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Leonora Bolt: Deep Sea Calamity

Written by Lucy Brandt

Illustrated by Gladys Jose

Part of the Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor Series

Key Stage 1 Adventure Stories Funny Science Fiction Science

LoveReading View on Leonora Bolt: Deep Sea Calamity

A wonderfully entertaining new adventure for the little inventor with the big imagination

The adventure that began in Leonora Bolt Secret Inventor continues in this gadget-filled new episode.

Ace junior-inventor Leonora is in hiding from her wicked Uncle Luther who is holding her parents hostage somewhere in the ocean. Hiding is tricky for a girl who likes nothing better than launching sub-aquatic vehicles from trees, but her immediate challenge is school – she’s never been before. She doesn’t even make it to lunch before she’s accidentally set up the activation of her Sonic Headteacher Demobilizer, but maybe that’s just as well as a suspicious looking ‘teacher’ turns up on her trail.

It’s time to set off in her specially-built submarine on the trail of her parents. This is just the start of another exciting adventure, packed with fun, thrills and gadgets galore. There are all sorts of surprises along the way – for Leonora as well as for readers – and it all makes for hugely entertaining and thoroughly inventive reading.

Andrea Reece

Leonora Bolt: Deep Sea Calamity Synopsis

The second laugh-out-loud adventure for Leonora Bolt, Secret Inventor.

Leonora isn't supposed to be building a submarine in a tree. Or turning the local wildlife luminous. In fact, she is supposed to be keeping her head down and drawing no attention - because Leonora Bolt is an inventor in secret. But she can't stop thinking of the clues she found to her missing parents' location. So, deep in hiding in Snorebury, desperately trying to avoid being discovered by her evil uncle, Leonora is hatching a plan. So what if involves launching a homemade submarine into the middle of the ocean, accompanied only by a couple of friends and an otter with particularly sensitive whiskers?

For when disaster strikes, Leonora's wackiest plan might just be her most brilliant yet.

Leonora Bolt: Deep Sea Calamity Press Reviews

'Fizzing with fun, friendship and fabulous inventions!' - Maria Kuzniar, The Ship of Shadows

‘A hilariously silly adventure’ The Guardian

‘A joyous story about a young inventor who has […] considerable brain-power’ The I

‘A wacky adventure’ Book Trust

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241436790
Publication date: 23rd June 2022
Author: Lucy Brandt
Illustrator: Gladys Jose
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Adventure Stories, Funny, Science Fiction, Science

About Lucy Brandt

Lucy Brandt is a mum of two young kids and lives and works in Brighton. She has worked for nearly twenty years in a variety of traditional and digital marketing roles, largely specialising in technology - she has poured her technological knowledge into the inventions she created for her debut novel Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor. Check her out on Instgram @letlucyb

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