Itch (Hardcover)

The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter

By Simon Mayo

Splinter, 9781454905097, 425pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/5/2014)
Paperback (3/1/2012)
Hardcover (3/1/2012)

List Price: 16.95*
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Thrills. Danger. And world domination. Itch is as action-packed and suspenseful as a novel for young readers can get

Fourteen-year-old Itchingham Lofte, nicknamed Itch, has an unusual passion: collecting specimens of every element in the periodic table. So what if that means he's had a few ... mishaps? But when he gets his hands on a suspiciously warm rock made of a new, previously unknown element, things really begin to explode. Soon, a malevolent teacher, an evil-doing corporation, and a top-secret government agency are all after Itch. Can his science know-how keep him one step ahead of everyone...and help him stay alive? A 2013 Parents' Choice Award Winner: Silver Medal. Cover and jacket flap feature augmented reality animations via a free downloadable Itch app

About the Author

Simon Mayo is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio DJs. He works for BBC radio, and in 2008 he was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Itch is his first novel, and he's working on a sequel, Itch Rocks!, scheduled for 2014. Simon lives in England.

Praise For Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter

“A great debut. You'll be itching to read more!” —Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series “You'd have to work quite hard not to like Itchingham Lofte. . . amid the teenage intrigue and heart-in-mouth escapades there are sequin flashes of real science. . . the story [moves along] in a high-speed Hitchcockian manner...” —The Guardian