The Inventors Paperback – 5 Apr 2007
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It is a fast-paced, funny, exciting read ... The story has all the
hallmarks of a great tale - charismatic evil about to destroy the world, a
handful of clearly differentiated characters with only their wits,
friendship and bravery able to prevent it - and it keeps the reader
engrossed ...This was a fun, funny piece of entertainment, and readers who
enjoy Dahl, Horowitz or Molly Moon will very likely enjoy it. -- Writeaway.com
It's a great story that moves at such an entertaining pace that it
leaves the reader open-mouthed with excitement, rooting for the young
characters and wishing you were just a little bit more like them yourself.
In a novel like this, the story needs to fairly rattle along and this one
rattles, rocks and rolls. -- John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Nate and Cat absolutely love inventing. You name it, they've tried
to build it. After accidentally turning their headmaster blue, they win a
year's scholarship with the world's richest, cleverest, most charismatic
inventor, Ebenezer Saint. And along with twenty-three of the brightest
young scientific minds in the land, they begin their year-long stay in the
Saint's Solutions paradise - a vast industrial compound filled with
But it soon becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Ebenezer Saint is
hiding a dark agenda - and if Nate and Cat ever want to see their families
again, they will have to out-wit, out-run and out-invent the world's
greatest inventor. -- Synopsis
The Inventors is a captivating story that should not be missed. It
is refreshing, imaginative and thoroughly exciting - I only wish I had
written this amazing book myself! -- G. P. Taylor, author of Shadowmancer
The Inventors is a thrilling read... There are moments of humour,
adventure and sadness, but I kept on reading to see what would happen next.
There are some unexpected twists in the tale that make the book even more
exciting. I'll tell all my friends to buy a copy! -- Robin Geddes, aged eleven, winner of 2005 Junior Mastermind
Co-created with the author's eleven-year-old brother, Jamie Webb. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY meets THE TERMINATOR in this darkly humorous, mind-boggling, action-packed adventure.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Really highly recommended.
It is interesting and fascinating. It has lots of exciting inventions-like the cloud of steam that is a spy camera. I liked one of the main characters ,Nate because he was cool. Nate and Cat are best friends and make lots of exciting inventions, they win a scolarship by inventing a camouflage machine- They go to a famous inventors complex for a year but things are strange and go wrong.This is a good book for 8+ There are lots of pages, words and no pictures (apart from the front cover).It makes good bedtime reading.There is a second book and I am going to read it.
A great, exciting, thrilling read for children and adults alike (i'm 26). I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put it down. With a clever mix of fun, witty characters, characters you can relate to, and characters that just make you want to hide under the duvet there is certanly something for everyone in this new book.
I would highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book had everything action, suspense etc fast paced and funny. Would recommend the book for ages 10-14 age groupPublished on 28 July 2007 by Campbell
A Kid's Review - A great book! It's about two 11 or 12 year old genius inventors who are in a competition to be one of the the 23 best inventors in the world. Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2007 by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I've just finished reading this book, it's really cool. It's scarey sometimes and quite sad but it's funny too, especially when Nate and Cat's inventions go wrong. Read morePublished on 7 May 2007 by Little L
A wonderful book. Absolutely riveting from start to finish. Smith and Webb have succeeded in creating a bizarre world, which is so believable; reading this novel is actually quite... Read morePublished on 4 May 2007 by J. N. Smith