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Liam is HUGE – too big for his boots, too big for his football strip and too big for his school blazer. Being super-sized has its high points: he’s the only eleven-year-old ever to ride the terrifying Cosmic rollercoaster or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. The only trouble is that Liam’s too big to be a little boy any more, but not old enough to be a grown-up. Or is he? Time will tell when lanky Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind, and ends up lost – in space.

“Funny and engaging and in the end rather moving.” Charlie Higson, Guardian

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 256 pages



Frank Cottrell Boyce

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Frank Cottrell Boyce is a screenwriter whose films include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and Millions, which was also his first book. He has also written episodes of Coronation Street and Brookside, so you probably know his stories from your TV set. He also wrote the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony! His first children’s book Millions won the Carnegie medal, and was made into a film by Danny Boyle. He used to run a Punch and Judy show, earning a fortune in small change, and just like Damian in Millions, he is a Catholic who is fascinated by stories of the saints. He is not a millionaire and has no plans to rob a bank! However, during a short-lived career as an assistant at a puppet show, he earned a fortune entirely in small change. He believes this is how he first became interested in the problems created by user-unfriendly cash. Just like Damian in Millions, he is a Catholic who is fascinated by stories of the saints.

His second book, Framed was inspired by a news story he’d read in an old scrapbook: During the Second World War, a collection of valuable paintings from the National Gallery was hidden in a slate mine for safekeeping. He couldn’t resist imagining how all of that great art might have affected the people who lived near the mine.

Frank lives in Liverpool, with his wife and family of seven children.

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  1. Petula 113689

    on 8 March 2012

    man couse the lake district i a real place ive read the book at school

  2. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2012

    best book ever

  3. Percy 112876

    on 10 July 2011

    lake district is a real place

    5out of 5
  4. Clarice thumb 136

    on 24 October 2009

    I loved this book and i think most boys will love this .Its good for girls aswell .I really got into it and couldnt put it down.

    5out of 5