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- DescriptionWhen Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - and no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air?
- Author BiographySiobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. The London Eye Mystery was Siobhan's second novel and it has won the 2007 NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award. Her first novel, A Swift Pure Cry won the Branford Boase Award and the Eilis Dillon Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize. Siobhan's third astonishing but sadly posthumous book, Bog Child, will be published in February 2008.
- PrizesShortlisted for Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Older Readers 2008.
- Author(s)Siobhan Dowd
- PublisherRandom House Children's Publishers UK
- Date of Publication05/06/2008
- GenreChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintYearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
- Out-of-print date02/04/2010
- Content Noteno
- Weight228 g
- Width130 mm
- Height194 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Interest AgeFrom 9 from 9 to 11 To 11
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- padrick2521 Aug, 2011by
Chose to purchase after travelling on The London Eye !
Will be a super present for children after beig give a chance to ride on The London Eye with my family, the railway guard suggested that he had heard the was a book available.
- 199681585@delet...11 Apr, 2011by
The Benefits of Looking at Things Differently
Because no-one believes that someone can just vanish from a sealed pod on the London Eye, a brother and sister team gets to do their own investigation into their cousin’s disappearance. The ensuing tale subsequently involves an insight into learning difficulties (re ASD / Aspergers), an awareness of the benefits of looking at things differently, the possibilities of being distracted off course, an obsession with weather patterns and behaviour, and a brief experience and appreciation of biker culture. When this is combined with issues arising from mixed race relationships, racist bullying and responses, general exclusion and unhappiness in the school classroom, and some hugely positive arguments for diversity in many forms (for example Nerds plus Geeks equals Neeks, which then becomes shorthand for Unique), you therefore get a cleverly constructed children’s mystery, all set within a familiar London landscape. The fact that the children also go on to assist in the outcome, will provide a further boost to the esteem of younger readers, whilst the book may also provide encouragement and inspiration to parents of children with similar conditions. Overall, an enjoyable, and entertaining read for adults and children alike, with positive educational, constructive and enlightening themes throughout. Read full review
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