Star Games

An email arrives mysteriously on the desktop of every headteacher in the country. It invites them to select one child to take part in the 5000th Junior Galactic Games. They all delete the email, sure it is a fake or a virus. But it isn’t. The sender is Olympius Betelgeuse III and he visits the Prime Minister of Great Britain to convince him the Games are real…

Star Games is a funny, cheeky and exciting tour through the Milky Way, led by little Oliver Togg who has a lot to prove, to Olympius and to Earth, but most of all to himself.

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Age Range: 8+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Pages: 208
Word Count: 51,000
Published: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-955096-0-5
RRP: 2012 Olympic Price – £1.99!
e-Books: £1.99ish

Cover of Star Games


Oliver stared at the volcanoes, one after another, spitting flames and boiling lava. It looked like pictures he’d seen of Earth when it was just getting started, black and red and vicious, but awesome.



Book dedications have always intrigued me, but so far I’ve never seen a website dedication. Perhaps this is the first. As it says in The Last Garden, “So special, so loved, so missed.” This little dedication is For Ana.