TIM Defender of the Earth

TIM Defender of the Earth

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TIM is Tyrannosaurus Improved Model. He's a genetically modified dinosaur that the government have been growing in a secret bunker under Trafalgar Square. And he's on the loose, after the Prime Minister decides he's just too expensive to keep. He's huge and clumsy, and with just a few steps could crush much of central London. He tries to get away but something's calling him back...

Professor Mallahide is very very clever. But also slightly crazy. He's developed an amazing new invention, where nanotechnology means that objects and even people can be taken apart, remodelled, changed and used for any purpose. It's an incredible tool - but also could be a very dangerous weapon in the wrong hands. Unfortunately it's in the hands of a mad scientist...

Chris and Anna are caught up in something very big and scary. Can these two kids help at all as TIM and Professor Mallahide do battle? A spectacular novel of goodies and baddies fighting it out in London, using Big Ben as a spear and throwing themselves into Buckingham Palace. Hilarious, wild and utterly original.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 213g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572942
  • 9780552572941

About Sam Enthoven

For the last ten years Sam Enthoven has been working as a part-time bookseller, living largely on a diet of instant noodles and parsnips while honing his skills as a writer of thrillers for young people. He is passionately - possibly 'certifiably' - committed to the ideal of books that make kids want to read; if you like The Black Tattoo and Tim, Defender of the Earth, you should see what he writes now he can afford something decent to eat once in a while.
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Review quote

"If ever a children's book deserves to be given the big-screen treatment, this is it" * SFX Magazine *
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Back cover copy

He's big, he's moody, he has a tail that could crush the Houses of Parliament . . . and he's all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. (Oh, and he's actually pretty nice . . . razor-sharp-car-sized teeth notwithstanding).

TIM (that's Tyrannosaur: Improved Model) is the product of a top secret military experiment. He lives in a bunker under Trafalgar Square - but now the government has decided he's too expensive to keep and Tim must make a break for it.

He forms an unlikely alliance with a fourteen-year-old Chris and his classmate, Anna, in order to save humanity from the greatest threat it has ever known: Anna's father, the brilliant but demented Professor Mallahide and his growing swarm of vicious nanobats.

The stage is set for a spectacular showdown the like of which London has never seen. Who will prevail? The terrifying Professor Mallahide, or TIM, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH . . . ?
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Review Text

"If ever a children's book deserves to be given the big-screen treatment, this is it"
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Rating details

128 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 12% (15)
4 29% (37)
3 40% (51)
2 13% (17)
1 6% (8)
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