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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

Written by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Questioneers Series

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons Synopsis

Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she's off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pantaloons, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down? In this new chapter-book adventure, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons Press Reviews

`[Ada] is a wonderful role model, one who perseveres and works things out for herself, despite setbacks - and it's a fun read too. Brilliant!' -- Parents in Touch This book has all the fun and curiosity of the previous titles in the series and is sure to inspire young readers to keep asking questions. -- Just Imagine newsletter Next up, another fabulous entry in the superb Questioneers series, as Andrea Beaty and David Roberts take their brilliant and inspirational kid characters into the realms of chapter books from their successful run in picture book form. [...] Utterly and completely brilliant for kids moving on from picture books and taking their first steps in chapter fiction, bringing along a whole smorgasbord of those awesome characters too -- Read it Daddy (blog) Beaty's Questioneers series introduces children to real science, with characters who are curious about how the world works. Ada Twist is an aspiring scientist who conducts experiments and reads facts to find out the answers to her questions. Her friends are Iggy, architect-to-be, and Rosie, a budding engineer. In this story, wondering why her mother's hot coffee smells stronger than her father's iced coffee leads Ada to discoveries about how gases and molecules move when heated. This, along with investigating how forces operate, enables her to rescue her Uncle Ned when he drifts away in his helium-filled trousers. The story, and Roberts's stylish and comic illustrations, add fun and laughter to the acquisition of knowledge. Rarely is fiction so informative. -- Sunday Times Culture Magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781419739019
Publication date: 16th April 2019
Author: Andrea Beaty
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages

About Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children's titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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