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The Boy with Two Heads

The Boy with Two Heads

Two heads are always better than one - isn't that how the saying goes? Well that's not how Richard feels, when he wakes up to discover he's grown a second head. It wouldn't be so bad if the second head was as calm and reasonable as Richard, but he isn't. Rude, rebellious and diff... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780857560681
Barcode 9780857560681
Published 3 June 2013 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
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ISBN-13 9780857560681
ISBN-10 0857560689
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 3 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 481g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Humorous stories, Friendship, Fear, Fiction, Adolescence
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 409802

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Two heads are always better than one - isn't that how the saying goes? Well that's not how Richard feels, when he wakes up to discover he's grown a second head. It wouldn't be so bad if the second head was as calm and reasonable as Richard, but he isn't. Rude, rebellious and difficult, Rikki makes Richard's life impossible. On the football pitch, they're brilliant, working together to score goal after goal. But at home and at school they're in constant opposition and when Rikki sabotages the school debate on live television, he launches them on a rollercoaster journey to self destruction. On the run from the sinister Dr Warren, the two heads are forced to work together. Fleeing to the mountains of Wales, they're pursued to the top of the highest peak by a crack team of commandoes. Only a miracle can save them...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Berkshire Book Award 2014 (UK)
NZ Review [A] simple, funny and very engaging premise...Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance. -- Josh Lacey Guardian One of the best storytellers Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books Mulligan certainly delivers in this extraordinary examination of grief...highly original, emotionally-charged black comedy / thriller. A worthy successor to Mulligan's excellent Trash. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail [A] poignant, imaginative take on adolescence -- Amanda Craig The Times, Saturday Review Addictive Booktrust

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Author's Bio

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years, before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and Drama in Britain, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Andy's novel Trash has been published in twenty-two languages and is now a Bafta-nominated major film directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.

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