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The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Written by Jenny Pearson

Illustrated by Rob Biddulph

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The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates Review

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Star Books

Three boys on an incredible journey – brilliantly funny, heart-warming adventure, sprinkled with miracles

Shortlisted for the 2021 Branford Boase Award | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2020 | Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 | May 2020 Debut of the Month

There aren’t many books that can have you laughing out loud one minute, and tearing up the next, but The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates is one.  When Freddie sets off on a secret journey that will take him half-way across the country, his two best friends come too; they have their own reasons for wanting to escape home for a bit.  Together the three get into and out of some extraordinary scrapes, inadvertently becoming heroes in the process, and Freddie experiences an actual miracle.  Freddie, Ben and Charlie are great characters and their incredible journey – which variously involves sheep, a tandem, superhero outfits and stolen treasure - both hilarious and gripping. The ending proves that the world is a wonderful place, particularly for those who go looking for adventure. Don’t miss.


One to recommend to fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Astounding Broccoli Boy, or David Solomons’ My Brother is a Superhero series.

Andrea Reece

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Find out more about the UKLA Awards 2021.

The Branford Boase Award Judges said: ‘wonderfully funny with some terrific visual gags’; ‘I’m going to read it whenever I feel a bit down’; ‘it’s The Inbetweeners in a book’; ‘very funny but very emotional too’.

And find out more about the Branford Boase Awards here.

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The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates Synopsis

Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face - that his secret plan is not, in fact, secret. Because Freddie's journey wasn't meant to involve Big Trev and the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn't expect to end up, with his two best friends, on national television in a supergirl costume. But journeys never take you where you think they will. And for Freddie, that fact might just have to be enough...

The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way.

The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I don't think we've ever laughed so much whilst reading a book. We were sad when the story came to an end. Jenny Pearson's writing is fresh and so hilarious. We can't wait to read the other books she is writing. Full review

Amatullah Khatun (Age 10)

I haven't laughed so much whilst reading a book for a very long time! Grab yourself a comfy seat and a suitable snack (onions optional)because once you've started, you won't want to stop reading! Full review

GSA Library

This is a fabulous book, top-notch. I would recommend you to read it, I really enjoyed it. Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 11)

I loved this exciting book and found it difficult to put down. Full review

Sam (Age 10)

A genuinely funny and moving book. Follow Freddie and his friends on an unlikely journey involving sheep, saints, superheroes and onions, as they each confront their own problems and learn the truth about family. Full review

Clare Parkinson

So, so, funny! I couldn't stop laughing or reading! Full review

Aidan Jones (Age 8)

Follow the zany and funny exploits of Freddie and his two best friends on their mad-cap journey through Wales to find his biological dad. Full review

Ann Longfield

The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates Press Reviews

“A big-hearted comic journey about friendship, family, and a miraculously well-timed seagull.” David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero

“This sleuthing-trip-cum-crime-solving spree has all the fizz of Jeremy Strong.”  The Observer

“One of the funniest books you'll read this year, with bundles of heart to boot.”  Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781474974042
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474974042
Publication date: 30th April 2020
Author: Jenny Pearson
Illustrator: Rob Biddulph
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Debuts of the Month, Reviewed by Children, Star Books
Collections: Our favourite children's books of 2020,

About Jenny Pearson

Jenny Pearson has been awarded with six mugs, one fridge magnet, one wall plaque and numerous cards for her role as 'Best Teacher in the World'. When she is not busy being inspirational in the classroom, she would like nothing more than to relax with her two young boys, but she can't as they view her as a human climbing frame. She has recently moved to the North East of England and while she has yet to meet Ant or Dec, she has learned how to use canny in a sentence. Which is dead canny, like.

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