When Shane is asked to follow the mystery trilling sound coming from the school corridor, he hopes that he can keep the phone that's making it. Shane has always wanted a mobile phone, but the last thing he expects is one that talks back! Mo is on the run from an alien planet and when Shane offers to mind her while she's on Earth he gets more than he'd bargained for. Mo is demanding, orders him about and won't keep quiet - if only she had an off switch! She does have one useful talent though - Mo can tell the future ...
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Geraldine McCaughrean is an established author for all age groups. Geraldine has been awarded many prizes for her writing, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award for A Little Lower than the Angels, the Library Association Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for a Pack of Lies. Geraldine has also published a number of retellings of traditional stories. She was awarded the Blue Peter Book Award for her retelling of 'A Pilgrim's Progress'. Geraldine lives in Berkshire and has a young daughter.Review:
'Beautifully written story' Bournemouth Daily Echo SIX-STOREY HOUSE: Ross Collins' black and white illustrations give just enough detail to enhance the story without preventing the need for imagination. Buy it, give it, read it to your children, or just read it by yourself for sheer pleasure. Achuka ... a joy to read ... a magical and hugely beguiling story. Ross Collins' illustrations perfectly complement the book reflecting its humour and inventiveness. Books for Keeps poignant, original and funny ... This book is a triumph of wit, warmth and careful composition from one of our most creative and versatile contemporary children's writers. TES Primary It is great to come across a novel written for this age group that feels like a proper book rather than an extension of a school-reading scheme ... Geraldine McCaughrean's quirky story gets to the emotional heart of a big, old house ... a delicately written tale. The Guardian DOCTOR QUACK: McCaughrean makes the most of the opportunity for word play and humour ... a fast-moving and inventive story. Books for Keeps '...a well timed novel about the horrors of mobile phones...Adventures, japes and embarassing situations abound in this tale of troubled technology.' Catriona Ferguson 'Beautifully written story for young readers.' Michaela Horsefield 'A hilarious and perfectly formed novel for early readers.' Guardian
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000008138