Jim Beckett

Hello! I'm Jim Beckett, author of The Caravan at the Edge of Doom and The Caravan at the Edge of Doom: FOUL PROPHECY.

If you'd like to book me for an event, please get in touch.

You can find out more about my school visits here.

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The Caravan at the Edge of Doom

UK Release: 27 May 2021

Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook editions. Illustrated by Olia Muza.


Read or listen to a sample at HarperCollins.

 

The Caravan at the Edge of Doom: FOUL PROPHECY

UK Release: 20 January 2022

Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook editions. Illustrated by Olia Muza.


Read or listen to a sample at HarperCollins.

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'A madcap comedy adventure with unexpected twists and a thrilling time limit ... Hilarious.'

 

‘This is a book that combines the mundane with the otherworldly and the high stakes of a brilliant adventure story, all laced with an unapologetic light-hearted humour.

With beautiful, fitting and scene-setting illustrations by Olia Muza, an endlessly funny protagonist and role model, and a mature discussion on more serious themes like familial relationships and handling the concept of death over the course of the book, it is exactly the kind of story I gravitated to when I was younger.’

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‘This book will have you laughing out loud one minute and hiding under the covers the next. A fantastic tale of endurance, family loyalty and believing in yourself, no matter what life (or death) throws your way.


A superb edge-of-your-seat story with tremendous illustrations by Olia Muza that will have you hooked from the first page.’

Sarah Broadley, mybookcorner.co.uk

 

'From the opening sentence to the final phrase, the reader is hooked into Harley’s antics, cheering her on and impatient to see what will happen to her next. It is a thoroughly enjoyable tale - perfect for captivating a class at story time!'


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‘Right from the very first page, the book is absolutely hilarious! It frequently had me laughing out loud.’

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'Hilarious... A riot of adventure and action.’

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The Caravan at the Edge of Doom would be a great read aloud in a Year 5/6 classroom but equally it will be very popular in the class library. I also believe it will be popular with reluctant readers! Get it for your class now!

Dean Boddington, misterbodd

 
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'A sure-fire winner with fans of funny.'

Library Girl and Book Boy