Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine

Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine

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Cal and his parents have just moved house. And when Cal hears strange noises coming from next door's garden he is curious to find out what it all means. With his side-kick Frankie - a hypochondriac, grumpy canine - Cal ventures over to the other side of the wall where he discovers that his neighbour, Mr Frout, has been experimenting with the most extraordinary of inventions. And, although Mr Frout is a keen despiser of young children, soon he will have no choice but to trust Cal's helping hand as disaster and chaos strike and anti-gravity takes over. A laugh-out-loud, brilliantly fast-paced and gripping story about the joys and pitfalls of science, with an underlying message that sometimes things are best left just as nature intended!show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747575649
  • 9780747575641

About Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton is the author of a number of picture books as well as writing young fiction for children. He lives in London (N19) with his wife and two daughters. Sam Hearn received a BA Hons in illustration from Kingston University. He divides his time between working as a bookseller at the Lion and Unicorn in Richmond (TW9) and illustrating children's books. This is Sam's second book for more

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Praise for VIOLET AND THE MEAN AND ROTTEN PIRATES (previous novel by Richard Hamilton and Sam Hearn for the same readership) 'While being full of action, this is much more that the usual, knockabout pirate stuff, with a good dialogue and elegant, restrained prose exemplary early reading material' Daily Telegraph 'There's plenty of humour in this well-paced adventure tale' Glasgow Herald 'This is packed with colloquial dialogue, which creates colourful characters and a speedy pace and lots of lively illustrations' Junior Magazine 'An ideal book for that period when children's reading stamina kicks in and they are avid for the 'grown-up' novel format with chapters. Large print and an abundance of line drawings ensure that the leap is not too great and success is assured. This also reads aloud well with plenty of OTT fun and catchphrases galore' School Librarianshow more

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29 ratings
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4 24% (7)
3 31% (9)
2 21% (6)
1 0% (0)
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