The Factory-Made Boy The Hilarious Adventures of a Factory-Made Boy
Written by Christine Nostlinger
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A very welcome of a best-selling classic title which as funny and pertinent today as when it was first published. . When Mrs Bartolotti opens a tin that is delivered by mistake she gets the surprise of her life. Inside is a tiny boy who, once doused with the special solution, turns into a delightful fully-formed seven year old boy. Factory-made Conrad has been taught how to be a perfect child. But Mrs Bartolotti cares not a fig for all of that. She wants Conrad to have fun. Can Conrad circumvent his instructions? And can Mrs Bartolotti get to keep her delightful treasure despite her anarchic views?
Published by Andersen Press, this was their very first book in their launch list back in 1976. This is a title that has most definitely stood the test of time. A must-read classic that is perfect for parents and children to share.
And, did you know that Andersen Press is named after none other than Hans Christian Andersen, probably the most famous children's author of the 19th century.
Andersen Press publishes some of the most well known and best loved names in the world of children's books. These include David McKee, the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant; Tony Ross, who has given us the Little Princess; and Melvin Burgess, whose novel Junk won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
The Factory-Made Boy The Hilarious Adventures of a Factory-Made Boy by Christine Nostlinger
Mrs Bartolotti is quite used to receiving surprises in the post as she's very forgetful! But this one beats the lot - Conrad, a perfect, factory-made child who never does anything wrong. But when the men from the factory realise that the child has been delivered to the wrong address, they come to take him back. Conrad doesn't want to go, so Mrs Bartolotti comes up with a plan, and Conrad is unrecognisable ...
Immensely readable and satisfying. -- T.L.S.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
More books by Christine Nostlinger
Andersen Press Ltd
2nd August 2012
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
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.
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