Duncan Versus the Googleys
18 Aug. 2020
A quirky and hilarious debut about scheming old ladies, mechanical monsters and fearless children from an award-winning illustrator
Duncan just wants to spend all summer at home playing games on his phone. Instead, his parents leave him with his Great Aunt Harriet at Arthritis Hall retirement home, a community of hostile old ladies with a diabolical secret…
Duncan quickly befriends Ursula, the caretaker’s daughter who knows every secret passageway in the building, and the two must work together as they become embroiled in a plot involving bizarre electronic creatures, a sinister knitting circle and acts of ingenious thievery.
Duncan Versus the Googleys is a brilliantly madcap crime caper, in which two resourceful children try to outwit a fiendish group of criminal octogenarians. Aren’t grown-ups supposed to be the sensible ones?