Mel Romans loves reading comics, especially those featuring his all-time hero Gargoyle: Champion of the Universe. He reads them in his English class, which annoys his teacher Miss Trent, and he makes up his own comic strip when he should be doing his homework.When Mel and his best friend Rod pay Gargoyle's creator Ambrose Alexander a night-time visit, they make an important discovery - but have to leave pretty quickly when the situation turns nasty.Many strange things happen after that night and Mel begins to believe that he will have to take on the role of superhero to defeat those who are trying to threaten his local community of Vale River.Will he be able to outwit the supervillains before they put their diabolical plan into action?A great story packed with lots of exciting twists and turns and edge of your seat moments. In fact, The Great Comic Caper!
Robert attempted his first novel at twelve, wrote lyrics and comedy sketches at university, and went on to work on the radio program "Word Sports." His novel "The Midnight Man" won the Frustrated Writer's Award from the Children's Book Council of New South Wales. His scripts for stage and radio have been produced in Australia and America. His first children's novel, "The Great Comic Caper," was published by Austin Macauley, as was his first young-adult novel, "Buyer Beware." Robert lives in Sydney with his comic-book collection, various "treasures" scrounged from junkshops, his diary, and the cat that adopted him, Rasputin. He does not currently receive letters from anyone named Simon.
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