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PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
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Publication date14th July 2010
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The Dying Photo
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A brilliantly taut ghost story based on a blurb by a Year 6 boy from a Liverpool primary school who won a city-wide competition. A real page turner and a roller coaster ride that’s an excellent title for the reluctant, struggling or dyslexic reader of 9+ but particularly for those whose reading age is nearer 8+. Alan Gibbons has won numerous awards including the Blue Peter award and has been shortlisted for the most prestigious book award, the Carnegie Medal.
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SynopsisThe Dying Photo by Alan Gibbons
Jamie’s shopping with his parents in Liverpool when a photographer offers to take a picture. The camera flashes. Both Jamie’s parents and the photographer have gone, and all that’s left is a negative fluttering to the ground. On it – Jamie’s parents. And they’re screaming. Can Jamie discover what’s happened?
About The Author
Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.
Alan Gibbons Q+A
If you could choose a football dream team – which players would you choose?
Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Paolo Maldini, George best, Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Ryan Giggs, Diego Maradonna, Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore. What a great side!
Which sports person would you most like to meet and why?
Muhammad Ali. He was quite simply The Greatest. If I had a tardis and could time travel I’d like to meet George Best when he was very young so as to tell him to stay away from the booze.
Which were the best football matches you’ve ever seen? And which was the best sports event?
The 1966 World Cup Final when England best West Germany and the 1970 World Cup Final when Brazil beat Italy. Then there was the night Muhammad Ali beat George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle and won back the world heavy weight boxing title.
Do you think any British team will ever get the World Cup final again?
My head says “no” but my heart says “yes.” Wayne Rooney to score the winner in South Africa.
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