Author(s): Frank Cottrell Boyce
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.
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award.
"Illustrated with captivating photographs, this is a treasure in itself." (Daily Mail)"
Frank Cottrell Boyce's first book, Millions, won the 2004 Carnegie Medal and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His books Framed and Cosmic were both shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Frank is an accomplished, successful and well-known screen and television writer. He lives with his family in Liverpool.