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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

The Astounding Broccoli Boy Author Frank Cottrell Boyce
ISBN-10 9780230766372
Release 2015-03-26
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Rory Roose likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared . . . Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen . . . But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be . . .



Framed

Framed Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce
ISBN-10 9780330463423
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 320
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The perfect crime - it's a work of art, in Frank Cottrell Boyce's ingenious story, Framed. Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. And that means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod - what car they drive, what they're called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious convoy of lorries trundles up the misty mountainside towards an old, disused mine, even Dylan is confounded. Who are these people - and what have they got to hide? A story inspired by a press cutting describing how, during World War II, the treasured contents of London's National Gallery were stored in Welsh slate mines. Once a month, a morale-boosting masterpiece would be unveiled in the village and then returned to London for viewing. This is a funny and touching exploration of how art - its beauty and its value - touches the life of one little boy and his big family in a very small town. This edition of Framed includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton.



Cosmic

Cosmic Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce
ISBN-10 9780330509329
Release 2009-07-03
Pages 336
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It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic. Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up. This edition of Cosmic includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton.



Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time Author Frank Cottrell Boyce
ISBN-10 9780230765986
Release 2012-09-27
Pages 240
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time is the second book in the delightful sequel series by Frank Cottrell Boyce, that began with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again. Featuring black and white illustrations by Joe Berger, this magical story charts the adventures of the Tooting family and their very special car. Uh-oh! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is stuck in reverse. And Little Harry's pressed a button that means Chitty is reversing through time - with the Tootings aboard. When they finally come to a stop, it's at the feet of a very hungry-looking T-rex. How are the Tootings - and Chitty - going to get out of this one? More fun, fast, feel-good adventure with the world's greatest car . . . driven by the world's most hapless family.



Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce
ISBN-10 9781447208471
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 224
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Packed with fun illustrations by Joe Berger, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again is the hilarious sequel to Ian Fleming's much loved children's classic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the author of the Carnegie Medal-winning Millions. When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary flying car - and it wants to be back on the road again . . . fast! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull the handbrake as hard as they like, but their camper van now has a mind of her own. It's not long before they're hurtling along on a turbocharged chase as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork. But there are sinister forces at work too. When it comes to a car as special as Chitty, everybody wants a piece of her . . .



Millions

Millions Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce
ISBN-10 9780330463461
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 256
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Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure! Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace - what would you choose? This edition of the Carnegie Medal-winning Millions includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and inside and cover illustrations by Steven Lenton.



Sputnik s Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik s Guide to Life on Earth Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce
ISBN-10 9781509804467
Release 2016-04-07
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The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise. But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people: 'Anyone can do it, it's just that people don't read the instructions properly'; and a toy lightsaber that entertains guests at a children's party, until one of them is nearly decapitated by it - and Prez is going to have to use his voice to explain himself. It turns out that Sputnik is writing a guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, and he takes Prez on a journey to discover just those ten things. Each adventure seems to take Prez nearer to the heart of the family he is being fostered by. But they also take him closer to the day that he is due to leave them forever . . .



Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon Author Frank Cottrell Boyce
ISBN-10 9780230766402
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 240
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The Tootings meet Ian Fleming's original eccentric family, the Potts, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Carnegie Medal-winning author, Frank Cottrell Boyce and illustrated by Joe Berger. The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody's stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that's not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry's been kidnapped by whoever nicked their magical car. There's only one solution. The Tootings must find the Potts - the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action . . .



Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot Author Frank Cottrell Boyce
ISBN-10 1509851771
Release 2018-09-06
Pages 320
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What if your best friend was a robot?Alfie likes hanging out at the airport - everyone has someone waiting for them and they all seems so happy when they arrive back from their holidays. He wishes he had someone as excited to see him. So when he finds Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, at the airport's Lost Property counter, he decides to take him home.Runaway Robot is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of friendship from Carnegie Medal-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, with black and white illustrations by Steven Lenton.



Watership Down

Watership Down Author Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN-10 9781509881659
Release 2018-11-29
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Richard Adams' classic story Watership Down, first published in 1972, has been adapted and made into a brand new animated television mini series, for broadcast in the UK at Christmas 2018 by the BBC, and on Netflix throughout the rest of the world. This beautiful gift book edition, illustrated throughout in full colour with drawings, plus images from the animation, and adapted from the tv scripts by award winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce will be treasured by fans of the original story, as well as those who are introduced to Adams' epic tale by the new television series.



