Book Summary:

Driven by family tragedy, twelve-year-old Oswald Spoon invents a material that bends light rendering the wearer of a suit made of it invisible. Only all his hard work becomes an invitation to a world of trouble and pain.

Will he ever find the answer to the one question that has nearly destroyed him and his family?

This Upper Middle Grade mystery adventure is filled with intrigue and laugh out loud humor. Fall in love Oswald and his friends in this action-packed, nail-biting, twisty-turny, hits-you-right-in-the-heart, just can’t put it down read.

Joy’s Review:

What 12 year year old wouldn’t like to have the ability to become invisible? Oswald Spoon does just that by making an invisibility suit in this novel written by homeschool mom D.L. Perching. Included in this book of intrigue is humor and quick wit by the main character and his friends as they try to discover what happened to Oswald’s brother Ewan. It is a great read that includes great moments of friendship and being yourself, despite individual differences. These friends pull together as a team to try to make a difference in the great cause of modern slavery.

This would be a great book for middle school students who love a good mystery. The humor D.L. Perching injects into the storyline makes for a very readable tale. This is the author’s first book and I hope that there are many books more to follow! If you would like to learn more about D.L. Perching, take a look at our author’s review with this very talented writer.


    • Age Range: 7 and up
    • Paperback: 145 pages
    • Publisher: D.L. Perching; 1 edition (November 8, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01N3LFTS8
    • File Size: 1293 KB


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INTERACTIVE RESOURCES FOR “Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility by D.L. Perching”


Writing prompt: What would you do if you had the ability to become invisible? Is there somewhere, in particular, you would want to go and be unnoticed? 

Writing Prompt provided by Time4Writing, one of the foremost resources for homeschool writing courses.


Interactive Spelling Games for “Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility by D.L. Perching”

Alphabetize Arrange the words in alphabetical order.
Hang Mouse Complete each word by filling in the letters one at a time.
Missing Letter Figure out which letter is missing from each word.
Test-N-Teach Practice spelling words and hear them used in sentences.
Word Unscramble Rearrange the letters to correctly spell the words on the list.

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