The paper boys on Weir Street don't normally stick around for long ...It's definitely weirder than your average street. After venturing past all the strange houses, number 57 looks suspiciously normal. The garden is neat and the letterbox is gleaming. But then the letterbox nearly snaps his fingers off and the door opens to reveal the tall and imposing figure of Violet King. If Miss King's connection with Viking warriors is only through her ancestry then why has she got a helmet on the table? The Weird Street mini-series follows Jonny on his bizzare, scary and extremely unusual paper round, where he bumps into a whole range of oddballs and mysterious neighbours.
A former teacher, Margaret Ryan is now one of Scotland's most prolificand imaginative writers for young people. She has written the Fat Alfie and Airy Fairy series for Scholastic, the Operation Boyfriend and Little Blue series for Hodder, and two Littlest Dragon titles for HarperCollins. In 2000, she won the Scottish Arts Council Award for The Queen's Birthday Hat.