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Text © Ali Sparkes 2012

Illustrations © Ross Collins 2012

“SWITCH: Gecko Gladiator” was originally published in English in 2012. This edition is published by an arrangement with Oxford University Press.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Sparkes, Ali.

Gecko gladiator / by Ali Sparkes ; illustrated by Ross Collins.

pages cm. — (S.W.I.T.C.H. ; #12)

“Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2011.”

Summary: Twins Danny and Josh reveal to neighbor Petty Potts that they have been on a quest to find marbles containing secret code and soon find themselves—as geckos—in her new secret laboratory within the very pink Princessland.

ISBN 978–1–4677–2115–8 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)

ISBN 978–1–4677–2418–0 (eBook)

[1. Ciphers—Fiction. 2. Geckos—Fiction. 3. Brothers—Fiction.

4. Twins—Fiction. 5. Science fiction.] I. Collins, Ross, illustrator. II. Title.

PZ7.S73712Gec 2014



Manufactured in the United States of America

1 – SB – 12/31/13
eISBN: 978-1-4677-2418-0 (pdf)
eISBN: 978-1-4677-4026-5 (ePub)
eISBN: 978-1-4677-4025-8 (mobi)

To Jacob James Harley Stewart

(who keeps his socks on to read in bed)

With grateful thanks to
John Buckley and Tony Gent of
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
for their hot-blooded guidance on
S.W.I.T.C.H.'s cold-blooded reptile heroes


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