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  • Published: 7 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781849410168
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Electric Telepath


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A vivid historical novel about a boy torn between his love of science and his family's religious creeds.

Elijah longs to be a scientist, to follow in the footsteps of his heroes. But as a member of the Horebite church such dreams will never be possible. Instructed by his father and his church to listen for The Still, Small Voice that will inform his life, Elijah finds himself trapped between a modern world and an ancient belief system; until the discovery of his hidden scientific apparatus brings these two worlds together with unexpected results . . .

  • Pub date: 7 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781849410168
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jan Mark

Jan Mark was born in Welwyn, Herts in 1943. She grew up in Ashford, Kent and attended Canterbury College of Art. She taught in a secondary school in Gravesend for six years, before becoming a full-time writer. Her book THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THERE was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Children's Award. She won the Carnegie Medal twice, for THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGS and HANDLES, and was a regular reviewer for the Guardian.

She sadly died suddenly in January 2006; a huge loss to the world of children's books.

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