Book Details


Format

Paperback

Author

John McNally

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

26th February 2015

ISBN

9780007521616

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The Sons of Scarlatti

John McNally


Lovereading - -Year 5 (age 9-10)

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Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc.  Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'An exciting, different and page-turning story.  If you like adventures with a difference you will absolutely love this!'
  • Tilly Dickinson, age 9 - 'Finn accidentally gets caught up in a mission to track down the Scarletti, a wasp which is also a bio weapon.  Four people, 9mm tall and only four days to save mankind.'
  • Dylan Sweet, age 10 - 'This brilliant book is an amazing story about a boy named Finn and his awesome adventure...start reading this fantastic book and I’ll promise you’ll enjoy it.'
  • Alice East, age 9 - 'This was a fantastic book because it was jam packed with lots of action and adventure.  As well as being an exciting read it also made me laugh out loud.'
  • Rohan Delamere, age 8 - 'A giant uber-wasp gets attacked by a military team and Finn aged 12 is caught up in the cross-fire!'
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'Infinity Drake is an ordinary boy who has an extraordinary adventure. There are mutant, flesh eating wasps, villains and lots of weapons which is a lot to face when you're only 9mm tall.'
  • Katie Johnson, age 10 - 'Definitely a book for boys!  Full of action and military detail.'
  • Alex Faulkner, age 9 - 'A confusing book that was hard to understand what was happening.'
  • Robert White, age 10 - 'This book is full of action and whacky science fiction style ideas.  However, I found the story really difficult to follow and didn’t really enjoy reading it.' 

Synopsis

The Sons of Scarlatti by John McNally

Infinity Drake - aka Finn - is off on holiday with his mad scientist uncle when they are summoned to a crisis meeting. Scarlatti, a lethal bio-weapon - an ber-wasp killing machine - has been released by a pitiless villain with incalculable consequences for mankind. UNLESS Uncle Al can shrink a military team to track down and kill the beast. But then disaster strikes - sabotage! Finn gets shrunk to 9mm and has to jump in a tiny Apache helicopter with three soldiers in a desperate race to destroy the beast that's out there, very angry and many times their size...


Reviews

Funny, thrilling, brain-punchingly good. Derek Landy

Anyone who loves science and adventure would love this book, it has a great mix of complication and humor. Tilly, Lovereading4Kids

This was a fantastic book because it was jam packed with lots of action and adventure. As well as being an exciting read it also made me laugh out loud. Alice, Lovereading4Kids




About The Author

John McNally is a screenwriter who's worked with Aardman, Sony and the BBC. Infinity Drake is his first novel and was written for his children (who, of course, knew nothing about it). Once it sold to a publisher he finally showed it to his kids. Luckily, they liked it, and now millions of others will too...


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