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Product Description

From the moment that Jim and Charlie overhear their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know that adventure is afoot. But what does ‘spudvetch’ mean? Why do Mr Kidd’s eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps they’re bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they’re spies. Perhaps they’re aliens… An adventure is on the way. A nuclear-powered, one hundred-ton adventure with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gathers speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end with a BOOM! An edge-of-your-seat thrilling, laugh-out-loud-silly adventure that’s impossible to put down, from the celebrated author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

“A crackling little story.” The Bookbag

“An explosive adventure.” The Bookseller

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781849920131

Publisher

David Fickling Books

Date published

September 2nd, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details
  • 208 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

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    Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is great.

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    sa3o0ody
    on 9 March 2014

    looks good

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    natashakrywald
    on 8 March 2013

    very very very good book!

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    bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    ok

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    cocoa84100
    on 4 December 2011

    I haven’t finished it but i know for a fact its hilarious

    5out of 5
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    anna609
    on 5 March 2011

    I HAV NOT FINNISHED IT BUT AT THE MOMENT I DONT WANNA PUT IT DOWN. I AM STILL READING IT RIGHT NOW!

    5out of 5
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    Missymessy
    on 28 February 2011

    I really liked this book, I thought it was going to be really childish when I looked at the cover but I was wrong, once I got reading I couldn’t stop! Really good book that I would certainly recommend!

    4out of 5
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    Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 24 February 2011

    I thought that this book was very unputdownable, although looking at the cover thought that it may be a little bit childish or predictabe, but it wasn’t! It captured me from the first to the very last page. Having read a previous book from Marc Haddon, I thought it was going to be along the same type of storyline, and having not really enjoyed the previous book I read, thought that I was going to hate this one…. But I didn’t :)

    I really loved this book and would recommend it to all my friends. I give it 10/10 and a 5 star rating.

    Cari, age 12

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    spongebob6
    on 9 February 2011

    Want a book to read, then read this one. It’s AMAZING!!!!

    1out of 5
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    GregHeffley86
    on 8 February 2011

    I loved this book! YOU MUST READ IT!!!

    CoolEmperorJack

    5out of 5
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    firepop007
    on 11 November 2010

    this book waz book out of this world it was really funny!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    powergirl9
    on 17 September 2010

    It is a great book its so funny beacky jimbos sister is very funny but jimbos best friend charlie is very very funny

    OVER PEOPLE READ IT IT FANTASTIC!!!!