Brilliant Billy Does His Bit by Simon Hutton
  

Brilliant Billy Does His Bit

Written by Simon Hutton
Part of the Brilliant Billy Series

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An entertaining story about how one boy gets so absorbed in the effect of the Second World War on ordinary people’s lives that he begins to do things in the same way. When the teacher describes how people managed by growing their own vegetables, Billy sets too with a will. Billy’s never grown anything in his life before but, helped by his extra-special commitment, Billy manages everything Brilliantly, as usual.

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Synopsis

Brilliant Billy Does His Bit by Simon Hutton

When a World War II veteran comes to talk to his class, Billy is inspired to join in the war effort. He decides to use his brilliance to grow vegetables with Dad on the allotment. He learns all about planting seeds - and discovers the competitiveness of the prize veg growers when it seems that he has grown a monster turnip in three days.

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An entertaining story. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids With lively black and white drawings, this would be a book suitable for the less able reader. School Librarian

About the Author

Simon Hutton has three children one of whom provided the inspiration for Brilliant Billy. He enjoys stories with clever twists, where the underdog emerges triumphant despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. As a child his favourite stories were Paddington Bear, Dr. Dolittle and Winnie the Pooh.

Caroline Glicksman is already the creator of several successful picture books, including Big Black Dog and Eric the Red, published by Red Fox.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Simon Hutton
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th February 2009

ISBN

9781842708552

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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