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Written by Mark Haddon

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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011

Everything about this deliciously improbable adventure is almost completely daft – and that’s the fun of it all. When Charlie sets up his walkie-talkie in the staff room he doesn’t hear gossip about the pupils as he had expected. Instead, he finds the teachers are speaking in a foreign language that no one has ever heard of. Charlie is kidnapped trying to find out more and when Jim sets out to find him – his sister ‘borrows’  a motorbike and driving him up to Skye - he too is caught up in the disturbing rituals of an unusual group. Jim tells the madcap story which also includes a wry and light-hearted view of family life.


Boom! Synopsis

From the moment that Jim and his best friend Charlie bug the staffroom and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. But what does 'spudvetch' mean, and why do Mr Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him?

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ISBN: 9781782953234
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385616294
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782953234
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written sixteen books, both for adults and children, and has won two BAFTAS. He has won numerous awards for his bestselling novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, including Whitbread Book of The Year. He lives in Oxford. Picture - © Rune Hellestad

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