Boolar's Big Day Out by Sally Gardner


Boolar's Big Day Out by Sally Gardner

Boolar has his big chance of fame when he lands himself the plum role of Tom Thumb in the Puppet Theatre playing in the park. But Boolar's performance nerves get the better of him and an ill-fated romance mean that things don't turn out quite as Boolar would like. Despite this Boolar's sense of his own importance cause a rift between him and the mis-matched family of dolls. Can Boolar survive the pit-falls of stardom as well as negotiate the troubled area of romance and still stay true to himelf and his friends? Fortunately for him his family of dolls and the wonderful Mr and Mrs Mouse love him dearly and are on hand to offer help and advice just when Boolar needs it the most. In this fantastic book, and the series as a whole, Sally Gardner has brought all of life's mysterious and myriad adventures to play. Her characters are brilliant little microcosms of the human race and their stories are as touching as any can be.

About the Author

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.

Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.

If you'd love to know more about Sally, click here to download a more detailed biography and Q&A.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 8


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Publication date

15th September 2003



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