Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders!

Katie Tsang author Kevin Tsang author Nathan Reed illustrator


Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Published:27th Jun '19


Available for immediate dispatch.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders! cover

The brilliantly funny fourth book in the SAM WU series, starring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart andHumza Arshad's Badman.

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks … the dark's pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam's not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage, Sam decides it's up to him and his friends to save the school from the eight-legged escapee …

Common childhood fears dealt with in a hilarious, sensitive and accessible way.

Also by Katie and Kevin Tsang:
Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts9781405287517
Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks9781405287524
Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark9781405287531

Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together. They currently live in London.

Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood (he's feeling much more confident now). Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust, the UK's largest children's reading charity, and also writes YA fiction as Katherine Webber.

Illustrated fiction is still having something of a boom, but if you're looking for a non-white protagonist it's slim pickings indeed. Happily Sam Wu is about to change all that. A hero of Asian heritage with a diverse set of friends . . . it's enormous fun, madcap and relatable.', Bookseller

'Wonderfully illustrated by Nathan Reed (with excellent use made of contrasting night-time images to make the book appealing), this is ideal for children who can read alone and also great to encourage reluctant readers, who will find their efforts amply repaid. It's fun, it's funny and the characters are great.',

'Intensely likeable and sharply observed comic capers', Guardian

ISBN: 9781405294287

Dimensions: 185mm x 129mm x 15mm

Weight: 180g

208 pages