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An Alien in the Jam Factory

Written by Chrissie Sains

Illustrated by Jenny Taylor

Part of the An Alien in the Jam Factory Series

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Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Funny Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A very sticky romp of an adventure that is full of the unexpected – and a lot of jam!

April 2021 Debut of the Month - A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2021

Scooter McLay is a kid to be reckoned with who has a passion for clever inventions. As his parents own and run the very best jam factory, his inventions are to do with jam-making. And, to make sure no one can compete with them he has to keep the family’s special jam-making recipes as top-secret as possible. Working alone, Scooter is pretty good at keeping his inventions well-hidden but when Fizzbee the friendly alien arrives through the factory window it gives the audacious Daffy Dodgy the chance she has long waited for. She slips into the jam factory and steals Scooter’s secret files….How Scooter and Fizzbee see off the danger is a warm-hearted and madcap adventure.  


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An Alien in the Jam Factory by Chrissie Sains

An Alien in the Jam Factory Synopsis

Scooter McLay's cerebral palsy affects how quickly he can move his body, but his hyper-creative brain is a constant fizz of brilliant ideas. He spends every day inventing top secret recipes and machines for his family's jam factory. There's just one thing missing ... a pet, to share it all with. Or better still, a friend. When a tiny alien named Fizzbee crashes through the factory window, she might just be the answer. Now it's all hands on deck, as they team up to save the factory from dastardly neighbour Daffy Dodgy.

The first book in a hilarious, jam-packed new adventure series starring Scooter the inventor and his top secret alien sidekick.

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ISBN: 9781406396126
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781406396126
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Chrissie Sains
Illustrator: Jenny Taylor
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Funny, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Reluctant Readers, Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: 30 Books with Positive Images of Disability,

About Chrissie Sains

Chrissie Sains grew up in Billericay, Essex, where she spent her childhood seeking adventure and finding trouble. Described by her teachers as having a lively imagination , Chrissie's escapades include her attempted rescue of the school's pet fish and the discovery of a dead body in a field that turned out to be two tyres under a sheet. She has swum with sharks, scuba-dived shipwrecks and sky-dived from a plane. Chrissie has a background in marketing and events but now writes full time and is a graduate of the Golden Egg Academy and a member of SCBWI. 

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