There are lots of things Algy doesn't like - top of the list is his own name. Algernon is just weird. Pugh sounds a bit like - well, never mind.
Other things on his list include: Girls, the Dark, and Having Adventures. So imagine Algy's surprise when he finds a jungle at the bottom of the garden of his new house! And imagine his irritation when his annoying next door neighbour, Cherry - yes, a GIRL - wants to come and explore it with him. She'll only giggle and whisper if he doesn't go with her. But will they ever make it home again?
Kaye Umansky is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy, 'the witch of dirty habits'. She taught at London primary schools for 12 years, specialising in music and drama. She now lives in north London and writes full-time.
Richard Watson studied Illustration at Lincoln University School of Art and Design and received a first class BA honours degree. He uses a range of techniques mixing traditional drawing and painting mixed with collage and mixed media. He lives in Lincoln.