Never Odd or Even

US Edition

"I’m at that special age: 12. It is one of my favourite numbers in the whole universe. In fact, it’s my perfect number. 12 isn’t just the sum of 10 (the base of our whole amazing number system) and 2 (the only even prime number in the cosmos) but it’s the first number with 1, 2, 3 and 4 as
factors. I reckon that’s so cool."

Eliot thinks outside the box. He can’t help it. Numbers are his thing – and letters, too. So when the biggest mystery that struck his school in the history of the world needs to be solved, Eliot is the one to call on. Can you solve the mystery and find out who did it – before Eliot does? This time the solution isn’t in the real world (the ‘real’ world of the story). Instead it’s inside the book itself
– locked away in a series of puzzles. Can you find the clues, solve the puzzles and find the

John Townsend

John Townsend was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and discovered his enchantment with books at an early age. As a child, he wrote mini-dramas, silly poems and stories to tell the cat. Whether or not the cat wanted to hear them is another matter!

His love of hiking and the outdoors led him to
become a geography teacher in Gloucestershire, writing pantomimes and plays for the annual drama productions. His first publication was inspired by his rusty old Morris Minor and, 200 books later, he is now a full-time writer.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Listing in IBPA School Librarian Catalogues
  • children's general book club promotions and social media sites
  • Presentation at ALA national meeting 2018
  • Promoitons to At Home educators lists, book clubs and blogs