The Dinner Club and Other Stories

By Rob Keeley

Children's, Action & adventure, Comedy & satire, Fantasy, Flash fiction, General fiction, Hybrid & other, Short stories | Paperback


Being on home dinners gives Aidan the chance to make some money...A bridesmaid and a page chase a runaway wedding cake...Mia and her Dad turn detective...These are just some of the tales in Rob Keeley's new collection. You can also read about the strange new craze started by Erin, the mystery guest at the school reunion, and more from Liam and Justin. Plus, Beech Class find themselves in charge of the whole school for a day, as they give the teachers a taste of Pupil Power...There are even seven bonus stories of just seven words each! Rob Keeley's unique combination of traditional children's storytelling techniques with awareness of the world in which young people now live creates nine more highly accessible stories for children today. Reviews have recognised Rob's ability accurately to convey peer group interaction, classroom interaction and family relationships, within the context of the well-observed and humorous short story.


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Being on home dinners gives Aidan the chance to make some money...A bridesmaid and a page chase a runaway wedding cake...Mia and her Dad turn detective...These are just some of the tales in Rob Keeley's new collection. You can also read about the strange new craze started by Erin, the mystery guest at the school reunion, and more from Liam and Justin. Plus, Beech Class find themselves in charge of the whole school for a day, as they give the teachers a taste of Pupil Power...There are even seven bonus stories of just seven words each! Rob Keeley's unique combination of traditional children's storytelling techniques with awareness of the world in which young people now live creates nine more highly accessible stories for children today. Reviews have recognised Rob's ability accurately to co...


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Rob Keeley has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio and his books for children have been longlisted for the International Rubery Book Award and the Bath Children's Novel Award.



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The Dinner Club and Other Stories longlisted

2 September

The Dinner Club and Other Stories was longlisted for the International Rubery Book Award in 2014. It has proved popular for bedtime stories and for reading intervention groups in schools. One school even founded its own Dinner Club to combine book talk with fish and chips! For more info and details of the workshops Rob can run with young readers, visit his website or Twitter.


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