Hazel Townson was formerly Chief Assistant Librarian in charge of work with young people in Bury, Lancashire. She now devotes her time to writing and for years has been going into schools and libraries to talk to children about writing. She has chaired the Lancashire Children's Book Award for many years.
Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives in Rutland.
The Invisible Boy
(Paperback) - 2002
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SynopsisGary suspects he is turning invisible and blames the door-key he has to wear round his neck. Could it be a magic key? He decides to hide so that people will have to search and find him, thus proving that he isn't invisible after all. But first there are one or two problems in the way, such as a mysterious box of chocolates, a bloodstained body in an amusement arcade, a space-ship and an alien on the headland, all of which turn Gary's flight into a nightmare.
- Published: 2002
- ISBN: 9781842701058
- Age Range: 7+ years