Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!With the help of her friends - and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit - Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention...?
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 130 x 194 x 15mm | 168g
- 28 Sep 2004
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
- London, United Kingdom
"Racy thriller . . . Her characters are credible and the pace is kept up throughout . . . Some exciting twists and turns will keep the reader guessing"
"A thriller with lots of humour and suspense . . . A very accessible and exciting book for younger readers" * Writeaway! * "Racy thriller . . . Her characters are credible and the pace is kept up throughout . . . Some exciting twists and turns will keep the reader guessing" * Daily Telegraph * "An exciting thriller, with code-breaking schoolgirl detectives" * Guardian * "A sparkling read" * Sunday Tribune * "Clever and surprising. That's what makes it so brilliant" -- Olivia, aged 9 * Sunday Express *
About Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children's Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.