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Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor (Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor, 1)

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Leonora Bolt makes amazing gadgets from any old junk. And her inventions have already stopped villainous Uncle Luther TWICE, though she hasn't rescued her super-scientist parents from him - yet. With nothing but courage and Leonora's trusty tool belt to hand, the gang must battle swirling sandstorms, navigate plunging canyons and finish Uncle Luther...FOD GOOD! Puffin is an imprint of Penguin Random House, the world’s number-one publisher representing a vibrant community of publishing houses marked by unparalleled success. Through our world of stories, Puffin aims to open up the world to every child. Our mission is to inspire children to feel they can be and do anything, and to create readers for life.

Alex T Smith’s second book in the charming and hilarious Mr Penguin series is a plunging plane-ride of action and excitement with a very British sensibility that will delight fans of funny illustrated books. A cross between Poirot and Indiana Jones for younger ones, it’s a great book for reading aloud with all the silly puns, retro names and hilarious catchphrases. Colin the message-writing spider is a particular joy, along with motobike-riding, bumbag-wearing Edith. Violet Baudelaire meets Peanut Jones in this epic STEM-themed adventure about believing in your brainpower – and yourself.Puffin started out as a non-fiction publisher, with its first title appearing in 1940. As the most iconic and well-known children’s book brand in the UK today, we are always on the lookout for innovative ways to tell the world’s favourite stories and for brilliant new debut talent and brands that connect with today’s young readers, from newborn up to twelve years old.

Leonora and her pals find clues that lead them to Luther's latest evil plan. It's an amusement park called Brightworld built in a desert, under a massive snow globe - and it's terrible for the environment! The level of peril and tension is just perfect for lower Middle-Grade, although the mad-cap comedy and brilliant inventions will ensure this appeals to older readers too! Leonora is smart, resourceful and very relatable main character - and a tech-y genius, which is always a plus (more Girl-In-STEM please!!) The ending of the book wraps up the main adventure nicely, while leaving threads hanging for a sequel kids will chomping at the bit to read! I've adored this e-ARC, and cannot WAIT for my science-obsessed 8yo to read the physical book when it comes out in a couple of weeks. Opening scene: a dramatic chase at the luxurious Golden Pagoda Hotel, where Mr Penguin, the dapper Penguin detective and his team Edith, Gordon and Colin manage to recover a rare artefact from the hands of extremely villainous baddies. But what is this strange stone, and why does Professor Brace-Girdle at Cityville University want it so badly? Still, it’s not for Mr Penguin to ponder: as a paid adventurer, he just does what his clients request.

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Leonora isn't supposed to be building a submarine in a tree. Or turning the local wildlife luminous. In fact, she is supposed to be keeping her head down and drawing no attention - because Leonora Bolt is an inventor in secret.

Fizzing with fun, friendship and fabulous inventions!' - Maria Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows Lucy Brandt,με τίτλο ''Λεονόρα Μπολτ: Η μυστική εφευρέτρια" που κυκλοφόρησε πρόσφατα στην χώρα μας από τις εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο σε μετάφραση της κυρίας Μαρίας-Νεφέλης Ταμία καί απευθύνεται σε παιδιά ηλικίας 8 ετών καί άνω. Το βιβλίο ''ανοίγει'' την σειρά βιβλίων με γενικότερο τίτλο ''Λεονόρα Μπολτ". Πρόκειται για μία εξαιρετική κι ευφυή σειρά περιπέτειας μυστηρίου που υπόσχεται να κρατήσει πολύ καλή συντροφιά στα μικρά παιδιά.To άκρως μυστικό εργαστήρι της Λεονόρας (ΜΕΙΝΕΤΕ ΜΑΚΡΙΑ!) είναι στην κορυφή ενός παλιού φάρου. Ο φάρος βρίσκεται στο νησί Κράμπι. Και το νησί Κράμπι είναι πεταμένο στη μέση του… απόλυτου πουθενά! Her villainous Uncle Luther is behind this new inventing show, and planning on stealing the creations made by the very talented contestants. And in another twist, the judges of the competition are two people very dear to Leonora’s heart.

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