Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Learn how Frank Cottrell-Boyce was inspired by real events, the thought of losing the Internet, and writing in the form of letters to write 'Noah's Gold'
Writing about adventures, letters and taking the Internet away with Frank Cottrell-Boyce

About The Author:

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Millions, his debut children’s novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Cosmic, Framed, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Runaway Robot. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children’s Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth was shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal and selected for the inaugural WHSmith Tom Fletcher Book Club. Frank is a judge for the 500 Words competition and the BBC’s One Show As You Write It competition. Along with Danny Boyle, he devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He has written for the hit TV series Dr Who and was the screenwriter for the hit film Goodbye Christopher Robin.

About The Book:

Eleven-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister’s geography field trip. Everything goes wrong! Six kids are marooned on an uninhabited island. Their teacher has vanished. They’re hungry. Their phones don’t work and Noah has broken the internet. There’s no way of contacting home . . . Disaster! Until Noah discovers a treasure map and the gang goes in search of gold.

Praise for Frank’s books:

‘Another brilliantly entertaining & thought provoking book from the masterstoryteller Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Once again I am in total awe.’ – David Walliams
‘Funny, surprising, original, written in texts and letters, with friendly black-and-white illustrations, this is a joyous book about the things that are truly valuable.’ – Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
‘Proper, sparkly, witty, enticing storytelling . . . It’s perfect.’ – Hilary McKay

 

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