Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
  

Small Change for Stuart

Written by Lissa Evans

9+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal and the 2012 Branford Boase Award.

Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award.

The Carnegie Medal Judges said: A refreshing and plausibly magical novel which joyfully celebrates cleverness and a delight in words. Both the main characters and the cameo parts are extremely vivid and humorous, and the mystery and trail of clues throughout the plot are very well-worked out. A story that is terrific fun, so perfectly paced and exquisitely written that it reads aloud beautifully.

The Branford Boase judges said: A little gem and a book full of discoveries. Readers will be caught up in the mystery and the problem solving. Family relationships are beautifully handled too.

-------------------------

Small Stuart embarks on an awfully big adventure in this quirky puzzle-solving novel. Uprooted from London by his kindly but distracted parents, Stuart finds himself with nothing to do in his seemingly lifeless new home town. The only interest comes from the confusion caused by the identical triplets next door, and that just makes things worse. But a long-lost letter from a long-lost great uncle sets Stuart off unlocking one baffling puzzle after another. Each more curious than the one before, the far-fetched solutions they require bring the book to a hugely satisfying conclusion.

The Branford Boase Award shortlist 2012:

Long Lankin - Lindsey Barraclough

Being Billy - Phil Earle

Small Change for Stuart - Lissa Evans

Everybody Jam - Ali Lewis

Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis

A Beautiful Lie - Irfan Master

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher

Win a SIGNED hardback copy of Ottoline and the Purple Fox!

We are giving away 3 signed hardback copies of the fourth Ottoline adventure written and illustrated by Chris Riddell, Ottoline and the Purple Fox.

To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

Draw closes on 5 December 2016. The winners will be notified by 16 December 2016 and you should have your prize in time for Christmas!

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 05/12/2016

Synopsis

Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans

Stuart Horten - ten years old and small for his age - moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from all his friends. And then he meets his new next-door neighbours, the unbearable Kingley triplets, and things get even worse. But in Beeton begins the strangest adventure of Stuart's life as he is swept up in quest to find his great-uncle's lost workshop - a workshop stuffed with trickery and magic. There are clues to follow and puzzles to solve, but what starts as fun ends up as danger, and Stuart begins to realize that he can't finish the task by himself ...This is the first children's novel by Lissa Evans. This is a fast-moving blend of comedy and magic.

Reviews

A book full of warmth, sharp humour and clever puzzles -- Patrick Ness Time Out Small Stuart embarks on an awfully big adventure in this quirky puzzle-solving novel ... A long-lost letter from a long-lost great uncle sets Stuart off unlocking one baffling puzzle after another. Each more curious than the one before, the far-fetched solutions they require bring the book to a hugely satisfying conclusion -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian A magical adventure, funny, fast-paced and full of intriguing puzzles -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times Perfect reading for children aged 7-10 ... This is [Lissa Evans's] first children's novel. It ought not to be the last Achuka A miniature version of Susanna Clarke's grown-up bestseller, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Independent

About the Author

This is Lissa's first fiction book for Random House Children's Books, but she has written books for adults and younger children. After a brief career in medicine, and then in stand-up comedy, Lissa became a comedy producer, first for radio and then in television. She lives with her family in north London.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Lissa Evans
More books by Lissa Evans

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

26th April 2012

ISBN

9780552561693

Categories


I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools