The Thing With Finn by Tom Kelly

The Thing With Finn

Written by Tom Kelly

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Original, funny and moving, this is a thoughtful story capturing the confusion of 10 year old Danny. Since his twin brother died, everything has seemed muddled up and Danny makes some bad decisions before thinking things through and returning home. Although touched with sadness, this is a heart warming story.

- Shortlisted for the CBI Bisto Book of the Year Award 2007/2008

- Shortlisted for the 2008 Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Book of the Year Award

- Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2008

- Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2008

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The Thing With Finn by Tom Kelly

Ten-year-old Danny knows he's going somewhere, but he just doesn't know where. On his way he flattens a stuffed otter, messes with a dog called The Beast and feeds biscuits to blue Louis. But however far or fast he goes, Danny can't outrun the memories that have chased him ever since his identical twin brother died.

About the Author

Tom Kelly was born in the US, brought up in Belfast during the Troubles and lives in Hereford with his wife and two daughters. He has had scripts performed on BBC Radio and at the Young Vic theatre. His first radio play won a Writer’s Guild prize and was pick of the week in the Guardian and the Times. The Thing With Finn is his debut novel.

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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th January 2008




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