Paul Coomey

Paul Coomey is an all-round talented writer and illustrator who spends his hours doodling and creating stories. Paul is from Cork, Ireland, and now lives in London. Stick Boy is his debut novel.

Book cover - Stick Boy and the Rise of the Robots

Stick Boy and the Rise of the Robots

This illustrated story ticks a lot of familiar boxes for fiction for young readers. Futuristic dystopia, check. The discovery of underground tunnels and rooms, check. Villain who is up to no good, check. Circle of friends who uncover the truth, check. But there is one anomaly. As the title suggests the central protagonist is a stick drawing in a world of regular people. Stick Boy goes to school in Little Town, and with his Mystery Mates, they solve mysteries together. This is the second instalment of his adventures, by writer and illustrator Paul Coomey.

Book Cover - Stick Boy

Stick Boy

When our main character, Stick Boy, moves to a new town, he is hoping that his problems will be left behind. He has always felt different but is looking forward to a new start. However, almost immediately he attracts the ire of the school bullies, Sam and Gretchen, and feels extremely alone. Little does he know he is about to meet a whole new group of friends and go on a whirlwind adventure in the process.