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The Unforgotten Coat Frank Cottrell Boyce

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 112 pages

210 x 165 x 10mm
1st Oct 2012
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Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this is a stunning and magical story of a summer of friendship which also explore the plight of refugees.From the award-winning author of Millions comes a story of friendship in the midst of adversity. Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this magical and poignant book is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos.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. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, readers will be transported from the streets of Liverpool to the steppe of Mongolia.


Frank Cottrell Boyce won the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and was awarded an IBBY Honour for The Unforgotten Coat. He won the 2004 Carnegie Medal for his first children's book, Millions, and has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. He is the author of three sequels to Ian Fleming's classic novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Frank is a successful screenwriter, and was the official scriptwriter for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. He lives with his family in Liverpool.

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