Authors: Ali Sparkes
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Text Â© Ali Sparkes 2012
Illustrations Â© 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
Gecko gladiator / by Ali Sparkes ; illustrated by Ross Collins.
pages cm. â (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 themselvesâas geckosâin her new secret laboratory within the very pink Princessland.
ISBN 978â1â4677â2115â8 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN 978â1â4677â2418â0 (eBook)
[1. CiphersâFiction. 2. GeckosâFiction. 3. BrothersâFiction.
4. TwinsâFiction. 5. Science fiction.] I. Collins, Ross, illustrator. II. Title.
Manufactured in the United States of America
1 â SB â 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
“Do you think she's dead?”
Danny, wobbling on Josh's shoulders, peered through the dusty window into Petty Potts's front room. He didn't answer his twin brother but pressed his nose up hard against the glass, trying to see past the grimy net curtains and figure out whether the large blue shape on the sofa was moving.