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Strange Trips and Weird Adventures (Out now)

There is no stronger bond than that between Daniel and his Papa; together they discover magical adventures, which take

them to the very edge of danger. Mystical escapades, that ooze the intrigue needed to stimulate a child’s imagination.

But, wherever they go, they are guaranteed to find trouble!

Whether you’re being taken to the moon in a Sherbert-fuelled rocket to discover the real reason the Americans went

there, building a homemade submarine and heading across the world’s deepest oceans, or flying to the Arctic Circle in an

airship and befriending a polar bear called Preston. Pattison incites a child-like sense of wonder in readers of all ages.

Strange Trips and Weird Adventures is a remarkable book for remarkable children, filled with wonderful illustrations. Based on reviews received from young readers, as well as from parents and the young-at-heart, Strange Trips and Weird Adventures is perhaps John Walker Pattison’s first step to children’s novelist superstardom.

The Fastest Water Pistol in Splodge City. (December 2023)

The wicked 'Wild Will Hickory Dickory Jock is causing a riot in Splodge City!


Daniel and Papa head to the western town of Splodge City and, thanks to Sheriff Quiet Twerp take on Wild Will and his

dastardly gang, including Rattlesnake ‘Flat Nose’ Rogers and Spike ‘The Fool’ Gooseberry from the red ketchup gang.

Then, the greatest fight since the OK Corral takes place in the ‘Ace of Spades Saloon’. Papa’s hand was twitching, ready

to draw. Then — SPLOOSH!!!!


Esmerelda and the Kingdom of Huckleberry Jam (Summer 2024)

“Careful not to show his fear, Daniel stood up and there she was right there in front of him, the most exquisitely horrid-looking woman he had ever seen.

She stood there as if frozen in time, gazing straight at him; covered from her neck to her feet in a black robe. Just below her wrinkled neck, the robe was pinned together with a sparkling silver half-moon brooch; her green-tinted skin showed signs of decay.


Eyes of a wolf — cunning and flame yellow. Her straw-like hair was infested with lice, while her hooked nose looked like the beak of a hawk. A large black wart sat on top of her upper lip, matching the colour of her teeth, or at least the few she had.”

Lunar von Buella, the Mystical Mouse from Missoula. (Autumn 2024)

Recently completed, synopsis to follow....

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