Written by Anne Fine
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
Anne Fine brings a chilling touch to her story of how the inanimate becomes animate in this gripping story of power from an unusual source. Initially, young Clarrie has no idea of the power that seems to come from Frozen Billy, her Uncle Len’s ventriloquist’s dummy. She struggles to keep the family going in the absence of her parents and, although many things go wrong, she seems to be coping. But, when her brother Will joins the music hall act a terrible force seems to be unleashed. How can Clarrie control this unnatural force?
The Lovereading comment:
Clarrie is eager to help the family out of the grinding poverty into which they have fallen so initially she’s delighted when her brother Will is used to help her uncle’s ventriloquist act. It certainly makes a difference; the money comes rolling in and everyone is happier. But soon, Will’s role in supporting the boy puppet Frozen Billy seems to be leading him into danger and Clarrie finds herself caught up in a scary fight to save his life. A haunting story with a strong period setting
Frozen Billy by Anne Fine
Clarrie is determined to save her family when Uncle Len recruits her younger brother to help him with his ventriloquist act on the music-hall stage. For slowly but surely, it seems as if Will is turning into another dummy - another Frozen Billy.
Browse inside this book
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
More books by Anne Fine
Random House Children's Books
1st June 2006
Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi
It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.Sam Harper – age 10
It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk
I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!Jessica Cobbin – age 7
I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.Adam Graham
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley