Twitch

Author:   M. G. Leonard
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781406389371


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 13 years
Format:   Paperback
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From the internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series, comes the first book in The Twitchers, a brand new mystery adventure series celebrating friendship, bravery and the incredible world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch! Can a birdwatcher outwit an escaped convict? Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching. On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot? Praise for Twitch: Leonard knows her audience and the jeopardy comes in flocks ... Find your nest, curl up and enjoy. The Times, Children's Book of the Week A twist-laden, thriller-like tale of a bird-mad boy, some bullies and an escaped convict hiding in the nearby woods. Observer A twisty crime drama as well as a persuasive story about friendship and nature. The Sunday Times Twitch is a good old-fashioned adventure story that feels like a modern-day Secret Seven. BBC Wildlife Magazine [A] pacy mystery adventure featuring a birdwatching detective hot on the heels of a dangerous escaped prisoner. iNewspaper Leonard has crafted an intelligent mystery from unlikely material, with bonus bird facts. Irish Times A winged masterpiece. Maz Evans Enthralling from beginning to end, it really touched my young bird-loving heart! Just wonderful! Dara McAnulty Birds, mystery and fowl play! What more could you want? Gill Lewis Glorious! Full of excitement and wonder! Sophie Anderson A brave and thrilling new adventure from one of my favourite writers. I honestly didn't put the book down until the very last, exciting, page-turn and I'm twitching for the next adventure! Jasbinder Bilan Twitch is an absolute triumph. The perfect blend of mystery and adventure, a winning hero with an eye for ornithological facts and a heart as big as the countryside, plus a cracking whipsmart plot, I think this is M. G. Leonard's best book yet. Christopher Edge Cracking characters, beyond pacy plotting and an ending that is almost Bugsy Malone-esque! Phil Earle Twitch is a compelling read - an adventure mystery with birds - what more could any reader want?! Stephen Moss Adventure, friendship and the pure unassuming beauty of nature ... a book that could have been a collaboration between David Attenborough and Roald Dahl. Dr Jess French A superb adventure of friendship, bravery and the wonderful world of birds, with a strong, but non-preachy theme of the benefits of connection with the natural world. The Bookseller One of those really, really good books ... Recommended for readers around 8 to 12 years old, and grown-ups like me who still enjoy the delight of a great adventure story! The Bookbag Praise for M. G. Leonard: An original voice in children's literature. The Times Truly great storytelling. Michael Mopurgo Superstar. Guardian Wonderful. Sunday Telegraph

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Author:   M. G. Leonard
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
Imprint:   Walker Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.213kg
ISBN:  

9781406389371


ISBN 10:   1406389374
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Twitch is a thrilling fast-paced adventure, full of characterful animals and tenacious children, with friendship and nature at its heart. I loved it. It's the sort of book I would have read and re-read immediately as a child. Birds, mystery and fowl play! What more could you want? * Gill Lewis * Enthralling from beginning to end, it really touched my young bird-loving heart. * Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist * Twitch is a compelling read - an adventure mystery with birds - what more could any reader want?! * Stephen Moss, author and birder *


Twitch is a thrilling fast-paced adventure, full of characterful animals and tenacious children, with friendship and nature at its heart. I loved it. It's the sort of book I would have read and re-read immediately as a child. Birds, mystery and fowl play! What more could you want? * Gill Lewis * Twitch is a compelling read - an adventure mystery with birds - what more could any reader want?! * Stephen Moss, author and birder *


Twitch is a thrilling fast-paced adventure, full of characterful animals and tenacious children, with friendship and nature at its heart. I loved it. It's the sort of book I would have read and re-read immediately as a child. Birds, mystery and fowl play! What more could you want? * Gill Lewis * Enthralling from beginning to end, it really touched my young bird-loving heart! Just wonderful! * Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist * Twitch is a compelling read - an adventure mystery with birds - what more could any reader want?! * Stephen Moss, author and birder *


Author Information

M. G. Leonard is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children's books, as well as a member of Authors4Oceans. Her Beetle Boy series has sold in 37 countries and she is currently writing the screenplay for a TV series based on the trilogy. Her first picture book, The Tale of a Toothbrush, is out now. Before becoming a writer, M. G. Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. She is also a trained actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing.

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