The Invisible Boy by Sally Gardner
  

The Invisible Boy

Written by Sally Gardner
Illustrated by Sally Gardner
Part of the Magical Children Series

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When Sam discovers his parents have become lost in space he must go with an alien named Splodge to find them. With his new talent of invisibility and a brand new spacecraft; he just might stand a chance. Funny imaginative and touching, the Invisible boy sees Sally Gardner writing at the height of her powers.

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The Invisible Boy by Sally Gardner

When his parents are lost in space, Sam is left, heartbroken, in the care of the horrible Hilda Hardbottom. Then he finds a tiny spaceship in the cabbage patch and meets a little alien called Splodge. How Splodge makes him invisible, and how Sam uses his new talent in his darkest hour, makes a touching and extremely funny story with lovely memorable characters.

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Gardner's playful hyperbole and spry pen-and-inks are certain kid-pleasers. Ages 7-up. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY This story sparkles with originality and appealing out-of-the-ordinary events to provide a rivetting read. JUNIOR MAGAZINE What makes Gardner's book special is not just the cleverness of its plot, but its charming linguistic zaniness... It's a pleasure to read - to yourself and aloud. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Funny and exciting Townsille Bulletin A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story with wonderful memorable characters Middleton and North Manchester Guardian Funny imaginative and touching, the Invisible boy sees Sally Gardner writing at the height of her powers. LOVEREADING4KIDS The Invisible Boy has enough humour and action to keep less confident readers as well as assured readers turning the pages. BOOKS FOR KEEPS

About the Author

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.

Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9

Author

Sally Gardner
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Author's Website

www.sallygardner.net/

Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

20th June 2013

ISBN

9781444011616

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