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Sabotage on the Solar Express: Adventures on Trains 5

by M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

Paperback $16.99

$16.99

Sabotage on the Solar Express: Adventures on Trains 5

by M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

Paperback $16.99

$16.99

$16.99

Ride into danger with Hal and Uncle Nat on the fifth breathtaking Adventures on Trains Mystery, Sabotage on the Solar Express, from bestselling award-winners M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Perfect for readers of 8 to 12 and brilliantly illustrated in black and white throughout by Elisa Paganelli.

Billionaire train enthusiast August Reza has invited Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat to travel on the maiden voyage of the winning design of his Reza’s Rocket competition. Australian child genius Boaz won with his hybrid locomotive, driven by hydrogen fuel cells and solar power. But during the journey from Alice Springs to Darwin, someone onboard sabotages the train, hurtling passengers into a heart-stopping thrill-ride across the Australian Outback. Can Hal find the saboteur and stop the runaway train before disaster strikes?

Praise for the Series:

'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' - Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' - David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' - David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet

'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet.' - The Times on Murder on the Safari Star

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529072655
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 22/02/2022
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Transport (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $16.99

Ride into danger with Hal and Uncle Nat on the fifth breathtaking Adventures on Trains Mystery, Sabotage on the Solar Express, from bestselling award-winners M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Perfect for readers of 8 to 12 and brilliantly illustrated in black and white throughout by Elisa Paganelli.

Billionaire train enthusiast August Reza has invited Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat to travel on the maiden voyage of the winning design of his Reza’s Rocket competition. Australian child genius Boaz won with his hybrid locomotive, driven by hydrogen fuel cells and solar power. But during the journey from Alice Springs to Darwin, someone onboard sabotages the train, hurtling passengers into a heart-stopping thrill-ride across the Australian Outback. Can Hal find the saboteur and stop the runaway train before disaster strikes?

Praise for the Series:

'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' - Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' - David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' - David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet

'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet.' - The Times on Murder on the Safari Star

Author Information

M.G. Leonard has made up stories since she was a girl, but back then adults called them lies or tall tales and she didn’t write them down. As a grown up, her favourite things to create stories about are beetles, birds, and trains. Her books have been translated into over forty languages and won many awards. She is the vice president of the insect charity Buglife, and a founding author of Authors4Oceans. She lives in Brighton with her husband, two sons, a fat cat called Kasper, a dog called Nell, and a variety of exotic beetles.

Sam Sedgman is a bestselling author and presenter. Before writing stories for children, he worked as a playwright, journalist, and digital producer, and founded a company making murder mystery treasure hunts for adventurous Londoners. Written with his friend, M. G. Leonard, The Highland Falcon Thief was Sam’s first book for young readers. A lifelong fan of puzzles, games, and detective fiction, he grew up with a railway at the bottom of his garden and has been mad about trains ever since. He lives in London.

Elisa Paganelli was born in Italy and since childhood, hasn't been able to resist the smell of paper and pencils. She graduated from the European Institute of Design in Turn and worked in advertising, as well as running an award-winning design shop and studio. She now collaborates as a freelance designer with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world, including designing and illustrating The House With Chicken Legs (Usborne) and the Travels of Ermine series (Usborne).

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