The Lightning Catcher

£6.99

Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. There’s nothing to do in the countryside. He and his sister are the only kids in the whole village who aren’t white. 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 strange scientist Nathaniel Clemm – the only thing in town weirder than the weather.

ISBN: 9781526622174 Author: Weze, Clare Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books Publication Date: 13th May 2021 Imprint: Bloomsbury Children's Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 264 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category:

‘This exciting, science-packed novel is a cracking read and bursts with action, warmth and humour’ BookTrust Great Books Guide 2021‘This is great fun; an energetic middle-grade debut with a fresh contemporary feel and a good dash of Stranger Things’ – The BooksellerAlfie 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.

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