Author(s): Mayo, Simon,
Date of Publication: 25/10/2012,
Pagination: 432 pages,
Imprint: Corgi Childrens,
Published By: Random House Children's Publishers UK,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 9 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon.
Elements are his gadgets. All-action adventure perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Young Bond. Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science, especially chemistry.
He's also an element-hunter: he's collecting all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom. Then, Itch makes a discovery.
A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch and his family are catapulted into a breathless adventure with terrifyingly high stakes...
The debut novel from BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo.