Author(s): Helen Cresswell
First in the super-funny classic series starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family - from best-loved author Helen Cresswell. Jack's fed up of living in the shadow of his brilliant siblings. He and his trusty dog Zero are completely ordinary while the rest of them are annoyingly gifted. So when Uncle Parker comes up with a plan to make Jack stand out, he's more than a little excited. Can he really get away with claiming to predict the future? And will the hare-brained scheme help Jack shine, or get him noticed for all the wrong reasons?
Helen Cresswell (1934-2005) started writing at the age of six. At that time her primary interest was poetry. As well as being the author of many critically acclaimed novels such as the LIZZIE DRIPPING series, MOONDIAL and THE BAGTHORPE SAGA, she wrote many television scripts, including adaptations of her own novels and other successful series such as THE DEMON HEADMASTER, and THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET. In 2000 she received a BAFTA Writer's Award, and four of her books, including The Piemakers and The Bongleweed were runners up for the Carnegie Medal.