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

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.

Reviews

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

thebookbag.co.uk

A funny, exciting read

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781782953234

    March 15, 2014

    Red Fox

    208 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • EBook

    9781407050386

    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    208 pages

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