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.
Illustrated with captivating photographs, this is a treasure in
itself. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *
Laugh-out-loud funny, heartfelt and full of humanity and warmth, this is just wonderful -- Cathy Cassidy * S Magazine *
The sense of transience is beautifully portrayed [...] The blurred Polaroid photographs that are threaded throughout the narrative invite the reader to reflect on the different ways in which people perceive the world. [...] The book explores who our worldview can be challenged and shaped by the people we encounter, and acts as an important contribution towards helping us to better understand the precarious position of refugees. * EAL Journal *
"beautiful book" * WRD *