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Right Royal cock-up leads to wonderfully comic adventures
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | November 2020 Book of the Month
Tom McLaughlin’s new story stars a royal family, but as you’ve never imagined them before! When hapless Bertie, the Queen’s brother, gambles away their entire estate on a game of Happy Families, the whole family are turfed out. It seems no-one is particularly sorry to see them go either, they’ve been stuck-up, selfish and entitled. Life in their new home in King Street, Windsor takes some getting used to, but mixing with the hoi-polloi, aka their new neighbours, teaches the former royals to be much nicer people (as well as giving them a taste for Pot Noodle). It’s delightfully silly and very funny, but actually full of useful life lessons too. Published by Barrington Stoke, this is accessible to all readers including those reluctant, struggling or dyslexic.
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Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It's the last in a long line of disasters, and nobody is going to save the Montgomery family this time. But this is no ordinary family - this is the royal family, and Bertie is the Queen's brother. So it's goodbye to the palace and hello to a little house on King Street for these royals. Who knew getting jobs and fitting in with the neighbours could be so hard? It's time to sink or swim! A hilarious Barrington Stoke debut from Tom McLaughlin, author of The Accidental Prime Minister.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
|Publication date:||15th October 2020|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Other Categories:||Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+, Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 9+|
Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Cloudspotter (as read by Tom Hardy on CBeebies Bedtime Stories) and The Story Machine, which has received wonderfully positive reviews and has sparked a number of thought-provoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon.More About Tom McLaughlin