The Boy With The Magic Numbers by Sally Gardner
  

The Boy With The Magic Numbers

Written by Sally Gardner
Part of the Magical Children Series

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A great travel story filled with adventure. Billy Pickles dad has left home and has given Billy a money box, unbeknownst to Billy the money box is magic but it’s only when Billy travels to New York to find his father and his Italian grandmother that he truly discovers the secret. An engaging, magical and often touching story that comes highly recommended.

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The Boy With The Magic Numbers by Sally Gardner

When Billy Pickles' dad leaves home to live in New York, he gives Billy a moneybox. Billy's not sure where to put in the money and not sure why his dad has left. Then Billy goes to New York to visit his father and his Italian grandmother, and discovers the secret of his magic moneybox.

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A swift-paced adventure, crammed with dialogue and neatly sewn up. Junior Magazine

About the Author

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.

Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 7

Author

Sally Gardner
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Author's Website

www.sallygardner.net/

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

1st October 2003

ISBN

9781842550885

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