The Factory-Made Boy The Hilarious Adventures of a Factory-Made Boy by Christine Nostlinger
  

The Factory-Made Boy The Hilarious Adventures of a Factory-Made Boy

Written by Christine Nostlinger

7+ readers   9+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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.

Synopsis

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 ...

Reviews

Immensely readable and satisfying. -- T.L.S.

About the Author

Christine Nostlinger is one of the most popular writers in Europe today and her books have been translated into many languages. A number of her books have been turned into films in Germany. In 1984 she won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Christine Nostlinger
More books by Christine Nostlinger

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2012

ISBN

9781849394833

Categories

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


Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

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

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

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

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools