A Boy Called Hope

by Lara Williamson

On Sale: 22/04/2014


About the Book

Dan Hope has a list of ten wishes. Number 1 is for a new sister. Number 6 is for a swimming pool full of Coco Pops. And number 10 is for a dad who loves him.

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now - even stranger - his dad has turned up as a presenter on tV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan fears that his most important wish will never come true... Until he starts to realize that sometimes your real family aren't always the people you share your name with.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781409570318
  • ISBN 10: 1409570312
  • Imprint: Usborne - GB
  • On Sale: 22/04/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD


Lara's debut novel, A Boy Called Hope has been shortlisted for lots of prizes, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the IBW Book Award, and won the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2015 and the Salford Children's Book Award 2016. Her second novel, The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Lara was born and studied in Northern Ireland, before moving to London. She loves tap-dancing, daydreaming, eating chips, wearing glitter and writing. Not necessarily in that order.

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