About Hardie Grant Egmont

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) is a joint venture of Australian company Hardie Grant Publishing and Egmont Books UK. As Australia’s largest independent children’s publisher, HGE prides itself on publishing exceptional books for children and teenagers. From award-winning and best-selling series

such as Billie B Brown and Zac Power, to classic titles from Enid Blyton and A.A. Milne, HGE is passionate about making books kids want to read.

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