A monstrously hilarious middle-grade adventure from Sing director Garth Jennings.
'Funny, weird and the perfect mix of dark and light, this is a fantastic new voice in middle-grade fiction. I loved it!' Robin Stevens, bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike
The Deadly 7 is a monster adventure by Garth Jennings, writer and director of animated movie Sing, and is packed full of hilarious illustrations.
One night, deep in the catacombs of St Paul's Cathedral, eleven-year-old Nelson stumbles across a strange and ancient machine, which accidentally extracts the seven deadly sins from his soul in the form of living breathing, grumpy, smelly monsters. Suddenly he's stuck with seven angry, sneaky, greedy, vain, adorable, thieving, farting new friends, who help him form the best (and weirdest) plan ever: to find and rescue his missing beloved big sister . . .
About the Author
Garth Jennings has directed many music videos and commercials as one third of the production company Hammer & Tongs. His work includes videos for Blur, Radiohead, Beck, Fatboy Slim and Vampire Weekend.
He is the director of two feature films - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Son of Rambow (2007), for which he also wrote the screenplay. He wrote and directed the Golden Globe nominated Sing, a feature-length animated movie with an all-star cast, from the studio that created Despicable Me. He has also written The Deadly 7 and The Wildest Cowboy for Macmillan Children's Books.