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Sarah McIntyre

The Medusa Malarky by Sarah McIntyre

If you’d like to complete the story as a comic strip in words and pictures, here’s what to do:

  • Download the image above – right click with the mouse and then choose “Save Picture As” (or ask an adult to help)
  • Print the picture at home or at your local library
  • Think of some really great creative ways to develop Sarah’s story
  • Finish the story with your own words and pictures
  • Enter the competition! EITHER sign up to our website and post us your entry, along with your email address and website username.


  • Scan your entry and email it to us:

Here’s our postal address: Summer Reading Challenge Team, The Reading Agency, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

If you would prefer to complete The Medusa Malarky as a written story, that’s also fine! Just finish the story in 500 words or less using the box below.

Sarah McIntyre is the co-author (with Philip Reeve) and illustrator of Oliver and the Seawigs.

Terms and Conditions

  • The closing date for the competition is 8 September 2014.
  • Winning stories will be available on this website from 30 September. Stories may also be published elsewhere.
  • Your completed story (including the opener) must be no longer than 600 words
  • The work must be your own
  • Competition is open to UK and Eire residents only, and entrants must be aged 12 years or under. The judges’ decision is final.