Those Kids Next Door by Alan Stott
Meet the Shufflet kids. When they are not fighting each other these perpetual pranksters enjoy nothing better than causing havoc with their neighbours.
But after being shifted from pillar to post, the family is eventually relocated to the countryside – away from everyone with a heartbeat. Well, nearly everyone...
The nearest house is two-hundred metres away and it is owned by an elderly couple, Arthur and Margaret.
Soon the children are back to their old tricks. But, this time, have the jokers met their match?!
About the author
Alan Stott grew up in Birmingham. He studied at Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby, and Nottingham University to become a teacher with a B Ed degree. He became a Football Association Coach at this time. He taught in Derby, Solihull and inner city Birmingham before going into industry for a few years, later returning as a supply teacher. Following this, he taught in Sutton Coldfield as Head of Maths and PE in a middle school where he helped to introduce ‘Football in the Community’ with Ron Wylie of Aston Villa. As a musician, he can often be seen entertaining audiences all over the country with his wild Oompah Band.
Cover by Terry Cooper