A boy's spectacular and mystifying into-thin-air disappearance
from a sealed chamber high above London launches this determined and thoughtful
page-turner for middle-grade readers.
Deliberate and logical twelve year old Ted, a boy with Asperger's Syndrome,
narrates this fast-paced mystery. Ted loves order (he wears his school uniform
even on weekends) and is a vigilant recorder of events, big and small: He notes
the number of cereal bits he eats at breakfast, counts the minutes his cousin
spends aloft in the viewing capsule, and deciphers facial expressions by
matching them to rote arrangements of eyebrows and lips he's memorized. Ted's
mind is a place where each click of the clock is palpable and nature...
Beyond the Book
about the London Eye
The London Eye, the fantastic and graceful Millennium structure that
dominates the skyline of 21st century London, is as much a character in the
novel as Ted, his sister and the mystery.
- It took seven years and the skills of hundreds of people from five
countries to make the London Eye a reality.
- Since opening in 2000, The London Eye has welcomed an average of 3.5
million passengers every year, making it the UK's most popular visitor
- The height of the London Eye is 135m/147 yards (equivalent to 64 red
telephone boxes piled on top of each other) making it the fourth tallest
structure in London.
- Instead of being suspended under gravity,...