The London Eye Mystery (2007)

Posted on: 06/09/11 BY admin

Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.

Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes – but where is Salim?

Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, to find the key to the mystery.

In Spring 2009. the Unicorn Theatre adapted The London Eye Mystery  for the stage. The story was adapted by Unicorn Artistic Associate Carl Miller, directed by Rosamunde Hutt and performed by the Unicorn ensemble and received a host of rave reviews.

“It’s delightful to see the Unicorn launch its spring season headliner with such a visible spring in its step. It’s hit a bull’s-eye with Carl Miller’s charming adaptation of the 2007 children’s book by Siobhan Dowd. No wonder the sassy production has such a Tigger-esque bounce.” The Evening Standard. March 2010

The London Eye Mystery is published in the UK and the US by David Fickling Books, an imprint of Random House.

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Foreign Editions:

The London Eye Mystery is available in the following translations:

French-Galliamard Jeunesse
Dutch- Unieboek
Indonesian- Gramedia Publishing
German- Carlsen Verlag
Greek- Aesop
Hungarian- People Team Publishing
Korean- Thinking and Feeling Publishing
Spanish- Editorial Editex
Italian- Uovonero Edizioni
Chinese- Gaotan Culture


Winner of the Rotherham Children’s Book Award 2009

Winner of the Bisto Irish Book of the Year Award 2008

Winner of the Redhouse Children’s Book Award 2008

Longlisted for The Carnegie medal 2008

Shortlisted for the 2008 Redbridge Children’s Book of the Year

Winner of The Southwark Schools Book Awards 2008

Winner of The Doncaster Book Award 2008

Winner of TES Special Educational Needs Children’s Book Award 2007

Winner of the 2008 Cybils Young Adult Bloggers Award for middle grade fiction

Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award 2009

Shortlisted for the 2008 Cheshire Schools Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2008 Lancashire School Library Service Fantastic Book Awards

Runner up in the 2008 Sefton Super Reads Award

Shortlisted for the 2008 Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

Winner of the 2008 Essex Book Awards

Shortlisted for the 2008 Brilliant Book Awards, Nottingham Schools

Shortlisted for the 2009 East Sussex Children’s Book Award

Chosen as Waterstone’s Book of the Month for June 2007 (ages 7 – 12)

Selected as one of the 12 books to be part of the ‘Booked Up’ scheme 2008 – 2009.

Featured in the US on Oprah’s ‘Must read’ list for 2008, on

Winner of The Salford Children’s Book Award 2009

Commended for The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2008

Winner of The Stockport Short Novel Award 2009

Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award 2009 in the 9-11 category

A 2008 Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice

A 2008 New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2008

A Spring 2008 Children’s Book Sense  Pick

A 2009 – 2010 Texas Lone Star Reading List Title

Booklist starred review

The Horn Book Magazine starred review

Kirkus Reviews starred review

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2008

Publishers Weekly starred review

School Library Journal starred review