Author(s): Tim Lott
It was the 13th of September, 13 days after my 13th birthday, when I first learned how to be invisible. Strato Nyman couldn't be more of an odd-one-out. He's the only black kid in Hedgecombe-upon-Dray, he knows more about particle physics than his teacher, and he's constantly picked on by school bully Lloyd Archibald Turnbull. It's only at home that he blends in to the background - his parents are too busy arguing to notice he exists. But one day, Strato picks up a dusty old book in a mysterious bookshop and learns how to become invisible. He soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem...and realizes standing out isn't so bad after all. A fearless, witty and constantly surprising novel told by a truly unique protagonist. It deals with the issues surrounding bullying, self-esteem, racism and divorce. Tim Lott is an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction.
"A new and exciting voice in children's literature" (Praise for Fearless in The Times.)"
Tim Lott has written many books for adults including White City Blue (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award), Rumours of a Hurricane (shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award), The Love Secrets of Don Juan, The Seymour Tapes and The Scent of Dried Roses (winner of the J. R. Ackerley Prize). Fearless (9781406308624) is his first novel for childre and was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2007. Tim lives in North London, NW10, with his partner and four daughters.