The Adventures of The Ketchup Kids

Troubador Publishing Ltd

When Luke (10) and Michael Kingsman (6) got involved in a messy but hilarious ketchup fight in their garden, nobody could foresee the adventure it would lead them into. As a result of the ketchup fight, Luke’s best friend Whizzo starts inventing and creates a number of ketchup-firing weapons that the children plan to use in a series of friendly fights. With their newly created weapons, the children want a name for their gang and become the Ketchup Kids. During their first battle, the children discover a burglar’s kit in the woods and make a momentous decision – to become crime-busting heroes and solve the mystery themselves. The discovery catapults the gang into a thrilling adventure of a lifetime, involving lots of sticky red stuff and some mean and malevolent burglars who are out to catch the children. Will the Ketchup Kids apprehend the burglars – or have they gone a step too far into an adventure that should have been dealt with by grown ups? Prepare to get messy with The Ketchup Kids, a charming, light-hearted and humourous adventure story for 7-10 year old children. Beautifully illustrated, Andrew Burton’s tale gives the reader a story that could easily happen in real life. Reminiscent of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, the book revives a long-forgotten and highly entertaining story format.
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Andrew completed a degree in Business Studies, worked in the banking then newspaper industry and then set up a business with his family. After buying and running the UK master franchise for Thrifty Car Rental for 15 years, he successfully sold it in 2006 and is now involved in a variety of different businesses and charities. The Ketchup Kids is Andrew’s first book.

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Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Nov 27, 2013
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Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
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