Professor Hallux and the Lalalas: A silly science adventure for kids. Features aliens and ukuleles.

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About the author

Nicky Tate

Nicky Tate writes educational radio features for the national children’s radio station Fun Kids, and she’s also written scripts for well-known children’s characters such as Dennis and Gnasher, and the Bin Weevils.

She enjoys writing for the screen, with her latest action thriller feature optioned in 2016 (co-written with Andy Conway – Her novel manuscript The Challah Tin was shortlisted for the Impress Prize in 2013.

Nicky lives in Smethwick with her family and some cats. She is obsessed with plot twists and loves a good fry-up. These two interests rarely overlap.

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