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Rollercoasters The Unforgotten Coat Reader

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Part of the Rollercoasters Series

Rollercoasters The Unforgotten Coat Reader Synopsis

The unforgotten coat belongs to Chingis, one of two Mongolian brothers Julie knew as a child. After they unexpectedly turn up at her school ,Julie tries to help them to make sense of their new, unfamiliar surroundings. The brothers speak of their fear of a demon that has the power to make people vanish. Slowly, Julie learns the painful truth behind this demon. The Unforgotten Coat is ideal for exploring the themes of multiculturalism, immigration, cultural diversity and friendship. This award-winning novel from hugely popular children's author Frank Cottrell Boyce also offers cross-curricular possibilities.

Rollercoasters The Unforgotten Coat Reader Press Reviews

'The judges read extensively and intensely in their search for the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize this year [2012], but decided unanimously that The Unforgotten Coat's great immediacy and humour really set it apart.With his brilliant depiction of two brothers from Mongolia trying to adapt to school in Liverpool while haunted by a fear from home, Frank Cottrell Boyce never preaches to the reader, and judges felt that he writes with such credibility and warmth that his readers will be left wiser when they have finished the story.' Julia Eccleshare

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198305125
Publication date: 14th April 2014
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce won the 2004 Carnegie Medal for his first childrens book, Millions, and the 2012 Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize for The Unforgotten Coat. His books have been shortlisted for numerous other awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Costa Childrens Book Award. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time, sequels to Ian Flemings classic novel. Frank is a successful screenwriter, and was the official scriptwriter for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. He lives with his family in Liverpool.

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