The Moomins The World of Moominvalley

The Moomins  The World of Moominvalley Author Philip Ardagh
ISBN-10 1509810013
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 324
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A stunning gift book for Moomin fans to treasure.Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful and unique book - a fun, fascinating, and unprecedented look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Filled with illustrated maps and family trees, facts about Moomintroll behaviour and habits, this book contains all you could wish to know about the beloved characters from the original Moomin stories and the world in which they live. Find out all about Moomintroll's adventures, Moominmamma's handbag and Moominpappa's diary, and meet the extended Moomin family including Snork Maiden, Snufkin, Sniff, and Little My. This book also takes you behind the studio door of the uniquely talented, Tove Jansson. Featuring original Moomin drawings, colour studies and stunning character sketches as well as family photographs and Tove's childhood drawings. Written by award-winning children's author Philip Ardagh, with contributions from bestselling children's author, screenwriter and Moomin devotee, Frank Cottrell Boyce, The World of Moominvalley is a highly illustrated, beautifully designed gift book for all Moomin fans to treasure.



The Spy s the Limit

The Spy s the Limit Author Guy Bass
ISBN-10 1847158145
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 208
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From a land before time comes a hero for today … Spynosaur - he’s going to make crime extinct! A hilarious new series from award-winning author Guy Bass, perfect for fans of MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO,THE ASTOUNDING BROCCOLI BOY, DARKMOUTHand HASMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS. Spynosaur, the world’s only dinosaur spy, and his sidekick Amber race to investigate a distress beacon emanating from the Arctic Circle – the last location of Spynosaur’s long-lost father, super-spy Abner Gambit. They trace the beacon to an underground hideout, where they are met by an army of man-eating penguins … and rescued by Spynosaur’s dad, who has been accidentally frozen in ice for the last twenty years. Father and son team up to complete Abner’s unfinished mission – to track down enemy agent The Purple Spyder, who’s in possession of the Crystal Ball, a machine that can predict spies of the future. As they pursue The Purple Spyder across the globe, Abner reveals that the Crystal Ball is part of a larger device, a De-Spying Machine, capable of remotely de-spying anyone it targets. The race is on to find it, but with very different approaches to spying, can Spynosaur and his dad put aside their differences long enough to save the day … and the future?



No More Mr Nice Spy

No More Mr Nice Spy Author Guy Bass
ISBN-10 1847159095
Release 2018-06-14
Pages 208
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From a land before time comes a hero for today ... Spynosaur - he's going to make crime extinct! A hilarious new series from award-winning author Guy Bass, perfect for fans of MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO, THE ASTOUNDING BROCCOLI BOY, DARKMOUTHand HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS. When Spynosaur is accused of eating the princess of Canada's prized pet, Pugsy Malone, he has his Right to Spy revoked! Facing imprisonment in Department 6's inescapable prison, The Bin, Spynosaur goes rogue. Together with his sidekick, Amber, Spynosaur is pursued across the globe by his former fellow agents, including Danger Monkey, Dr Newfangle, and expert tracker Jet Setter. Convinced he's been framed, Spynosaur goes looking for the one villain capable such a diabolical deed, his arch enemy, Ergo Ego. But without his gadgets and equipment, and with the full force of Department 6 bearing down on him, can our hero evade capture long enough to clear his name? There's only one villain who could have pulled off such a diabolical deception and there's only one way to discover the truth... It's time to get himself captured. Lurking within the Bin, Department 6's inescapable prison, is Spynosaur's arch-enemy, Ergo Ego ... but does he have the answers Spynosaur's looking for ... and is he willing to spill the beans?



Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Children s Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2017 Author Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-10 9781472924971
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 480
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Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.



Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2018

Children s Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2018 Author Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-10 9781472935069
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 480
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The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew - Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale - Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency - Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.



Watership Down

Watership Down Author Richard Adams
ISBN-10 1509881638
Release 2019-01-10
Pages 48
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Beautiful gift edition of this classic story, tying-in with the new TV mini series broadcasting on the BBC at Christmas 2018.Richard Adams' classic story Watership Down, first published in 1972, has been adapted and made into a brand new animated television mini series, for broadcast in the UK at Christmas 2018 by the BBC, and on Netflix throughout the rest of the world. This beautiful gift book edition, illustrated throughout in full colour with images from the animation, and adapted from the TV scripts by award winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, will be treasured by fans of the original story, as well as those who are introduced to Adams' epic tale by the new series.



