Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful. The ultimate Valentine gift for lovers the world over!
A heartwarming tale of friendship and adventure.
Once a sound is made it does not simply disappear, as most people think. It becomes a stray sound, floating through the atmosphere before popping up in a variety of places, usually with alarming consequences. Since Chloe banged her head she's been seeing strange coloured clouds, which happen to be stray sounds. She's also met the Sound Catcher, whose job it is to gather up stray sounds so that they can't go round scaring people. At first Chloe finds it exciting. But things take a turn for the worse when she hears the stray sound of a mystery voice planning something diabolical. It soon becomes apparent that the crime of the century is about to be committed...the theft of the Crown Jewels. And to stop it happening Chloe and the Sound Catcher will have to pit their wits against Locksmith Larry, a criminal mastermind. But how can a twelve year old girl and the Sound Catcher, who no one but Chloe knows exists, possibly succeed in catching Locksmith Larry when every police force in the country has failed?
A light-hearted and whimsical adventure, The Sound Catcher is the new release from children’s author Graham Garrity and a quick glance at the cover should tell you what sort of fun you are in for! It’s one of those books that could have gone horribly wrong, or become insufferably twee with a dependence on age old tropes, but with a highly imaginative and lively narrative Garrity delivers a story that’s imbued with a heady sense of adventure and satisfyingly contemporary twists. It certainly makes for an original read and one which quickly gathers momentum as Chloe and her extraordinary new friend find themselves in a battle of wits against Locksmith Larry. With a plot that’s refreshingly devoid of extraneous complexity, Garrity works his magic through delightful illustrations, adroit dialogue and well-crafted personas, which whilst purposefully strange quickly encourage an overwhelming sense of familiarity that makes his characters wholly endearing.
Ostensibly a story about friendship, The Sound Catcher proves a worthwhile and ultimately satisfying read that deserves to be discovered and treasured. It is highly recommended.
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The Sound Catcher
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