Published: 28/09/2014
ISBN: 9781783065332
eISBN: 9781784627133
Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Querulous Effect
by Arkay Jones

Enthusiastic young assistant to help with top secret experiments
Must like animals – and insects
Must be fast worker and team player

When Jay, on holiday in 'boring' Frimpton, sees an advertisement seeking a young assistant to help with 'top secret experiments', he could never have guessed that it will lead him on a quest that will take him from rural England to deep within the Arctic Circle.

Along the way, Jay meets Professor Theobald Ricardo and makes new friends, the studious Tim and Ella with her faithful terrier, Chip. Together, the three children encounter a range of engaging characters and face many exciting and scary experiences. As problems mount from the Professor’s secret experiments they leave the safety of England in an attempt to solve the mystery of the Querulous Effect.

Written in the style and spirit of a classic children’s adventure, the book also examines the challenges and dangers of cutting-edge bio-science and its interaction with global ecosystems. The Querulous Effect will entertain, amuse and absorb children from the age of nine upwards, whilst stimulating their interest in the world around them.

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A delightful adventure story

A terrific read for both boys and girls - a bit of mystery and excitement, just enough educational fact and all held together with good old fashioned values.

by Ivan Blumenthal, KIndle Edn


It is really good and even though there's no pictures it is a fantastic imagination mind picturing story that anyone could love and after explaining words from someone it's completely mind blogging!

by Sarah Bick

the querulous effect is so good. My grandmas partner got it for me and I cant stop reading it. I hope there's a sequel.

by Adam


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