About the Book

Lucy and Lily’s Granddad is missing and they’re desperate to find him.

But first they must survive a great and unusual adventure filled with brutes in nail-polish, a strange bookshop, a children-eating beast, a huge rock and secret tunnel, a very bad orchestra, rotten tricks, flying chunks of cupcake, a talking fox, vomiting, swords, sneak-walking and someone who really isn’t very nice.

In stores nationwide on the 16th of November 2021.

RRP $25
168 Pages
ISBN 978-0-473-57602-8
Illustrated by Millie Perocheau
Published by Mary Egan Publishing

About the Author

Isaac Thackray has funny words and strange ideas falling out of him like coins from his pockets. 

Sometimes he will bend over, pick them up and put them with other words and ideas. 

Then he will stare at them while drinking coffee and shuffle them about until they turn into something. 

Many think this is strange and wonder what he is doing.

Or if he is doing anything at all. 

But some people know the truth. 

You might be one of them.

What Book Next.com – Review


'Mix together a cup of Narnia, a large spoonful each of The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox and then stir in some Badjelly the Witch, and you’re coming close to this wonderful adventure – Queen of Muck.

Narrated in a storyteller format, Queen of Muck is exciting, funny, with a truly nasty villain and a group of brave heroes willing to do anything to rescue their loved one. It’s not all straight forward good vs evil, though. Some characters have to dig deep to find their courage, whether to face Queen Muck for the first time or to stand up against her and risk her threats of the tower.

Illustrations are scattered through the pages and some sounds are emphasized by bold fonts or capital texts.

A thoroughly readable, enjoyable, and fantastical adventure. I can just imagine Spike Milligan reading this aloud, putting on all the voices of the characters. Loved it.'


It’s funny, exciting and has a good amount of magical

Paige, 8 years old

Queen Diedre is sooo mean! The henches and their ballet dancing was cool and funny

Milly, 8 years old

I like the flying cupcake bit and when Queen Diedre had Granddad at the edge

Ben, 7 years old

The bit with Horrible Bob and Lily was really funny!

Izzy, 9 years old

Even my Dad likes reading it.

Jess, ten years old

David Walliams silly-names-bodily-function-gags in book after book after book were starting to give me the screaming shits. Queen of Muck is way better

Mia, ten years old