'Along the way you will be terrified by Mrs Blanchings in her crystal-encrusted spectacles! You will feel your stomach churn at the description of Mr Creechley's ear wax! You will be moved to tears when Mr Merriwether treads on the juiciest monster pickle ever! And you will laugh out loud when Simon and Claire face mortal danger! In here, you will find an unrivalled collection of disgusting, decrepit, selfish, difficult and unpleasant people all getting up to no good whatsoever. Luckily, not all of them will come out of it alive!!!' (Publication summary)
'This historical account of Class 6B's camping trip begins with the following letter, which is a true and accurate reproduction of a letter that was recently sent to the parents and guardians of students at Stagnant Swamp State School:
You may have read yesterday's headlines in the Stagnant Swamp Sentinel regarding Class 6B’s recent camping trip. (Publication summary)
'This, the third book in the Stagnant Swamp series, recounts the story of “The Great Stagnant Swamp State School Play Fiasco”, which was recently reported in the press as follows:
'“Stagnant Swamp State School terrified theatre-goers last night with a hair-raising performance of something advertised as a play but which more closely resembled a civil war in a fireworks factory. This reporter suffered a bite to his ankle from a marauding crocodile, squashed toes from being trampled by members of the Fortescue Throsby Fan Club and a triple hernia from being leapt upon by an angry woman in crystal-encrusted spectacles and a pink tutu who happened to be the size and shape of a Volkswagen mini-bus."
'“The acting was abysmal, the directing was appalling and it was quite impossible to follow the plot. If there was a plot at all, it apparently left the theatre at the first opportunity, which is exactly what this reporter was trying to do when he was bitten by the crocodile. The only saving grace was the fireworks display at the end of the performance, which was very impressive.”
'With a special guest celebrity disappearance by Fortescue Throsby the Third.
'The author, Professor Nigel Peasbody, esq is an eminent historian whose writing has been compared to that of Lemony Snickett.
'Suitable for children and adults who like well-crafted language and an intelligent, funny, fast-paced, action-packed story with a complex plot and interesting characters.
Includes numerous cartoon illustrations by Sharon Rowe to keep everyone entertained.' (Publication summary)
'In this book, the fourth in the series, poor Stagnant Swamp State School and wealthy Snodgrass Hill Private College experience a reversal in fortunes, all thanks to Simon Smithers. Stagnant Swamp State School is unexpectedly rolling in money after Simon strikes oil whilst out ice eel fishing on the swamp. Join Mr Creechley and Simon as they set about the exhausting task of trying to spend two hundred million dollars on useful and important things. Should they buy a Formula 1 racing circuit, the Mona Lisa, a submarine, a jet plane or a fleet of gold-plated limousines? Why not all of the above? And let's throw in a belly-button fluff consultant and a cola-spewing toad-shaped drinking fountain for good measure. But who is plotting against Mr Creechley, and will they manage to kill him off before all the cash is spent? Includes cartoon illustrations.' (Publication summary)