You've Got A Friend

Written by Judi Curtin

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 |

Best friends Molly and Beth have a very special power: they can time travel! When Molly’s dad comes to live nearby, the girls realise that he is very lonely. He doesn’t see his only brother and he flatly refuses to have any kind of pet. How can the girls help him? Going back in time to the 1970s, Molly and Beth try to find out something from the past that can help them to cheer Dad up. Arriving at the time of Dad’s childhood they find that much was very different in the 1970s – cassettes for playing music, unfamiliar groups like The Bay City Rollers, some very weird hairstyles and clothes and no mobile phones! They also find out the misunderstanding when they were little boys that explains why Dad and his brother aren’t friends. A great new adventure for Molly and Beth who previously appeared in Time After Time and Stand By Me.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September:

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve 

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson 

Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by  Michael Rosen

You've Got a Friend by Judi Curtin

Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1) by Anna James 

Wish for a Witch by Kaye Umansky

Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell

Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

You've Got A Friend Synopsis

Families are so complicated! Molly's dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won't get a pet, he doesn't get on with his brother ... Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that? Well, when they have a time-travelling door, maybe they CAN do something. The girls go back to 1975 hoping to right some wrongs - if they can navigate 1970s cars, food and boybands - and if the colourful fashions don't blind them first!

A heart-warming story of sticking with your friends and hanging on to your dreams!

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ISBN: 9781788490511
Publication date: 31/08/2018
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788490511
Publication date: 31st August 2018
Author: Judi Curtin
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, General Fiction
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks

About Judi Curtin

Judi Curtin is Ireland’s favourite children’s writer. She is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series which has sold rights to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Serbia. In Ireland, the series has sold over 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the smash-hit 'Eva' series: Eva's Journey, Eva's Holiday, Leave it to Eva, and Eva and the Hidden Diary, which has sold 36,000 copies to date. She has been nominated for Irish Book Awards on numerous occasions. Read an interview with the author here. ...

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