Arena HQ are HUGE fans of The Phoenix Comicpacked to bursting with comedy capers, imaginary worlds, book extracts, competitions, puzzles and more and this month we were delighted to see a familiar face given a prime spot in this fabulous comic. For 6 weeks lucky readers can exclusively collect the components for a gigantic King Coo treehouse poster inspired by Adam Stower’s King Coo adventures.

The poster features contraptions, cross sections and lots of our favourite characters, the only challenge will be finding a big enough wall space to display this whopping poster. We hope it inspires young inventors and adventurers to design their own fantastical tree houses! Here’s a sneak peek at the first part.

We highly recommend you subscribe to The Phoenix HERE, the ideal read for children aged between 7-14 (or any age!) and a subscription would make the perfect Christmas gift! You could also buy copies of each of the three King Coo titles published by David Fickling Books at the same time supporting your local book shop by clicking HERE and visiting uk perfect reads too share on long winter evenings.

More exciting news relating to King Coo, brand new audio books are here! we are thrilled to announce that the King Coo Collection of stories are now available as audiobooks from the fantastic @bolindaaudio  The stories are wonderfully brought to life by Laurence Boxhall and a host of hilarious sound effects  These audiobook editions are available to borrow from @BorrowBox and to purchase from booksellers, , Audible, Apple, GooglePlay, and Amazon. Enjoy! You can hear a longer teaser clip HERE!


Adam has a busy time ahead as one of the 2021 judging panel for the Alligators Mouth Fiction Prize,  former winner is rumoured to be very keen indeed to tuck into lots and lots of fabulous new fiction titles. You can follow the Alligators Mouth book shop on Twitter HERE to keep up to date with the latest news.

Please visit our website to view Adam Stower’s stunning online portfolio. You can also find Adam on Instagram and Twitter. For more information regarding collaborating with Adam please email

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