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Millions

Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Illustrated by Steven Lenton

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

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Winner of the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2019

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 M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for March 2019:

Song of Spring by Hendrik Jonas

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Watership Down Gift Picture Storybook by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers by Malorie Blackman

Millions Synopsis

Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions is the tale of a not-so-great train robbery. 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?

This edition features fantastic cover artwork from the incredible Steven Lenton.

Millions Press Reviews

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

Pure gold - Scotsman

Deliciously funny - Guardian

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

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ISBN: 9781529008760
Publication date: 21/02/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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: 9781529008760
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Illustrator: Steven Lenton
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Frank Cottrell-Boyce

A World Book Day Author 2019 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 scripts and was the ...

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