Three family dramas from a critically acclaimed author.
In A Boy Called Hope, Dan's life changes when his dad runs off with the lady from the chip shop. His sister is acting mean and he's not sure about his mum's new boyfriend... Eventually, he decides he's going to get his family back together - whatever it takes.
The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair finds Becket Rumsey setting sail on a journey of discovery; and Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy has Adam butters deciding to take his rightful place as a superhero.
These poignant, witty and thought-provoking novels from Lara Williamson deserve a place on every young reader's bookshelf.
For fans of authors like: Jacqueline Wilson, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Ross Welford Format: paperback
Lara Williamson's The Girl With a Space in her Heart is all about a girl called Mabel who has a suitcase full of worries...
Mabel constantly worries about big things and little things and shoves them all into her suitcase until there's no more room and it's on the verge of exploding...
Her worries increased after her dad disappeared and before her mum started dating Gavin. This is a heartfelt story about how children cope with anxiety and changing home lives.
Becket Rumsey is all at sea. His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery. So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are?
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.