Farshore, a division of Harper Collins, will release Dennis & Gnasher: Battle for Bash Street School next week, an adventure story by I. P. Daley (no, really) illustrated by BEANO artist Nigel Parkinson, curated by Beano Studios.
In the illustrated tale aimed at readers seven and up, can a group of ten year old mates (and one scruffy dog) really outwit the most fiendish, cunning teachers in the universe and, after millions of years, finally make school cool?!
When mysterious new teachers arrive to lay down the law at notoriously naughty Bash Street School, Dennis, Gnasher and friends finally face a classroom test they simply can’t afford to fail …
This is just the first BEANO book from Farshore, with the Ultimate Dennis & Gnasher Comic Collection out in September, featuring the Dennis, Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids in a 160-page collection for all ages.
Celebrating 70 years of Dennis the Menace with this collection of favourite comic strips, the Ultimate Dennis & Gnasher Comic Collection comes packed with over 50 comics full of mischief and mayhem from the weekly comics, offering rib-tickling tales for every reader from creators such as Nigel Auchterlounie and Nigel Parkinson.
Included in the collection is the story “The Epic Yarn of Awesomeness”, in which Dennis finally reveals the secret of his striped jumper.
News of this impending collection follows hot on the heels of the release of a set of Royal Mail stamps celebrating the anniversary – and there’s much more to come in the next few months!
Farshore sprang from HarperCollins UK’s acquisition of Egmont Books (formerly Egmont UK Ltd) from the Danish media group, Egmont. With a new name and brand identity, the team are committed to their mission and purpose — to make every child a proud reader.
This mission underpins the company’s broad and inclusive portfolio of child-friendly picture books, fiction, non-fiction and brands. They aim to inspire reading for pleasure for all ages, from the most reluctant readers to the most enthusiastic. Whether it’s a popular brand brought to life on the page or a brilliant new series by a debut author, Farshore brings a vast range of diverse stories and amazing worlds to children and teens.
• Dennis & Gnasher: Battle for Bash Street School is due for release on 8th July 2021 | ISN 978-0755503230 | Order it now from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
• Ultimate Dennis & Gnasher Comic Collection is due for release on 30th September 2021 | ISBN 978-0755503254 | Pre-order it from AmazonUK here (Affiliate ink)
With thanks to Lew Stringer for spotting this