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The Unforgotten Coat

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Unforgotten Coat Synopsis

Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this is a stunning and magical story of a summer of friendship which also explore the plight of refugees. From the award-winning author of Millions comes a story of friendship in the midst of adversity. Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this magical and poignant book is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos. Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, readers will be transported from the streets of Liverpool to the steppe of Mongolia.

The Unforgotten Coat Press Reviews

beautiful book * WRD * The sense of transience is beautifully portrayed [...] The blurred Polaroid photographs that are threaded throughout the narrative invite the reader to reflect on the different ways in which people perceive the world. [...] The book explores who our worldview can be challenged and shaped by the people we encounter, and acts as an important contribution towards helping us to better understand the precarious position of refugees. * EAL Journal * Laugh-out-loud funny, heartfelt and full of humanity and warmth, this is just wonderful -- Cathy Cassidy * S Magazine * Illustrated with captivating photographs, this is a treasure in itself. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406341546
Publication date: 1st October 2012
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce won the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and was awarded an IBBY Honour for The Unforgotten Coat. He won the 2004 Carnegie Medal for his first children's book, Millions, and has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. He is the author of three sequels to Ian Fleming's classic novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 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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