When island-dwelling Leonora learns that someone has been stealing and making a profit from her inventions on the mainland, a cracking quest for justice ensues in this hilarious adventure featuring an inflatable lobster and a singing sea captain.
Orphaned Leonora lives on a remote island, spending her days making crazy cool inventions. When a strange boy called Jack washes up on an inflatable lobster and reveals that her evil Uncle Luther has been stealing her inventions and selling them on the mainland, it begins a laugh-out-loud adventure - complete with a furry otter, a singing sea captain, and a very secret society...
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Fizzing with fun, friendship and fabulous inventions! * Maria Kuzniar *
Warm, funny and with plenty for parents to enjoy too. * The Scottish Sun *
Great to have a female STEM lead in this joyous story about a young inventor who has to use all her considerable brain power to defeat her villainous uncle. * The i *
Adventure, humour, bold illustrations and manageable text make this an ideal book for reading aloud or reading alone. * Toppsta review *
Favourite scenes include a ride in a hot air balloon, suspended from a wonderful variety of inflatables, and another in the stinkiest cave in fiction. Lots of fun, this is one to recommend to readers who like their adventures wild, wacky and full of invention(s). * LoveReading4Kids *
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“Fun, laugh-out-loud read for younger middle grade kids”
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“Daughter loved it!”
Fantastic book, really funny and a gripping tale. My 9 year old daughter loved it.
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