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Colin Davies

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Why would Pi stop Dye Ameter walking more than three times round the table? And why would Mr Ameter do what Pi told him? Ben Small is good at English but rubbish at Mathematics. Branded a cheat by the headmaster of Cottomwall Grammar School because of the inconsistencies in his test results Ben feels he has no choice but to run away. Due to the storm he beds down for the night in the science lab of his school where, quite by chance, he meets a talking snake called Adder. Hearing Ben's story Adder asks Ben to come with him to Mathamagical, the city of Maths to help them solve an English problem and stop a war with the Advancing Alphas. Join Ben and Adder as they journey across the mathematical landscapes in their quest to save the numbers


Family, Adventure, Children's,Action,Adventure,Children's

Short Summary

A child wrongly accussed of cheating runs away from home and meets a talking snake. The pair go on an adventure in another world to save the distruction of Number at the hands of Letters.

Ben uses his abilty to think about the situalation to prove that everything had just been a big misunderstanding.


Cottomwall (fictional town) England and the Lands of Mathamagical

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ben Small

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Underdog,Adventurous,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Adder

Age: Unknown

Gender: Other

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Educated, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Flexible, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Heroic,Funny,Faithful,Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Pi



Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

A fun adventure that teaches children about miscommunication, friendship and mathematics. Fun Characters that children already love. Has been described as on par with 'The Magic Toll Booth' Original characters with great marketing potential. Fantastic branding opportunity with 'Back to School' products. Part of a franchise.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Word Rabbit Books

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available