Millions

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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LoveReading View on Millions

Winner of the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal   When a bag stuffed full of money falls out of a train and into their camp, Damian and Anthony are suddenly rich. Very, very rich, to be precise. But, there is a problem. They only have a few days in which to spend the money. When the Euro arrives, it’ll be worthless. A thrilling story about the real value of money but Millions is more than an adventure as the boys have recently lost their mother and their search for happiness is tinged with the sadness that, however much money they have, they’ll never be able bring her back. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Millions Synopsis

Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure!

Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace - what would you choose?

Includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton.

Millions Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Evie Aconley, age 10 - 'A book full of saints and riches, if you enjoy money, you'll love this book.'
  • Matthew Kirk, age 11 - 'I enjoyed this book.  I would give it 9 million pounds out of 10.'
  • Emma Corden, age 11 - 'I would fully recommend this book to everyone whether they like reading or not.'
  • Tom Greenan, age 11 - 'I enjoyed this book and would definitely would read another one by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Rating: 8/10.'
  • Patrick Griffith, age 11 - 'I found this book very thought provoking and it stirred up different emotions as I read it. I enjoyed Millions – it has taught me a little about the value of money too!'

Millions Press Reviews

Damian's voice leaps off the page and into your heart. Millions is fresh, funny, touching and wise.  The Times

Deliciously funny  Guardian

Pure gold Scotsman Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.   Sunday Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781447282341
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447282341
Publication date: 15/10/2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447282341
Publication date: 26th March 2015
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Carnegie Greenaway, Reviewed by Children

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce - Author of the Month, April 2016. Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004. Millions was was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds. Frank is also a successful writer of film ...

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