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The Greatest Inventor

Ben Brooks George Ermos

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Hachette Childrens Books
01 November 2020
Join the adventure. Break the curse. Find your way home. A magical new adventure from the bestselling author of THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY.

Victor is skeptical when Walter Swizwit comes to the village of Rainwater. He's the latest in a string of inventors passing through, and no one wants to buy his cheap magic tricks. But Walter doesn't take rejection well, and puts a curse on the village.

Only Victor is unaffected and he must leave Rainwater for the first time in his life if he's to find the cure. Victor's path takes him past other villages that Walter has damaged, and he picks up new companions on the way: Elena, handy with bow and arrow, Mo-Lan, a science prodigy, and scaredy-cat Mingus.

It's soon clear that they underestimated Walter's power. Only he has the cure for his magic and he's locked away in his castle a thousand leagues away. But he's not the only inventor out there... If Victor and his friends can get someone more powerful on their side, maybe they can win: find Walter, break the curse and return as heroes.

After all, there's no place like home...
By:   Ben Brooks
Illustrated by:   George Ermos
Imprint:   Hachette Childrens Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9781786541123
ISBN 10:   1786541122
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Brooks is the author of the bestselling and ground-breaking Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different, which was the winner of Children's Book of the Year at the National Book Awards. The Impossible Boy is his first novel for children. He lives in Bulgaria.

Reviews for The Greatest Inventor

a warm-hearted and magical adventure * Armadillo Magazine * A wonderful fantasy story -- Alex O'Connell * The Times - Children's Book of the Week * Fun and Engaging * Woman's Way * Brooks, known for his Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different books, brings intellectual rigour and great imaginative power to his first foray into fiction * The Financial Times *


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