New Wiff and Dirty George illustrations by Liz Callen!

Have a look at the wonderful and quirky art Liz Callen has done at the WADG website. I think the spots are smashing!
AND check out how awesome a 5th grader named Marin Beal from Raguet Elementary School in Nacogdoches, Texas, reads the first chapter of Wiff and Dirty George. She’s a natural. Find it on [...]

Betsy Bird’s words

I absolutely LOVED this review by Elizabeth Bird.

Wolsey Road Remembered

“The Wolsey Warriors stood guard beside The Rusty Blackbird, an ancient pub and the only establishment on Wolsey Road. The Wolsey Warriors were Ian Pepper, Stu Desmond, Sid McKenzie, and Halsey Heath. Wiff saw the Warriors look up. He was on full alert when the gang crossed the street to intercept them.”
When we were kids [...]

Wiff and Dirty George’s Wolsey Road

“Wiff stepped out the door and scanned London’s rooftops. Brick chimneys crowded the horizon. A flock of pigeons wheeled over Wolsey Road. If he shut his eyes, this was the scene that stuck in his head. This was home.”
Wolsey Road is a real place. I lived there for the first 7 1/2 years of my [...]

Read the first 3 chapters

Read the first 3 chapters of Wiff and Dirty George.
“The railway car burst into bedlam. Handbags yawned
wide. Briefcases sprung open. Fountain pens zoomed
by Wiff’s nose. Passengers shoved and struggled to grab
their trousers and skirts. Dirty George had never seen
so many pairs of pink polka-dot undies. Eyeglasses, cuff
links, hairpins, and brooches hurtled to the floor. Belts
curled [...]

What’s in a name?

A lot of kids ask me where the two main characters in the book get their names. When I was growing up in north London, England, my best friend on Wolsey Road was an untidy boy named George. Because neither of us cared much for soap and water, my mum called my friend Dirty George. [...]

Hello and welcome

Blimey! You’ve reached the headquarters of Wiff and Dirty George. Well done!
“Wiff and Dirty George – The Z.E.B.R.A. Incident” will be published by Boyds Mills Press on March 1 in hardcover. ISBN 978-1-59078-755-7 Ages 9-12
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