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  • The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith

  • Quicksmiths, Book 1
  • By: Loris Owen
  • Narrated by: Nicolette Chin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins

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The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith

By: Loris Owen
Narrated by: Nicolette Chin
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"Extraordinary." (The Observer)

A Guardian Booksellers' Book of the Year

Chosen by Science Museum Group for the Gadgeteers STEM Summer Reading Challenge

Selected for the Schools Love Reading program

When Kip Bramley receives a cryptic invitation, delivered by a beetle-shaped drone that appears to be breathing, his world changes forever.

Soon he finds himself chasing riddles and solving puzzles set 400 years earlier by a mysterious genius. Kip, his new friends, and their furry sidekicks must stay one step ahead to find the Ark of Ideas. But dark forces are closing in and getting closer....

"Deeply hilarious, highly intelligent...." (Children's Books Ireland)

"A mind-blowing, puzzle-packed, epic adventure...such a fantastic book, packed with so many’s hard to sum it up in one sentence!" (Kieran Larwood)

"An ideal choice for whole class reading." (

As seen in: The Times, The Week Junior, WRD About Books

Waterstones five stars; Toppsta five stars; Amazon 4.8 stars

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This book is for you if you like:

  • Big Hero 6
  • Gravity Falls
  • Escape Room
  • Wonderscape
  • Strangeworlds Travel Agency
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Futurama
  • The City of Ember
  • Harry Potter
  • Doctor Who
  • Mortal Engines
  • Roblox inventing games
  • Puzzle video games
  • Point-and-click video games

Ten Riddles belongs on these bookshelves:

  • Science fantasy books for kids 8-12
  • Diverse books for kids 8-12
  • Action/adventure books for girls and boys
  • STEM fiction for girls and boys
  • Adventure suspense
  • Science magic
  • Middle-grade fantasy
  • Books for tweens
  • Books for crossover audiences
  • Books for reluctant readers
  • Class books
  • Books with plot twists
  • Riddles for kids
  • Puzzles for kids
©2020 Loris Owen (P)2022 Loris Owen

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