Grasshopper Jungle

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Grasshopper Jungle
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Andrew Smith
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 199,Width 130
CategoriesScience fiction
ISBN 9781405295932
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
Imprint Electric Monkey
Publication Date 3 October 2019
NZ Release Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


A timely reissue of a cult classic from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Smith In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It's the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. Funny, intense, complex and brave, Grasshopper Jungle is a groundbreaking, genrebending, coming-of-age stunner.

Author Biography

Andrew Smith has always wanted to be a writer. After graduating college, he wrote for newspapers and radio stations, but found it wasn't the kind of writing he'd dreamed about doing. Born with an impulse to travel, Smith, the son of an immigrant, bounced around the world and from job to job, before settling down in Southern California. There, he got his first 'real job', as a teacher in an alternative educational program for at-risk teens, married, and moved to a rural mountain location. Smith has now written several awardwinning YA novels including Winger, Stick, and Grasshopper Jungle.