When Flo’s engineer mum creates a device that will make her image appear in her videogames, Flo can’t wait to use it! Ignoring her mum’s warnings that it’s not ready, Flo accidentally transports herself into the game, along with her not-so-keen-on-videogames-and-wishing-he’d-stayed-home best friend Max. Immersed in the world of Star Smasher, they not only have to face armies of soldiers, but also the very real possibility that there may not be a way out…
Having successfully battled spaceships, Max and Flo are excited to return home. But when they wake up, they’re in Max’s favourite game, Blocktopia. The friends are accepted into a city, where they are protected from the dangerous monsters that attack daily. Max is in his element – creating increasingly elaborate buildings – but Flo just wants to go home. Then she uncovers a secret. A secret which might just be the key to escaping the game…
Look out for more virtual adventures from Flo and Max coming 2020!
Tom Nicoll is an award-winning writer of funny books for children, including the There's a Dragon in my... series and Boyband of the Apocalypse, which won the Stockton Children's Book of the Year 2019. He is also an avid, though arguably not-very-good, gamer and has written a video-game based series for younger readers called Level Up!
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He lives just outside Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters. He also likes playing videogames badly.
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Do you draw the pictures in your books is a question I'm asked all the time when I'm visiting schools. "Yes," I tell them. "And I edit them myself and print all the pages out and glue them together." Sometimes though, I tell them the truth about the awesome illustrators who have helped bring all my books to life. But only sometimes. It's their own fault for being so talented.
Here are all the books I've written.
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