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Sparkes, Ali 1966-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 313 publications in 5 languages and 9,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Paranormal fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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Publications about Ali Sparkes
Publications by Ali Sparkes
Most widely held works by Ali Sparkes
Frozen in time by Ali Sparkes( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
In present-day England, thirteen-year-old Ben and his twelve-year-old sister Rachel find two children who have been cryogenically frozen in a bomb shelter since 1956, and must prevent them from being discovered while helping them adjust to modern life
Spider stampede by Ali Sparkes( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
While seeking their lost dog, Piddle, twins Josh and Danny encounter their next-door neighbor, Petty Potts, a mad scientist whose SWITCH spray accidentally turns them into spiders
Fly frenzy by Ali Sparkes( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Mad scientist Petty Potts asks her neighbors, twins Josh and Danny, to help with her experiments and when her SWITCH spray turns them into flies, they are able to investigate the sabotage of their mother's garden
Grasshopper glitch by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
After accidentally drinking some of mad scientist Petty Pott's SWITCH potion while at school, twins Josh and Danny become grasshoppers and this time they may not change back without help
Ant attack by Ali Sparkes( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 366 libraries worldwide
During an unwelcome visit, neighbor Tarquin unwittingly uses SWITCH spray to turn twins Josh and Danny into ants, then sets out with a magnifying glass to fry some bugs
Crane fly crash by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 308 libraries worldwide
When their sister, Jenny, is accidentally turned into a crane fly by Petty Potts' SWITCH spray, twins Josh and Danny must transform themselves, as well, and rescue her before she burns her legs off
Beetle blast by Ali Sparkes( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 307 libraries worldwide
On a trip to a pond with a local nature group, twins Josh and Danny accidentally eat a muffin laced with Petty Potts' SWITCH spray and are transformed into very stinky beetles
Frog freak out! by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Twins Danny and Josh are having a miserable time at camp when mad scientist Petty Potts arrives, armed with her new AMPHISWITCH formula, just in time to get another camper out of trouble
Chameleon chaos by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Petty Potts, scientist extraordinaire, is losing her touch. The spray that's supposed to switch Josh and Danny into chameleons refuses to work. But the next day, at school, things get very weird. It looks like Petty's spray has worked after all, and it shows no sign of wearing off any time soon
Turtle terror by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Josh and Danny can't believe their luck when crazy scientist Petty Potts turns up on the same beach as them. It's the perfect chance to 'borrow' her new spray that switches humans into turtles. Soon the boys are having a great time, diving through the waves and slurping on jelly fish - until they swim into serious danger
Gecko gladiator by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Josh and Danny are stuck in Princess Land - a toy shop full of pink stuff and worse, actual girls! Before too long, the twins find themselves with the head of a lizard and the body of a boy. Then to make things worse they are dragged into a dangerous game of combat, brother against brother
Lizard loopy by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Josh and Danny can't wait to try out Petty Potts's crazy new spray that will turn them into lizards! Soon, they're making the most of their amazing speed and agility by whizzing up a tree. But in no time they're in deep doo-doo, surrounded by bird poo and in serious danger of being swallowed whole by two moody owls
Unleashed by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Teenage Lisa is one of the COLA, Children Of Limitless Ability. She has special powers that enable her to hear the dead talking, but she is under strict instructions not to act on her powers. However on a shopping trip to London, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping, and must act, even though this leads her into mortal danger. Suggested level: secondary
Running the risk by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Dax's fox instincts have never let him down before- he has to trust them. But before he can help Gideon and the others, he must first overcome his own rising panic and learn more about his shapshifting powers
Dark summer by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
In the summer holidays Eddie is fascinated by the Wookey Hole caves. He befriends the cave's ticket seller and soon is allowed to roam at will. One day he gets lost and as he panics, his hand is taken by a strange girl who guides him out. They become friends but Eddie begins to wonders if she is a ghost
Wishful thinking by Ali Sparkes( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 libraries worldwide
It's just a regular trip for Kevin, and he comes back with just the regular sorts of things. Some local fudge, a scented candle for his mum ... and his own personal god. It's Abandinus, a little known Celtic deity, who has suddenly found a new purpose in his eternal life - sorting out Kevin's ... Ages 9+
Going to ground by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
When Dax receives an urgent call, he knows he has to drop everything and race to the aid of his friends. But that's not as easy as it sounds. Strange things are happening - unbelievable occurrences that seem to be following Dax and his friends wherever they go. And that's not all that's after them ... Government agents are stalking their every move - tracking them down. The very people who are supposed to be protecting them seem to be the biggest threat. Who can they trust? Where should they run? Each of the friends must call upon their special powers to try to outwit their pursuers - but will these abilities spell the end for them all?
Alligator action by Ali Sparkes( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
When Petty Potts disappears, twins Danny and Josh search her secret laboratory and house, where they find an irresistible bottle of S.W.I.T.C.H. spray, and later they find themselves on a live television talk show
Anaconda adventure by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"Josh and Danny are at the zoo with Petty Potts to try out her latest SWITCH spray. This one will turn them into anacondas! But when Petty deserts them, the twins are in serious danger of being trapped with real anacondas. And they'll be a perfect snake snack when they turn back into boys again ... Luckily, an old friend is on hand to help. It's time to slither into action and launch a daring rescue mission!"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary
Newt nemesis by Ali Sparkes( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
At summer camp, twins Josh and Danny and their new friend, Charlie, still have frog's legs from when "camp counselor" Petty Potts sprayed them with her new AMPHISWITCH, but a second attempt to restore them turns them into newts, instead
 
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Alternative Names
Ali Sparkes British children's author
Ali Sparkes Brits schrijver
Sparkes, Alison 1966-
Sparks, Ali
스파크스, 알리
Languages
English (75)
French (12)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Polish (1)
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