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Written by Eoin Colfer
Illustrated by Katy Halford
Part of the Little Gems SeriesWrite A Review
Interest Age 5-8 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2018 |
Clever Mariella, a super-inventive nine year old scientist, is never short of ideas. But she is often short of time! How can she crack the problem of bedtime interrupting some of her very best inventions? According to her science teacher the only way is to travel west always keeping ahead of the darkness. Undaunted by this huge challenge, Mariella sets off…. Her adventures are a super science story full of invention from the bestselling creator of Artemis Fowl.
High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2018:
Mariella, Queen of the Skies by Eoin Colfer
Opposites by Roald Dahl
1, 2, 3 by Roald Dahl
The Day War Came by Nicola Davies
The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper
The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman
Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mum and Dad won't take no for an answer there's only one thing for it... Mariella has to build a rocket-powered flying suit to zap her round the world faster than the setting sun! If anyone can outsmart sleep it's Mariella. But everyone needs sleep and without it all of Mariella's brilliant ideas might just disappear. A how to live a happy life tale told with humour, warmth and a loveable female protagonist.
|Publication date:||15th June 2018|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
|Other Categories:||Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 5+|
Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.” Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop ...More About Eoin Colfer
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