Chris Smith

Frankie Best Hates Quests
  • Frankie Best Hates Quests

  • A brand-new book from Chris Smith, one half of the team behind the best-selling Kid Normal series!

    Pixar's Onward meets Jumanji in an enormously fun fantasy by bestselling author Chris Smith.

    Frankie is not happy. Not only is she stuck at Grandad's for a whole week while her parents swan off to the arctic, now she's discovered that there's NO WIFI anywhere in the house!

    Also in the house are:

    Joel - Frankie's annoying nerd brother who spend all his times playing computer games like Elf-Quest and just generally being really super annoying.

    Grandad - likes gardening down the allotment and cups of tea. Oh and is also the custodian of a secret fantasy realm called Parallelia.

    When Grandad is kidnapped by a host of gnoblins (no that is not spelt incorrectly) it falls to Frankie and Joel to save the day. Frankie did have big plans to watch YouTube and eat pot noodles that Saturday but she guesses she'll just have to go on an epic mega-dangerous quest instead . . .

Chris Smith has wanted to be an author ever since he was eight and won a competition by writing story about a baby dinosaur who loved biscuits. That story is soon to be brought to life as a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Not really, he made that part up. Chris worked for many years as a newsreader and presenter on radio stations including Xfm and BBC Radio 1. That's where he met Greg James, and in between messing about on the airwaves the pair created the bestselling Kid Normal series. Chris lives in north London with his family and a cat called Mabel who can go invisible.

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