The Lightning Catcher (Paperback)
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The Lightning Catcher (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 13/05/2021
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Something weird is happening to the weather in Folding Ford and it is up to Alfie to work out what in this witty, page-turning adventure perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford.

He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don't exactly fit in here. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS. One frost-covered branch on one tree in the middle of June? A tiny whirlwind in a bucket in the garden? Only in Folding Ford. Armed with his bike, a notepad and his new best mate Sam, Alfie is going to investigate.

His best clue is Nathaniel Clemm ... the only thing in town weirder than the weather. When Alfie 'investigates' Mr Clemm's garden, only SLIGHTLY illegally, he finds a strange box that freezes his trainers and makes his teeth tingle. And when he opens it, only SLIGHTLY deliberately, SOMETHING gets out. Something fast, fizzing and sparking with electricity and very, very much alive.

But the creature from the box brings trouble of its own, and as barometers and tempers go haywire in Folding Ford, Alfie finds himself at the centre of a perfect storm.

Skellig meets Stranger Things in this funny, heartfelt adventure story perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Christopher Edge and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526622174
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A fun, fast-paced fusion of science and imagination ... an electrifying adventure!' - Sophie Anderson

'This is great fun; an energetic middle-grade debut with a fresh contemporary feel and a good dash of Stranger Things' - Bookseller

'This book is so much fun, it's exhilarating' - Stephanie Burgis

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“Imagination central!”

The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze

This book is about Alfie who discovers a tiny electrical creature (who can grow to the size of a cloud and control the weather) at Mr Clemm's house and accidently sets... More

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“A really original debut novel that fizzes with fun, warmth and adventure.”

I really enjoyed The Lightning Catcher; Clare Weze has created an electrifying blend of sci-fi and real-life drama that manages to be both thrilling and moving at the same time.

Alfie Bradley has just moved with his... More

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Chris Soul UK

“Full of imagination, warmth and originality - with a great voice to electrify!”

'The Lightning Catcher' by Clare Weze is a great debut that electrifies with imagination, warmth and originality. David Almond meets 'Stranger Things' - a unique blend of the everyday with... More

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