                                                                                                          Author Έλενα Φερράντε
ISBN-10 9789601666693
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 440
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Ένα σύγχρονο αριστούργηµα από την πιο δηµοφιλή Ιταλίδα συγγραφέα της εποχής µας. Η Υπέροχη Φίλη µου, το πρώτο βιβλίο της Τετραλογίας της Νάπολης, είναι η ιστορία της Έλενας και της Λίλα, µια ιστορία που ξεκινά τη δεκαετία του ’50 µε φόντο µια φτωχογειτονιά της Νάπολης. Η συγγραφέας καταδύεται στην περίπλοκη φύση της φιλίας των δύο κοριτσιών που από έφηβες γίνονται γυναίκες, ακολουθώντας βήµα βήµα την εξέλιξη καθεµιάς ξεχωριστά, τον τρόπο που η µία επηρεάζει την άλλη, τα συναισθήµατα που ανά τις δεκαετίες τις βοηθούν να χτίσουν µια ουσιαστική, ακλόνητη σχέση. Με απαράµιλλο στιλ και αψεγάδιαστη, σχολαστική µατιά η Φερράντε σε µια καθηλωτική αφήγηση ξεδιπλώνει µέσα από την ιστορία µιας φιλίας την ιστορία µιας γειτονιάς, µιας πόλης κι εντέλει ενός έθνους που βιώνει κοσµοϊστορικές αλλαγές µε το πέρασµα των δεκαετιών. «Και τελικά το πραγµατικό θέµα της Φερράντε είναι το περιθώριο που έχει ο καθένας από µας, τόσο µεγάλο και τόσο ελάχιστο, να διαµορφώσει ο ίδιος την ύπαρξή του. Κι αυτό το περιθώριο εξετάζει από κάθε του άποψη, πολιτική, προσωπική, υπαρξιακή... Κατά βάθος αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης θα µπορούσε να ονοµαστεί η τετραλογία της ελευθερίας». Le Monde des Livres «Να διαποτίσεις τη µυθοπλασία µε την αδιάλυτη δύναµη της ζωής, να την κάνεις να είναι όχι απλά λέξεις στο χαρτί αλλά εσωτερική δύναµη, αυτό είναι το µεγαλύτερο επίτευγµα της τέχνης...» Financial Times «Η άγνωστη συγγραφέας ενός διάσηµου αριστουργήµατος... Η Έλενα Φερράντε αναγνωρίζεται σε παγκόσµιο επίπεδο ως µια σπουδαία συγγραφέας της εποχής µας. Κανείς µας όµως δε γνωρίζει την ταυτότητά της και εκείνη είναι αποφασισµένη να µην την αποκαλύψει». The Sunday Times «Ό,τι καλύτερο διάβασα φέτος». Richard Flanagan «Η Φερράντε µιλάει για τις γυναίκες και τη φιλία µε ασύλληπτη δύναµη». Gwyneth Paltrow «Διαβάζοντας τη Φερράντε θυµήθηκα αυτή τη σχεδόν παιδιάστικη έξαψη να διαβάσεις την επόµενη σελίδα, αυτή την αίσθηση ότι τα µάτια σου έχουν ξεκολλήσει από το κεφάλι σου, αυτή τη σκέψη πως ποτέ δεν περίµενες ότι τα βιβλία µπορούν να σου το κάνουν αυτό!» Elizabeth Strout (βραβείο Πούλιτζερ) «Η γραφή της Φερράντε δε γνωρίζει όρια, µπορεί να οδηγήσει την κάθε σκέψη στο ρηξικέλευθο αποτέλεσµα και αντίστοιχα να γυρίσει πίσω στην πιο ακραία της αρχή...» The New Yorker «Ένα αριστούργηµα, πέρα από όρια και είδη». Il Salvagente «Οι γυναίκες της Φερράντε είναι πραγµατικά έργα τέχνης!» El Pais «Φανταστείτε την Τζέιν Όστεν θυµωµένη και θα έχετε µια ιδέα του πόσο εκρηκτικά σπουδαία είναι αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης!» The Australian