Operation Gadgetman! by Malorie Blackman
  

Operation Gadgetman!

Written by Malorie Blackman

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A brilliant mystery that will appeal to both boys and girls. A wild and wacky invention along with its inventor gets into the wrong hands and those close to it are in trouble. Bean’s spykit just might come in handy.

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Operation Gadgetman! by Malorie Blackman

Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!With the help of her friends - and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit - Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention...?


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A thriller with lots of humour and suspense ... A very accessible and exciting book for younger readers Writeaway! Racy thriller ... Her characters are credible and the pace is kept up throughout ... Some exciting twists and turns will keep the reader guessing Daily Telegraph An exciting thriller, with code-breaking schoolgirl detectives Guardian A sparkling read Sunday Tribune Clever and surprising. That's what makes it so brilliant -- Olivia, aged 9 Sunday Express

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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Paperback (b Format)
240 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Malorie Blackman
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Author's Website

www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

14th November 2002

ISBN

9780440863076

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