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Books by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • Cosmic

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: CZM2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce has a quirky sense of humour that makes his writing appealing and fun for independent readers but also ideal for parents to read aloud to their youngsters.

    Cosmic is the story of thirteen-year-old Liam who is already six foot tall and consequently manages to join a rocket launch into outer space by pretending to be an adult. Liam's hilarious adventures carry a poignant message about what it means to be a parent.

    Readers aged 9+ will enjoy Cosmic and should also read Frank Cottrell Boyce's books Millions and Framed.
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  • Millions

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: MIZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions is the tale of a not-so-great train robbery. 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 features fantastic cover artwork from the incredible Steven Lenton.
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  • The Unforgotten Coat

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: AFGLJ
    Paperback 9 years +
    This is a stunning magical story of a summer of friendship with darker undertones of the plight of refugees. Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, this magical and compelling story is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos. It was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. It is written by a popular, bestselling and prize-winning author.
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  • Framed

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BUJLS
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Runaway Robot

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BWJZY
    Hardback
    Alfie is off school after an accident in which he lost both his hand and his confidence. He's lonely all day on his own. So when he comes across Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, he brings him home with him. But a ban on humanoid robots has just been passed, which means Alfie is breaking the law by sheltering Eric. Can he keep his new friend safe - and himself out of trouble? A funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
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  • Desirable

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: ALRVP
    Paperback
    A hilarious comedy from award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce. George is so unpopular that even his own grandad won't come to his birthday party. Instead, his grandad sends him a bottle of aftershave that expired years ago. But the aftershave seems to have developed extra properties since its sell-by date...Now George is irresistible to all the girls in school - and even the teachers can't get enough of him! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BUJSE
    Paperback
    Shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal and selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club, Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is an adventure about the Blythes: 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. Prez is amazed at the family's response to Sputnik's arrival. They pat him on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog! Chaos is unleashed when Sputnik arrives as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people 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. As Sputnik takes Prez on a journey to finish writing his guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, 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 . . . This edition features fantastic cover artwork and black and white inside illustrations from the incredible Steven Lenton.
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  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BUJEP
    Paperback
    Rory Rooney 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. 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 . . . The Astounding Broccoli Boy is the hilarious tale of an unlikely (and very green) hero believing in himself and finding adventure. This edition features fantastic cover artwork and black and white inside illustrations from the incredible Steven Lenton.
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  • Millions

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BULJM
    Paperback
    Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions is the tale of a not-so-great train robbery. 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 features fantastic cover artwork from the incredible Steven Lenton.
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  • Watership Down

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: BTIUN
    Hardback
    Follow the journey of some very special rabbits in this gorgeous gift storybook edition of the TV mini series of Watership Down. First published in 1972, this classic animal story has been made into an animated television mini series by the BBC and Netflix. Beautifully re-imagined by script-writer Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary) as a four-part animated television event, and featuring stunning and evocative CG animation, this retelling of the classic story is perfect for a family audience. This beautiful gift picture storybook, with a text adapted from the TV scripts by award winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, is illustrated with full colour drawings and images from the TV animation. Set in the English countryside, Watership Down tells the tale of a ragtag band of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their warren in search of safety and a new home. Their adventure is brought to life in this stunning gift picture storybook, which will be treasured by fans of the original novel, as well as new readers introduced to this epic tale by the television mini series. Watership Down (c) Watership Down Television Limited 2018. Licensed by ITV Ventures.
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  • Framed

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: AMVPX
    Paperback
    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? Includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton. 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.
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  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: AHEBX
    Hardback
    Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious story from Frank Cottrell Boyce: The Astounding Broccoli Boy! Illustrated throughout by Steven Lenton. Rory Rooney 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 ...The Astounding Broccoli Boy is an irreverently funny adventure from the Carnegie Medal winning author of Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce.
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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1: Flies Again

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Product Code: AEKPT
    Paperback 7 years +
    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 ...
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