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Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine Award-winning author/illustrator

by Anna Kemp (author) and Alex T. Smith (illustrator)

Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product Description

When Frankie Blewitt brings home yet another F-for-failure school report, it’s the last straw for his fussy parents, who decide to pack him off to boarding school. At first Frankie is relieved to be away from his horrible family. But then he discovers that something really weird is going on at Crammer Grammar! The sinister headmaster, Dr Gore, plans to turn all the students into robot-like boffins using his dastardly new invention, the brain-drain machine! With the help of his new schoolmates, a crazy French nanny and a poodle named Colette, can Frankie save the day?

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781847389367

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

Date published

January 6th, 2011

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 5.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Alex T. Smith

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Alex T. Smith was born in 1985 and has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil.

After considering several career options (space traveler, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five – a children’s books illustrator.

Alex graduated with a 1st Class Hons degree in Illustration and, having won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in his final year, began working on his first commission as he put his degree show up!

Since then Alex has gone on to write and illustrate his own books – many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on CBeebies, as well as illustrating books for several different authors.

Alex is also the creator of the CLAUDE series for early readers. CLAUDE in the City was selected for the Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club 2011 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2012.

When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions – two very tiny, very naughty chihuahuas (Coco and Mr. Bongo) and an ancient and very bossy Yorkshire Terrier, Lucy Locket.

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  1. Gruffalo 113679

    alibaba4
    on 7 March 2014

    Brain drain machine!!good book!

    5out of 5
  2. Fairy thumb 11

    siny79
    on 30 June 2012

    It was really spectacular. I couldn’t believe my eyes. When I red it, my eyelashes grew of amasement that I red it nearly 5 times! It was about a boy, who was really generous and he tried to impress his parents, but they were never, NEVER happy with him. The thing that impressed me most was that he always gets into trouble and he had a lot of crasy adventres. I’m gonna rate it 5 stars becuase I hate reading, but when I red this book I always tell my mum to buy me books.

    5out of 5