Artie and the Grime Wave
Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime.Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee-wedgie.It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape, he might need help from family, friends, a little old lady, a small dog and the Fartex 120Y.A riotously funny adventure from the multi-talented Richard Roxburgh.
Short-listed for Younger Readers 2017 (Australia) and ABIA Awards - Book of the Year 2017 (Australia). Long-listed for Indie Books Awards - Best Children's Fiction 2017 (Australia) and CBCA Book of the Year 2017 (Australia).
Richard Roxburgh is one of Australia's best-loved and most versatile actors. For his work in films like Moulin Rouge! to the lead role in TV's Rake, as well as his many highly acclaimed performances with the Sydney Theatre Company, Richard Roxburgh has become a household name.Richard has been successful on the other side of the camera too. He directed feature film, Romulus, My Father and was co-creator of the award-winning television series, Rake. Richard has always drawn and written stories to entertain himself, but Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children.