Written by Simon Mayo
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Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012 and March 2012 Debut of the Month.
A terrific action adventure packed-full of fascinating true science! Itch is making an unusual collection: when it is finished, it will include all the elements of the periodic table. But collecting elements is a risky business and having almost killed his classmates by releasing arsenic vapour into a biology lesson, Itch takes possession of a new piece of rock which may have even more dangerous consequences. Itch and his cousin have to keep one step ahead of some very serious enemies who will do everything they possibly can to get it.
Simon Mayo says, "As soon as I came across the fact that a small number of people like to collect elements from the periodic table—they call themselves ‘element hunters’—I knew I had got my story... I wanted to make sure that everything in the book is technically accurate; even if this new element doesn’t actually exist, in theory it could."
To celebrate publication of Simon Mayo’s debut novel ITCH, the publisher has launched an ‘element hunt’ with six partner sites – Lovereading4kids is thrilled to be party to this really fun challenge and hidden somewhere on Lovereading4kids you’ll find one of the six hidden ‘elements’. Once you’ve found it click here to find out where to find the other five elements.
Itch by Simon Mayo
Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. This is Alex Rider with Geek-Power!
Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science - especially chemistry.
He's also an element-hunter: he's decided to collect all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom ...Then, Itch makes a discovery: a new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon, someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch is in serious danger...
'A great debut . . . you'll be itching to read more.' - Anthony Horowitz
'Simply put, Itch is a hugely enjoyable read, and has everything the 10+ reader could want.' - BookZone4Boys
'You'd have to work quite hard not to like Itchingham Lofte.' - Tim Radford in The Guardian
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11
More books by Simon Mayo
Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
1st March 2012
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