The Incredible Adventures of Gaston le Dog

By Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

A funny and fantastical adventure from former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and award-winning illustrator Viviane Schwarz.

Gaston le Dog longs to return to the beautiful beach he remembers from years ago. So he sets off on an adventure – but mystery and danger lurk at every turn, and Gaston will need all the help he can get from the friends he meets along the way. But can they all be trusted? And will Gaston’s odyssey bring him everything he hoped for? This playful new tale from national treasure Michael Rosen sprinkles myth, magic and fairy tale to create a brilliant story, illustrated by award-winning artist Viviane Schwarz, perfect for fans of the Grimwood series.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529501216
  • Published: 07 Nov 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 160

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Customer reviews


'This comic, playful seven-plus quest, showing Michael Rosen at the peak of his powers, is sprinkled with fairy-tale magic.' The Metro

'Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen has struck gold again with this charming short novel – perfect for young readers aged seven to nine.' PA Media, Syndicated in: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle), Western Morning News (Devon & Cornwall), Derby Telegraph, Leicester Mercury, Sentinel (Stoke-on-Trent), Belfast Telegraph and Nottingham Post

'features in Kitty Empire’s roundup of the best chapter books of November and overall best chapter books of 2023 for The Observer' The Observer

'When Rosen was suffering with Covid-19, one of his objectives was to get better and finish this story, which was based on tales he would tell his son on holiday. The result, a hero’s journey packed full of adventure and charm, is a triumph.' The Bookseller

'The prose is pitch perfect for the 7-9 year old range and would make an excellent read for an independent reader, a bedtime story adventure or even a year 2-4 whole class read. Highly recommended - a warm-hearted and fun tale from a man with a huge heart for entertaining children (young and old)' NetGalley Reviewer

'This delightful and playful narrative by Michael Rosen promises to captivate readers of all ages. It all began as a story he would tell his son on family holidays to France, making it a truly special and heart-warming literary treasure.' Preneur World

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