Lovable Lottie and The Shy Sheep

Lovable Lottie and The Shy Sheep

The Institute of Fantastical Inventions II: Magnetic Attraction

Where silliness is serious work!


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By Dave Leys Illustrator: Shane Ogilvie
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 264
Book Size 198 x 125 x 18 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 17 Oct 2019
Subject Classification Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

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For ages: 10+ years old

Leo McGuffin had the best job in the world. As Chief Technical Officer of the Institute of Fantastical inventions (IFI), he had one central mission - to take the wishes, the dreams, the fantasies of ordinary people and to make them come true. Leo’s latest clients were the Simpson Family. Their wish was simple - to create a harmonious family.While Leo and his boy genius assistant Edward are researching ways to help the Simpson family, pint sized Isabella Santo is hired to monitor the performance of the scientists, and the IFI is thrown into chaos.Can Leo and Edward save the IFI from robots? Will Edward find a way to get Isabella to notice him? And will Leo ever find the words to make things right with his favourite colleague, Dr Andrea Allsop?

Dave Leys lives in Sydney, Australia. He is able to read and walk at the same time, only occasionally bumping into parked cars. He wishes he knew more about science and is attempting to make that wish come true by studying the weird and wonderful world around him. In his job as a high school teacher of English, he gets to keep in touch with the wonderful sensibilities of young people and the marvellous possibilities of language. Magnetic Attraction is his second book and the much awaited sequel to The Institute of Fantastical Inventions.