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Crackers is the entertaining story of a classroom circulation war. When Sandy and Rick's favourite comic, 'Champ', becomes temporarily difficult to obtain from the local newsagents, they start producing their own comic 'Crackers', which proves to be an instant hit with everyone at school - everyone, that is, except Dudley Parker, the school bully, and his cronies. Dudley's gang set up a rival publication entitled 'Wot Larfs'. It is nowhere near as good but through a 'Free gift' promotions technique, its sales outstrip those of 'Crackers'. And so the press barons of Bridgend School battle it out to try to establish their supremacy. This is a fast moving story which captures and maintains the reader's interest with consummate ease. It has a few cartoon illustrations depicting characters from the comics. I have been inundated by requests to borrow the book from children to whom I had read the first few chapters. Sorry kids. I wanted to finish it first. Definitely worth having in the school library. First published in 1989.