Search Results: "Frank Cottrell Boyce"


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COSMIC by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A high-levity zero-gravity romp. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Liam Digby is Completely Doomed. Read full book review >

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FRAMED by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Boyce's signature daffiness plays hilarity and pathos off each other with not one wrong note. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When the entire contents of the National Gallery are brought to the dead-end town of Manod, Wales, for safekeeping in a hollowed-out slate quarry, life changes forever for the Hughes family. Read full book review >

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MILLIONS by Frank Cottrell Boyce
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The gentle British humor lies under the surface here, making the story a joy for readers of all ages. (Fiction. 11-14)"
This amusing story of a boy who finds a fortune in cash tackles the moral dilemmas he faces while maintaining a gentle comic narrative. Read full book review >

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SPUTNIK'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A raucous adventure with a heart of gold. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
A foster boy learns that home is always closer than he thinks. Read full book review >

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THE ASTOUNDING BROCCOLI BOY by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Cottrell Boyce, of Millions (2004), mocks neurotic adults, the quinoa craze, and media fearmongering in this funny, sentimental, thematic smorgasbord of a novel that serves up equal helpings of satire and compassion. (afterword) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Not even Rory Rooney's mum's book Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared can ready her son for the sandwich-squashing, kickboxing bully "Grim" Komissky.Read full book review >

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG OVER THE MOON by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"One last exhilarating ride: 'Ga GOOO ga!!!!' (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The third and (probably) final "official" sequel to Ian Fleming's classic sends the redoubtable roadster careening off the planet as well as through time. Read full book review >

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG FLIES AGAIN by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The old racer's still good for another lap—and maybe more. (afterword). (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Ian Fleming's strong-minded auto takes a new road trip, and if its passengers are largely just along for the ride, it's still a grand outing. Read full book review >

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG AND THE RACE AGAINST TIME by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The wild ride leaves the Tootings in 1966, carless and in midpredicament. Expect further episodes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
More of a romp through time than a race against it (though a race does figure in), this second authorized sequel sends the reconstructed car with a mind of its own careening from the Cretaceous to the Jazz Age, Venezuela to the Wild West, while folding in references and tributes to Ian Fleming's classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE UNFORGOTTEN COAT by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A tricky, magical delight. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Treading water in her last term of elementary school, Julie figures she's learned all there is to learn, when two Mongolian brothers in fur-lined coats (it's summer) arrive: Chingis and Nergui. Read full book review >

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FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >