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
We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!Rachel Bridgeman
At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!Alice Horncastle, age 14
I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.Alexander Boxall – age 11
This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!Jemma Rubens, age 10
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
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 has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods