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Get set for the new hilarious out-of-this-world adventure series for readers aged 8+ – this is the perfect new series for fans of Tom Gates, David Solomons and Star Wars! Highly illustrated throughout by the brilliantly funny Katie Abey.

Mum and Dad have left – gone to Mars, and they’re never coming back . . .


But this isn’t one of Dad’s weird jokes; it’s REAL. It’s up to ten-year-old Eliza and her genius little brother, Johnnie, to find out what’s going on, and launch a rescue . . .

Can they handle vampire squids, a suspicious villain, a secret island full of traps and a trip into space? And – more importantly – will they ever get their parents back?

The funniest, zaniest, most out-of-this-world adventure you’ll read all year! Look out for Eliza and Johnnie's second adventure, How to Survive Time Travel. Out now!

About The Author

Larry Hayes helps run an investment fund, and is a trustee for a homeless charity. On Fridays he homeschools his two kids, letting them decide what to study. In the future he hopes to become a treasure hunter, invent a yoghurt that makes you happy, and solve the maths behind the human brain. How to Survive Without Grown-Ups is his debut novel. 

About The Illustrator

Katie Abey is an illustrator who lives in a teeny hobbit-like house in Derbyshire with a cat, a hedgehog, a small human and a rainbow-haired husband. Her work often features sarcastic-looking animals, and she likes using a lot of colour: she is allergic to Magnolia. Katie's ideas and strange sense of humour perfectly suit the field of children's books. She also creates stationery, greeting cards and clothing, which she sells on her website and in the two highstreet shops she and her partner own. When Katie is not drawing awkward cats and llamas, she enjoys tarot cards, walks and referring to herself in the third person.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (August 19, 2021)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471198359
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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