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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

After ten-year-old Theo and Alisha are struck by lightning, their lives change forever - they can see ghosts! It's amazing what several thousand volts skipping through your nervous system can do to you. But can the pair, together with their new ghostly friends, Doug and Lizzie, s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192739360
Barcode 9780192739360
Published 16 March 2017 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Sparkes, Ali
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ISBN-13 9780192739360
ISBN-10 0192739360
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 16 March 2017
International Publication Date 2 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sparkes, Ali
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 162g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 723431

Description of this Book

What if your new best friend was a ghost? Getting struck by lightning whilst huddling under a tree isn't exactly the way Alisha and Theo would have chosen to get out of sports day ...Surviving the strike makes them see life differently. It also makes them notice Doug and Lizzie. Struck by lightning under that same tree on the common in 1975, the two teenagers have been hanging out there ever since. Doug and Lizzie are funny, clever, brave - and quite happy about making friends with a pair of ten-year-olds. OK, fair point, they are dead, and Doug's trousers are worryingly flared. But you can't have everything. But something sinister is going on at school - although only Theo and Alisha seem to be able to see it. What can it mean when ragged faceless entities keep staring in through the windows? Not all ghosts are friendly like Doug and Lizzie ...but are these phantoms really the harbingers of doom for all the kids at Beechwood Junior? A fun and fast-paced ghostly mystery with lightning strikes, floating phantoms, and four fantastic friends just trying to get on with their everyday lives ...or deaths ...From the prize-winning author of Frozen in Time, the Shapeshifter series, and many more!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It would be no insult to call Thunderstruck old-fashioned. The novel is a zippy mystery-adventure yarn * Financial Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ali Sparkes was a journalist and BBC broadcaster until she chucked in the safe job to go dangerously freelance and try her hand at writing comedy scripts. Her first venture was as a comedy columnist on Woman's Hour and later on Home Truths. Not long after, she discovered her real love was writing for children. Ali grew up adoring adventure stories about kids who mess about in the woods, and still likes to mess about in the woods herself whenever possible. She lives with her husband and two sons in Southampton. Check out www.alisparkes.com for the latest news on Ali's forthcoming books.

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