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Sweaty and Pals again

by Mac Black

Features stories about Derek with his gang in the eighties, quirkily illustrated (by Mac Black), the stories build on Derek’s ability to find disasters and get himself into one mess after another. Sweaty’s tales are about little kids enjoying life, before smartphones and computer games came along. Of course, it is just possible – if you are older than five – that you did all these things yourself…

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Meet The Author

"I enjoy humour in all forms. In my life, I have had fun performing daft roles in amateur theatre and, at times have written and presented silly poetry – I loved hearing the sound of laughter. Now, I am having great pleasure in writing fiction in the hope of gaining smiles. This, I modestly claim, to be not bad for someone who can’t tell a joke to save himself, but, changing my name has been a temptation. Instead of MAC BLACK I’d become CHAIDSUFF GREY – that way my fortune might come from people looking for erotic stories. Unfortunately with mine they could be disappointed, although I hope they’d stay and be pleasantly surprised. My Derek books are MEANT for grown-ups and are only a LITTLE bit naughty in places – I prefer using humour as a means of telling a tale. I want to make you smile as you read, but also to be curious as to what you will find as you turn a page and so, I have created a fictional character who appears in each of the books to be my hero. However this fellow is not alone when it comes to looking for misfortune – there are always others in the stories to help him find it! So. may I introduce DEREK! It is unfortunate for him to be saddled by a nickname, a nickname that stuck when he was young, and one he’d rather not have. Derek, as a name, is fairly innocuous and is not the one causing the problem. It is his surname, Toozlethwaite – not easy to say for a youngster. So, a nickname was acquired from his pals – but I am not telling you what it is! You’ll have to read the stories to find out. That is why the first tale is called ‘Please…Call Me Derek’. Derek is a young man, in his early thirties, a reporter on a local newspaper, but with an ambition that may be beyond his capabilities – he wants to be a real writer. I think of him as my hapless hero… Hopefully, along the way, he’ll succeed in his quest, but, having inside knowledge, I am aware that his life-changing moments will not always occur in the way he would have chosen – IF he’d had the chance to choose. As it happens his misfortunes often are of his own silly making; he is a smart cookie but a little naive at times… The Derek Series (YA and Adult) Please... Call Me Derek Derek's In Trouble DEREK'S REVENGE DEREK'S GOOD RELATIONS Derek Takes Action Stand-Alone (Adult and YA) How Many Lives has Scuffo? (Paperback) The Sweaty Series (Children) (includes Colour illustrations by the author) Sweaty and Pals Sweaty and Pals Again Sweaty and Pals Smile! The Maximillian Series (Children) (includes Colour illustrations by the author) "

Anyone who likes Mac Black’s “Please call me Derek” (and the rest in the series covering his grown-up adventures) will enjoy introducing younger friends and family to his new series, “Sweaty and Pals” and this sequel “Sweaty and Pals again”. Filled with more stories about Derek’s exploits with his gang in the eighties, with quirky illustrations (by Mac Black), the stories build on Derek’s ability to find disasters and get himself into one mess after another.

Sweaty’s tales are about little kids enjoying life, before smartphones and computer games came along. Of course, it is just possible – if you are older than five – that you did all these things yourself…

Mac has embraced writing for younger readers with the same quirky clean humour that permeates his YA series. From Sweaty’s first day at school, we meet some of the wonderful characters who pepper the adult books, subtly dealing with issues around prejudice, being different, living with the elderly, losing parents – but in a gentle, no-nonsense way that exposes the social discrimination  and values that we took for granted, in those days, but we would not accept, today. This makes these stories a perfect springboard for class discussions about daily life for children thirty years ago compared with now.

Dimensions 14 × 21 cm
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