Sally Gardner - The Invisible Boy - Hachette Children's Group

The Invisible Boy

By Sally Gardner

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  • £4.99

Biographical Notes

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.

Her website is www.sallygardner.net and you can follow her on Twitter @TheSallyGardner

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444011616
  • Publication date: 20 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Gardner's playful hyperbole and spry pen-and-inks are certain kid-pleasers. Ages 7-up. — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
This story sparkles with originality and appealing out-of-the-ordinary events to provide a rivetting read. — JUNIOR MAGAZINE
What makes Gardner's book special is not just the cleverness of its plot, but its charming linguistic zaniness... It's a pleasure to read - to yourself and aloud. — SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Funny and exciting — Townsille Bulletin
A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story with wonderful memorable characters — Middleton and North Manchester Guardian
Funny imaginative and touching, the Invisible boy sees Sally Gardner writing at the height of her powers. — LOVEREADING4KIDS
The Invisible Boy has enough humour and action to keep less confident readers as well as assured readers turning the pages. — BOOKS FOR KEEPS
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