Richard Kidd

The Giant Goldfish Robbery
  • The Giant Goldfish Robbery

  • Jimmy's dad has to get rid of his fishing boat and the whole family - Mam, Dad, Jimmy and his tealeaf-reading Gran - are forced to move away from their coastal village home. At first, Jimmy thinks none of them will never get used to living inland and it will be a disaster, but Gran's tea leaves tell a stranger story than that...

    Jimmy's continued fascination with all things aquatic leads him to meet the local retired Major, whose hobby is keeping a pond full of valuable koi carp. When Jimmy inadvertently overhears of a plot to steal the fish, he doesn't mean to tackle the burglars single-handedly. But neither does he really intend to do it with the help of the awful school bully... or of several hundred alarm clocks...!

    A truly entertaining, pacy adventure story, which boys will especially love.

Richard Kidd's first novel, THE GIANT GOLDFISH ROBBERY (Corgi Yearling), was very well received and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for first novels. Richard has previously also written picture books, including ALMOST FAMOUS DAISY, which was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Richard Kidd was formerly a full-time artist and still occasionally finds time to create arresting large abstract paintings.