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Eoin Butler talks to Chris Judge:

EB: Children’s books are like Bob Dylan songs, aren’t they?

CJ: There’s always a protagonist who goes somewhere, and sees something, and hears something? Yeah, there really are only two basic stories. That’s something I realised when I was researching the first books. The protagonist either leaves town, or a stranger comes to town. Think of any film you loved when you were a kid. Jaws – stranger comes to town; Indiana Jones – protagonist leaves town.