The Talent Thief: An Extraordinary Tale of an Ordinary Boy

Macmillan Children's, 2006 - 327 páginas
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Wealthy orphans Adam and Cressida Bloom couldn't be less alike. Adam can't seem to help being exceedingly ordinary whereas Cressida, his glamorous sister, has a magnificent talent – when she sings, even the birds stop to listen. Then Cressida is invited to perform at Fortescue's festival of young talents and Adam tags along. But once the children arrive at the festival, in a mountain-top hotel, their terrific talents begin to mysteriously disappear. A piano virtuoso suddenly forgets how to play, a maths genius finds she can no longer multiply. There's a sinister shadow that only Adam ever sees, a strange glow emanating from behind closed doors . . .

With the help of an erratic ex-racing driver, dashing Amy Swift, Adam and Cressida rip-roar off through the mountains in Amy's shiny racing car, the Silver Swift. They are in perilous pursuit of the dastardly talent thief! But from a hair-raisingly close shave with an avalanche to crash landing a plane on a runway the size of a table, Adam never gives up. Perhaps he isn't as ordinary as he first thought!

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THE TALENT THIEF: An Extraordinary Tale of an Ordinary Boy

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The author of The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock (2008) again wastes a promising premise on a tale shot through with weak logic, wooden dialogue and inconsistent characterizations. Having ... Leer reseña completa

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Adam Bloom is a boy who thinks he has no talent. His sister, Cressida, an incredible singer, is invited to a talent festival. While there, the talent of the young performer is stolen by an odd looking ... Leer reseña completa

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Alex Williams has been a children's TV and film screenwriter for several years, including as lead writer on several well-known and popular series. In 2003 he won Best Writer Award in the children's BAFTAs. The Talent Thief is Alex's first novel.

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