Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole

Invisible Inc.

Written by Steve Cole
Illustrated by Jim Field

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In 3 : invisible goodies – dastardly baddies – killer chickens (poultry-geists!) Steve Cole is a national treasure: creator of series such as Astrosaurs and Magic Ink, and now writing the Young Bond books, he’s delighted huge numbers of young readers with his ever inventive, clever, often very funny books and stories. Invisible Inc, in which a young boy is accidentally made invisible and then joins forces with a Victorian lady scientist, medieval knight and horse (all also invisible) to save the world, has all his trademarks: the action is fast and furious, the jokes are many and varied, and it all feels absolutely up to date, exactly the kind of book that today’s young readers want. Jim Field’s illustrations are the perfect complement to the text adding extra tension or humour as required. ~ Andrea Reece


Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole

Chaos, wizardry and a gang of kind-of ghosts, in this hilarious adventure from bestselling author, Steve Cole. Noah's mum's new invention can zap ANYTHING into a ghost of its former self. It's still there, but you can't see it. You can't touch it. When the sinister 'Seerblight Solutions' steal her invention, Noah is zapped - and finds he's not the first to have been turned 'invisible' through the ages. With all humankind in terrible danger, Earth's last line is defence is one you've never seen or heard of: Invisible Inc. A medieval knight. A Victorian inventor. A poetic pony. And an ordinary boy. Saving the world? THEY'LL SEE TO IT!


Praise for the series:

'He's very daughter monster-munched her way through it - and so did I' The Times

'I love that I can take my kids to meet their favourite authors and make books come so alive. Steve Cole a joy today. Thanks @edbookfest' Sarah Brown, wife of ex PM Gordon, 2012

'A cracking read for boys' The Sun

'In a fantastically improbable but sustained plot . . .This joke-filled story with zany illustrations is underpinned by a serious theme' Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times

'The humour is perfectly suited to a young boy… good books for boys are harder to find, and this one is truly exceptional' The Bookbag Orders

About the Author

Steve Cole

Steve Cole was our Guest Editor in November 2011. Click here to find out more and see some of his favourite books.

Steve Cole is the slightly crazy, highly frantic, millions-selling, non-stop author of Astrosaurs, Cows In Action, Astrosaurs Academy, The Slime Squad, Z. Rex and many other books (including several original Doctor Who stories). He used to edit magazines and books but prefers the job of a writer where you can wear pyjamas and eat chocolate all day.

Steve just can't stop writing - if he does, strange robots appear and jostle him vigorously until he starts again. In his spare time he loves making music, reading old comics, thinking up ideas for new books and slumping in front of a warm TV.

In this video, Steve counts down his top 5 favourite Astrosaurs characters:

You can see more Steve videos on his YouTube channel - click here.

Amanda Craig from The Times recently described the Astrosaurs series as "the kind of inspired, hysterically silly fantasy that boys adore." Here’s a summary of Steve’s four main series – great reading for boys in particular:

ASTROSAURS - Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil... and eats a lot of grass.

ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - Welcome to the Academy! Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at the Astrosaurs Academy where all astro-cadets go to complete their training. He hopes to become an ASTROSAUR one day but for now he has classes to attend, missions to complete and lessons to learn. His best friends and roommates, Blink and Dutch, are always his first choice for fun - but also to work with on his homework! Together they make a great team - the Daring Dinos - and get up to all sorts of adventures!

COWS IN ACTION - Moo-vellous ! Professor McMoo is a very clever cow - so clever, in fact, that he has managed to build himself a time machine from discarded farming machinery. He and his two cow friends, Pat and Bo Vine live on the Barmer farm, in fear of the hideous farmer's wife, Betty. But they are also star agents of the C.I.A. - Cows in Action, a crack team of cow commandos! In the future, cows live peacefully with humans as equals, not as food. But some cows in the future try to use the technology of time travel to interfere with history - which the Professor and his team must stop!

SLIME SQUAD - It's time to fight crime... with slime! Mad scientist Godfrey Gunk had a dream - a dream of creating a whole safari park of monsters on an old rubbish dump. It didn't work. Little did Godfrey know that actually after he left the rubbish dump, his dream came true... Meet the inhabitants of Trashland, a whole world full of different types of small slimy monsters who all live peacefully alongside each other - at least until now...

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

14th July 2016




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