The Invisible Boy and the Strongest Girl in the World
Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803731585, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2007
Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three-quarters, is good at tricks. She can balance a pencil on the end of her finger and pick her nose without anyone seeing. But she amazes everyoneeven herselfwith her best trick yet: Josie can lift a table, a car, and even a bus with no effort at all! Hold on, though. Could this would-be blessing turn out to be an even greater curse?
Then theres Sampoor Sam! When his parents take off for a trip to the moon, Sam is imprisoned by the wicked Hilda Hardbottom. He must find a way to escape, but how? Could his salvation come in the form of a small, splotchy alien? Maybeif that alien has the power of invisibility, and the inclination to share!
In these two delightfully silly stories of extreme magic, enticingly packaged in a flip-book format, resourceful kids rely on their sense and savvy to save the day.
Sally Gardner is an award-winning author. As a student, she was branded un-teachable and expelled from various schools, until she was eventually diagnosed at the age of twelve as being severely dyslexic. She is now an avid spokesperson for dyslexia. Dyslexia is like a Rubik s Cube, she says. It takes time to work out how to deal with it, but once you do, it can be the most wonderful gift. Sally Gardner lives in London.