Kit is horrified to meet Juniper, a girl who's been brought up completely without smell prejudice - and who's very keen on sniffing his armpits! When an E-nose (the very latest in smell technology) is delivered to her house, Juniper tries it out - and the machine duplicates the actual people whose essences were in an old cabinet of smells, which once belonged to Dr Fell from Tudor times. Suddenly Kit and Juniper have on their hands a real gladiator, an evil doctor (whose nose keeps dropping off), a Pig Woman and a sad little boy smelling of violets. What is the doctor's evil plan - and how can the children defeat him?
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Susan Gates has written fiction for a very wide age range. Raider, for older readers, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award, and her younger novel, Beware The Killer Coat, won the Sheffield Children's Book Award. Susan lives in Co. Durham.From AudioFile:
As a young teen, Kit is concerned about smell and uses deodorant to make sure he doesn't "offend." But when he meets Juniper, who finds pleasure in ALL smells, his life changes forever. Susan Gates presents a very different perspective on smell for adolescents. Narrator Nigel Lambert is splendid as each character, and his Dr. Fell, with his sinister laugh, is awesome. Ancient and modern words, such as "poxy knave" and "craven coward," are perfectly recreated. Also clever is the old factory (or olfactory) where Juniper and her mother live. In addition to a unique story, listeners will encounter interesting history lessons and little-known facts about smell. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Tony Blundell (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141315156