Author(s): Mark Haddon

Fiction (8 to 12 years)

Boom! Is a roller-coaster read with spaceships, spies and mortal danger! Jim and his best friend Charlie weren't looking for adventure, when they decided to bug the staffroom...But then they overhear their teachers speaking in a secret language and it's too late to turn back. And now they have to explain to the police, the headmistress and their parents where they've been for a whole week - without mentioning the aliens.

Product Information

An explosive and hilarious adventure for younger readers from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

"An explosive adventure" The Bookseller "A wildly energetic and anarchic adventure involving kidnaps and scooter rides, with the children trying to outwit the evil or incompetent adults (not terribly difficult). Great fun for young readers" Daily Mail "One to read aloud" The Sunday Times "Funny, pacey adventure that blends a fairly kitchen sink set of family dynamics with some utterly zany fantasy. There is a big whiff of Roald Dahl anarchy about it ... A crackling little story" "A funny, exciting read" Carousel

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. Mark Haddon lives in Oxford.

General Fields

  • : 9781782953234
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox
  • : February 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 208
  • : Black and white
  • : Mark Haddon
  • : Paperback