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Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

After a dramatic jailbreak at a top secret prison, the planet's most dangerous supervillains are on the loose! Luckily Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are on hand to chase them down. But though they manage to bring in a whole host of baddies, they can't find their nemesis Magpi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781408898901
Barcode 9781408898901
Published 3 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By James, Greg
By Smith, Chris
Illustrated by Salcedo, Erica
Series Kid Normal
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ISBN-13 9781408898901
ISBN-10 140889890X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 21 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By James, Greg
By Smith, Chris
Illustrated by Salcedo, Erica
Series Kid Normal
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 321g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 944055

Description of this Book

After a dramatic jailbreak at a top secret prison, the planet's most dangerous supervillains are on the loose! Luckily Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are on hand to chase them down. But though they manage to bring in a whole host of baddies, they can't find their nemesis Magpie anywhere. Little do they know that he is close by, and he's linked up with another old enemy. The super smarmy Nicholas Knox is back! Together, they've developed a dastardly machine that can GIVE people superpowers! In the wrong hands it has the potential to bring about the end of the world of Heroes as we know it ... and it just happens to be in the wrongest hands of all!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review So funny, it's almost criminal * Independent I * Outrageous capers for eight and up ... Amusingly surreal super-powers and a trust yourself message combine to strong effect with Erica Salcedo's entertaining, huge-eyed images * Guardian * An extraordinary tale about an ordinary boy in a world of heroes ... A fast-paced, humorous adventure with likeable heroes and a suitably ridiculous, evil villain * Times Educational Supplement *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Chris Smith is an award-winning author, broadcaster and parent (a mug saying `World's Greatest Dad' counts as an award, right?). He grew up in leafy Northamptonshire and now lives in not-as-leafy North London with his wife, son and a cat called Mabel, who can talk. If you listen very carefully to the George Michael song `Outside' you can hear a sample of Chris reading the news. He makes excellent tea. Greg James is also an award-winning author and broadcaster, best known for hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, but he hasn't won any awards for being a parent, because he isn't one. He circumnavigated the M25 during his childhood and is now living with his wife, Bella, and their dog, Bonnie, in North London. Greg and Chris's houses are connected by a secret tunnel that they use for exchanging ideas via an elaborate pulley system. He makes terrible tea. Illustrator Erica Salcedo studied Fine Art at Castilla-La Mancha University, before going on to study for a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations - from hand-drawing to digital manipulation - and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury), written by Suzi Moore, was Erica's first picture book. She lives in Cuenca, Spain. KidNormal.com

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