Mike Nicholson



Fergus had looked at fireworks at a neighbor’s bonfire party, and remembered liking the instructions: “light blue touch-paper and stand well back.” It was the same with Murdo, his friend. To activate him, you just had to put a small idea in his head and then get out of the way.

Fergus can’t believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backward. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo, and a second mystery comes to light—all around the neighborhood, cats are missing.

This book is the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2005. Sharply and wittily observed, it’s a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected allies and cat surveillance.

Ages 9 and over.

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