The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy

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When his parents are lost in space, Sam is left, heartbroken, in the care of the horrible Hilda Hardbottom. Then he finds a tiny spaceship in the cabbage patch and meets a little alien called Splodge. How Splodge makes him invisible, and how Sam uses his new talent in his darkest hour, makes a touching and extremely funny story with lovely memorable characters.Read by Andrew Sachsshow more

Product details

  • 5+
  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 144 x 8mm | 97g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752866702
  • 9780752866703
  • 1,206,433

Review quote

Sachs produces astonishing ET style vocals as Splodge and his family, and vivid aural colour for Hilda's tart Essex gentility * THE TIMES * Review of the MAGICAL CHILDREN series: 'All have satisfying stories, scintillatingly crisp sound effects and lively, humour-filled readings.' * THE TIMES * The Invisible Boy has enough humour and action to keep less confident readers as well as assured readers turning the pages. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS * Funny imaginative and touching, the Invisible boy sees Sally Gardner writing at the height of her powers. * LOVEREADING4KIDS * A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story with wonderful memorable characters * Middleton and North Manchester Guardian * Funny and exciting * Townsille Bulletin * 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 * This story sparkles with originality and appealing out-of-the-ordinary events to provide a rivetting read. * JUNIOR MAGAZINE * Gardner's playful hyperbole and spry pen-and-inks are certain kid-pleasers. Ages 7-up. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *show more

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner was an award-winning costume designer for the theatre before realising her ambition of wriitng and illustrating children's books which she now does full-time. She lives in North London with her three more

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96 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (30)
3 31% (30)
2 10% (10)
1 1% (1)
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