'In my old school, we had fighting, no pool and there'd be vicious matches against the other schools...I miss all that stuff!'
Moving to Africa is the worst thing that has ever happened to Benny Shaw. No one plays hurling (the best game on the planet), and the local school is run by hippies who like to talk about feelings. As if.
But when Benny meets wisecracking Omar (the name's Bond, James Bond Omar) who only speaks English in TV catchphrases, he decides that maybe life in this new country can be fun after all.
©1999 Eoin Colfer; (P)2009 Penguin Books Ltd