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The Unvisibles

by Ian Whybrow

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Oliver Gasper, often in trouble at school, lives next door to Nicky Chew, who goes through life in a careful manner. Oliver and Nicky are opposites. When Oliver finds an old magazine containing the Indian rope trick invisibility spell, he can't wait to try it. To his surprise, the incantation actually works, and he disappears. He briefly enjoys causing chaos at school, but quickly learns that being unvisible has serious drawbacks.

The kids have "taken pains to avoid each other," but their lives collide unexpectedly when each confronts a crisis. Nicky is paralyzed by the thought that his mother might actually marry a man he loathes. Oliver, unexpectedly invisible and desperate to find the antidote, cannot search for it without drawing unwelcome attention to his nothingness. There are comic scenes in which the invisible boy pays back school bullies for past injustices. As the boys search for the missing magazine, they discover that the antique dealer has been smuggling liquor and doesn't take kindly to snoopers.
  antimuzak | Nov 1, 2009 |
When Oliver Gasper discoavers a way to turn himself invisble, he thinks he will have the time of his life. He soon realizes that being invisible is not always fun and games. Befriending seemingly ordinary Nicky he discovers that with a friend, anything is possible (including getting back at an evil man, riding a bike, and saving his family)
  prkcs | Feb 2, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 082341972X, Hardcover)

'I need you to help me. I can't get back.' Oliver Gasper has found an ancient magazine with a 'disappearing' formula in it. He's tried it...and it's worked! The problem is, somebody's stolen the magazine and Oliver can't remember the words he needs to get back again. And he's fast learning that being invisible isn't all it's cracked up to be. Fed up with being sat on in buses, and facing death just crossing the road, Oliver turns for help to Nicky Chew. Nicky has always made himself invisible by staying out of trouble and avoiding the attention of teachers but that doesn't mean he knows what to do now. Together they must track down the missing formula because if they don't Oliver may never be seen again...

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After twelve-year-old Oliver recites an ancient Indian magical spell and becomes invisible, he enlists the aid of his classmate, Nicky, and the two of them join forces to undo the damage as well as to help their families and themselves.

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