Having a huge World-War=Two German stormtrooper screaming at you while jamming the business end of a submachine gun on your ribs was, decided Mortimer DeVere, most definitely one of life’s less pleasant experiences.
When you are 10 000 years old, but look only 10, life could pretty boring. You could find yourself doing the same things over and over again. That is unless you do something to make life more interesting. Mortimer DeVere (Mort) has certainly made his life exceptionally interesting. In his efforts to evade school he has travelled back through time with his sister, two school inspectors and a Ghengis Khan clone. This isn’t looking like it will end well.
Mortal Combat and Mortified! continue the adventures of Mort first begun in the book of the same name. Along with the trip back to Nazi Germany, there are dinosaurs, vikings, mummies, crocodiles and even Queen Victoria.
Primary aged readers will love the chaos, the action and the humour – and they might even pick up a little history along the way.
Good fun for readers eight and over.
Mortal Combat , by Martin Chatterton
Random House, 2012
Mortified!, by Martin Chatterton
Random House, 2013