The Great Ice-Cream Heist
Written by Elen Caldecott
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Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014 9-11 category - June 2013 Book of the Month A warm, funny adventure about sticking up for your friends from this hugely popular author and as usual all told with Elen Caldecott's trademark wit.
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The Great Ice-Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott
'Those McIntyres are nothing but trouble!' When the McIntyre family moves in next door, Eva is intrigued - it is the first interesting thing to happen for ages. But her ever protective Dad - even more protective since Eva's mum died - does not agree. And the McIntyres are certainly noisy! But Eva is curious about Jamie, who she often sees on the roof of his garden shed, escaping the family chaos. Then Eva gets to know Jamie a bit better. And when he is accused of vandalising the local park, Eva is sure he didn't do it. It is up to Eva to stick up for him - but then Jamie disappears. Eva is now in a race against time, which snowballs into a helterskelter race with a 'borrowed' ice cream van, lots of irate keep-fit enthusiasts and lashings of ice-cream!
Leeds Book Awards 2014
The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley
Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand
The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
The Quietness by Alison Rattle
I was inspired to read Elen Caldecott's Operation Eiffel Tower when I saw her talk about it at the Edinburgh book festival and was as entranced as all the eight-to-twelves ... some scenes are funny (the children's attempted forgery is hilarious); others are poignant, particularly their visit to a B&B when they can't think what to say to their dad Julia Donaldson, Guardian
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Funny ... poignant ... hilarious -- Julia Donaldson Guardian
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