Written by Anne Fine
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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?
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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.
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