The Invincible Tony Spears
By Neal Layton
When Tony Spears presses a button hidden in a cupboard he's transported from his kitchen to the flight deck of an invincible spaceship. Can Tony be a spaceman hero like Tim Peake and Major Tom? Created by the award-winning author and illustrator Neal Layton.
Perfect for every child who has ever dreamed of travelling to space...
Making new friends is never easy, but seems impossible when Tony moves to a new town and school mid-term. But when he finds a round red button hidden in a cupboard, all his worries are forgotten. The button transforms his dull kitchen into a spaceship, called The Invincible. There's nothing more exciting than cruising the universe for adventure, but what about school and his mum?
Tony Spears' epic-galactic-space-adventures and his earthly life begin to converge. The universe is in danger, 'Sports Morning' is looming at school and Tony's mum won't have a messy kitchen!
Will Tony find a way to save the universe, and also deal with the difficulties in his 'real' life?
Inspired by Tim Peake and Major Tom ...
Many of Neal's ideas come from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a bookshop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award-winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. Oscar and Arabella, which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties Prize. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his wife and two children.
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14 Jul 2016
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Hodder Children's Books
Perfect for new readers, with illustrations on every page. — TheSchoolrun.com
This richly illustrated and entertaining story will appeal to early readers, adventure lovers and those inspired by the astronaut Tim Peake — South Wales Evening Post
The always-brilliant Neal Layton brings his joyous scribbly artwork to a young fiction title that bridges the gap for blossoming readers not yet ready to take on a novel. The story zooms along, and children will adore the alien creatures. — Book Trust
The always-brilliant Neal Layton brings his joyous scribbly artwork to a young fiction title that bridges the gap for blossoming readers not yet ready to take on a novel. — Book Trust