schoolboy Jamie Webb is one of the youngest authors to see his name
on the front cover of a published book.
11-year-old penned The Inventors with his older half-brother, writer
Alexander Gordon Smith, and came up with many of the ideas for the
had quite a few late nights working on the tale - which hit the
book shelves in April 2007.
the story was finished Jamie's mum made him go to bed early for
a week to catch up on all the sleep he missed!
out more about Jamie Webb here
who's 11, reveals what she thinks of The Inventors.
would definitely recommend this book! It's really exiting. When
you finish a chapter you just want to carry on reading!
book, as the name suggests, is about two young inventors called
Nate and Cat.
are school friends who have loved inventing gadgets ever since they
were babies and their unusual hobby keeps getting them into trouble.
book begins with Nate’s failed attempt to build a device to help
humans get dressed.
ends up wrecking his bedroom and pulling down the plaster from the
walls. His dad was so cross that no words could come out of his
favourite part was when Nate and Cat made cakes that contained a
mixture that turned you blue when you ate them.
tried to give them to the school bully but the head teacher confiscated
them and ate them himself not realising that his face would turn
blue overnight! That served him right! But that was just the funny
after the blue cake disaster, the real adventure and mystery starts.
and Cat find themselves in the middle of a plot hatched by a completely
evil and bonkers inventor named Ebenezer Lucian Saint.
and Cat have to try and save the world accompanied by a malfunctioning
robot who has no social graces.
not going to tell you any more, you’ll have to read this great adventure
for yourself to find out what happens in the end.
book is one of the best I’ve ever read. I just can’t believe that
an 11-year-old and someone who says he is rubbish at inventing could
help create such a fantastic story!
The Inventors is published by Faber And Faber and
is suitable for children aged 10 and above.