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Guy Bass, Alessia Trunfio

From Shelf: The BA Christmas Catalogue.

When the humans arrive on Somewhere 513, they discover that the robots sent to prepare the planet for humans want to keep it. One robot, K1-NG, remains loyal but it's a futile battle. Ten years on, Gnat and her sister Paige are the only humans left. Needing help, they go in search of K1-NG, but the once mighty robot isn't keen to be found...

The year was Something Something. Humans had spread like peanut butter across the galaxy, looking for new planets to call Somewhere. One of those planets was Somewhere Five One Three. When the humans arrive on Somewhere 513, they discover that the robots sent to prepare the planet for Humanity's arrival have chosen to keep it for themselves. Only one robot remains loyal - K1-NG, aka King of the Robots. But even with the most powerful robot on their side, the outlawed humans don't stand a chance. Ten years on, Gnat and her sister Paige are the only humans left and have spent their lives hidden underground. Now they must venture out in search of the one robot that stood by the humans. There's just one problem - the once mighty K1-NG has vowed never to help another human for as long as he lives... The first in a hugely original and entertaining new trilogy for middle grade readers from the award-winning author of STITCH HEAD. For fans of Maz Evans and Thomas Taylor.

SCRAP is a BooksForTopics Recommended Read for Year 5 2024.


'An exciting story set in an imagined future that will appeal to young sci-fi fans.' Books for Keeps

'Pacy and exciting' Get Kids into Books

'Fast-paced and action-packed... [with] some fabulous puns and wordplay... Perfect for confident readers in Year 4 upwards.' Jacqui Sydney

'This book explores what it is to be human, a good friend and loyal, all wrapped up in an action-packed plot and full of humour...Fantastic.' BookTrust

'A sci-fi adventure packed with empathy, humour and a cast of brilliant characters that we think young readers will really love. Heart-warming and hugely entertaining, it's also the first in a trilogy and we can't wait to see where the story goes next.' Parrot Street Book Club

'Shot through with humour, interspersed with illustrations that could be stills from a film, and brim-full of action, this is a story that zings off the page.' Books for Topics

'Guy Bass has created the most wonderful book in SCRAP with strong characters, an emotional storyline, fast-paced action and a fantastic concept. Readers of all ages will get lost in the pages of Scrap. The promise of a sequel is much welcomed as once opened, readers will definitely want more. Illustrations by Alessia Trunfio help bring each character to life too. A must read!' ReadingZone

'It's a delight of fun, adventure and baddies. The story skips along seamlessly, and your heart is captured by a robot with a speech impediment.' Coral Rumble, author

'Scrap just gets better and better as you go. There's some killer. 'NO WAY!' Twists, some heart wrenching moments and plenty of exciting action sequences - with tons of humour woven throughout... Highly recommended!' M.J Sullivan, author of Game Over: Rise of the Raid Mob

'An inventive robot world with a fab, high stakes story and a core message about friendship and self-worth. Scrap is so brilliantly original and thought out - funny and surprisingly moving - and the characters are pure joy.' Rachel Delahaye, author of Mort the Meek

'Full of peril, adventure, danger and working together with unlikely friends, readers will be on the edge of their seats throughout. It was heart-racing at times and I was constantly waiting for the next bit of trouble for Paige, Gnat and Scrap. An epic class read, children will not want to miss a single day of school while this is being read! Loved it and can't wait to recommend it further!' Erin Hamilton, My Shelves are Full

'Imagine if robots took over the planet! That's exactly what award-winning author Guy Bass does in the first book of an exhilarating and original new trilogy which explores the topical issue of Artificial Intelligence with humour, creativity and lots of dynamic action.' Lancashire Post

'Epic chase scenes, robot battles, and bounty hunters make for a thrilling read and certainly had me gripped. Throw in an upgrade-obsessed robot society where humans are outlawed and you really have everything you need in a book.' Library Girl and Book Boy

Paperback / softback
Little Tiger Press Group
Published Date:
198mm x 129mm
Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

RRP: £7.99

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9781788955973

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