Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer

Takeshita Demons series

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Takeshita Demons

Takeshita Demons

“A gripping, superbly written debut novel” – Writeaway

“Two young girls being brave and clever without a hint of pink or glitter on the cover? Hooray!” – The Age

“This rollicking ride is totally deserving of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award” – The West Australian

A thrilling contemporary adventure wittily shot through with the powerful fantasy stories of the old demons from the Japanese past.” – Julia Eccleshare of LoveReading4Kids

– Part of the 2010 Booktrust Booked Up program.
– Winner of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award for diversity in children’s writing.
– Featured on the BBC’s Blue Peter.

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The Filth Licker

Takeshita Demons 2 – The Filth Licker

“perfect for those that like their monsters gross rather than gory” Inis Magazine, Ireland

“highly original and wonderfully entertaining”  Spine Chills, Australia

“a fast-paced and hugely entertaining contemporary adventure.” LoveReading4Kids, UK

“a compulsive read.”Parents in Touch UK

“one of my favourite series for younger, confident readers.” My Favourite Book Blog

“A trio of whirling weasel assassin spirits with Freddy Krueger–style claws ambush a Japanese-British child on an abandoned farm. Whoo-hoo!” Kirkus Reviews

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Monster Matsuri

Takeshita Demons: Monster Matsuri

Book 3 in the Takeshita Demons series.

I really liked the first 2 instalments, but I LOVE this one!..Like Spirited Away combined with a Famous Five camaraderie” GoodReads

“This is one to give to the adventure loving nine or ten year old kid who likes being a little scared–some of the demons are more than somewhat frightening (although there’s no goryness).” – Charlotte’s Library

“As with the author’s two earlier Takeshita Demons titles this is a fast-paced, compulsive read that appeals to a wide audience; children as young as 8 or 9 through to adults. Each of the titles is a standalone read but the characters in the three are consistent. This time Miku and her friends must solve the trail of clues to finally banish evil from their world. Manga style illustrations throughout complement the story brilliantly.” – Julia Eccleshare (children’s editor of the Guardian).

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Takeshita Demons: Mer-Monster


Takeshita Demons: MerMonster

Ever wish your favourite characters could get together one last time, for one more great adventure? Well, you’re reading the right series!

In Takeshita Demons 4, Miku, Cait, Alex and the Filth Licker head under the oceans, to the Kingdom of the Dragon King, where they must rescue the last ningyo (Japanese mermaid), a creature who cries pearl tears and holds the key to immortality.

Fast and funnier than ever before!

A BONUS e-book for lovers of the Takeshita Demons series.

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