St John Karp
The Pepperpots are dead — the world's most famous scientists have been poisoned by a radioactive duck. But even though Sam Ticky is little more than a tumbleweed from Oklahoma, he is convinced he is the Pepperpots' long-lost son.The Sun Star Radio Corporation starts a nationwide search for the missing "Radium Baby," but Sam runs into trouble when two other teenagers also claim the title. The Radio Corporation drags the three teens into a race around the world, in which Sam must fend off hornets the size of cats, a cannibal bishop obsessed with playing hide and seek, and an insane Texan robot manufacturer.But who is the real Radium Baby? And how many people will Sam hurt to find out?RADIUM BABY is a strange and exciting adventure about ambition, failure, and radioactive bath-water.
- Historical Fiction
- 12 and up
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