'A great debut . . . you'll be itching to read more.' Anthony Horowitz
Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. This is Alex Rider with Geek-Power!
Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science - especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's decided to collect 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 is in serious danger . . .
A great debut... you'll be itching to read more'
Ruth Ware, Dolly Alderton, Simon Mayo, Mary Portas and more recall the most special books they have received as gifts, from treasured hand-me-downs to original editions. For more recommendations, try the Penguin Christmas gift guide.
From final draft to finished copies, to 'the end is nigh!' moment, in this diary Simon Mayo shares what it is really like to be a published author.