Someone's Been Messing With Reality

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Someone's Been Messing With Reality

John Hearne
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A hilarious sci-fi adventure for readers aged 8+

Young readers will be gripped by this quirky, original, mind-bending adventure story.

We love the sound of this laugh-out-loud, action-packed science fiction fantasy by Irish author John Hearne. Ideal for fans of Alastair Chisholm, Lorraine Gregory and Sam Copeland.


Martin’s parents have disappeared. Also, it turns out, they are aliens. Which makes Martin …? Then Martin and Tina discover enormous light-emitting eggs in an abandoned mine. It is clear they are not going to be hatching out anything cuddly. And so the kids try to blow them up. But instead of blowing up, huge killer insects hatch, and go on a mission to destroy all human life on earth. Oops. Having first rescued Martin’s parents, the kids steal a cop car and then an ambulance. Eventually they fly, using Martin’s power of telekinesis – someone really has been tinkering with reality – in thrilling pursuit of the killer insects. Martin and Tina’s friend Enda has assembled an extraordinary zapper that the children use to take down the evil insects, one by one by one out of the sky. And that is how these amazing kids actually, literally save the world.

John Hearne was born in Wexford in 1970. He worked as an economist in Dublin before changing direction and becoming freelance writer. He has ghostwritten and edited a range of best-selling books, while his journalism has appeared in numerous national and international newspapers and magazines. His first middle grade novel, The Very Dangerous Sisters of Indigo McCloud was published by Little Island in 2021.

Number of pages: 224
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 11th July 2024
Publisher: Little Island
ISBN: 9781915071484
Format: Paperback

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