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Millions

Millions (Paperback)

By Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Illustrated by Lenton, Steven

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An accidental train robbery and a suitcase full of cash are perfect ingredients for adventure in this bestselling, CILIP-Carnegie-Medal-winning novel from Frank Cottrell Boyce, featuring a fantastic cover from Steven Lenton.

ISBN 9781529008760
Barcode 9781529008760
Published 26 February 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529008760
ISBN-10 152900876X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 26 February 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Illustrated by Lenton, Steven
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 208g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 964589

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004 (UK) -- Short-listed for Branford Boase Award 2005 (UK)
NZ Review Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity. * Sunday Times * Pure gold * Scotsman * Deliciously funny * Guardian * Damian's voice leaps off the page and into your heart. Millions is fresh, funny, touching and wise. * The Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Cosmic, Framed and The Astounding Broccoli Boy. Frank is a judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition and, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He has written for the hit TV series Dr Who, screenwrites for feature films, including his own Millions, The Railway Man and the award-winning Goodbye Christopher Robin.

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