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Sparkes, Ali 1966-

Overview
Works: 179 works in 399 publications in 6 languages and 10,386 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Spy stories  Fantasy fiction  Paranormal 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 )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 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 2014 in 3 languages and held by 473 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 )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 434 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 )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 385 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 )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 364 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 )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 302 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 )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 302 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
Running the risk by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 288 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
Frog freak out! by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Mad scientist Petty Potts just turned up at Josh and Danny's summer camp, as the new camp counsellor. And she just happens to be hiding some bottles of extraordinary serum inside her raincoat - that can turn them into amphibians. Josh and Danny vow to stay away from Petty's SWITCH formula, but when their new friend Charlie gets into trouble, they know there's only one thing for it - find Petty and get hopping!
Chameleon chaos by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 213 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 )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 212 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 )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 210 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 )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 208 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 )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 180 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
Finding the fox by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Dax Jones is an ordinary schoolboy ...until something extraordinary happens one day. Whilst frightened for his life, he inexplicably changes into a fox! Before long, both a government agent and an ambitious young journalist are on his tail. The agent tells him that he is one of several children with special powers and he's been offered a place at a secret government school where he can develop, and learn to control, these powers. If Dax accepts, on no account can he tell anybody, especially not the journalist. Dax jumps at the chance of attending the boarding school. His home life is unhappy and he would do anything to escape it. And when he gets to the school, he is amazed to find himself amongst kids with all sorts of talents, from the ability to levitate to the ability to move things using only the mind. Dax immediately feels at home. But first the journalist tracks him down. And then he begins to wonder who exactly is behind the school, and what they want from the pupils there. Suddenly Dax's fox senses are on high alert
Wishful thinking by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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+
Alligator action by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"Petty Potts has been kidnapped and it's up to Josh and Danny to find her. While investigating, the brothers come across Petty's best ever SWITCH spray. A special potion that can turn them into alligators!"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary
Dowsing the dead by Ali Sparkes( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
After dodging death once too often for his liking, Dax is looking forward to a quieter time - building a treehouse in the grounds and shifting to a fox or a falcon and exploring the countryside. But all is not well in the spirit world - strange messages are coming through and Dax, Gideon, Lisa and Mia must once again join forces. Could the messages be coming from Luke and Catherine, Gideon's dead brother and sister? Perhaps they're even still alive? In which case, they have to rescue Luke from Catherine's evil clutches - but is Dax really a match for her?
Anaconda adventure by Ali Sparkes( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 168 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 )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 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 (109)
French (12)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
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