Ross Welford

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Looking to the past with Ross Welford

About The Author:

Ross Welford is the award-winning author of Time Travelling With A Hamster, which was shortlisted for 14 of the country’s biggest children’s book prizes, including the Costa, the Blue Peter, the Branford Boase, and the Waterstones Prize. His latest book, The 1,000 Year Old Boy, is a heart-warming and unusual tale, inspired by Ross’ penchant for time travel. It’s hard to imagine living 1,000 years and never growing up, but The 1,000 Year Old Boy tells the story of Alfie Monk with Ross’ trademark warmth, wit and cleverness. Prior to his work as a children’s author, Ross was a journalist and television producer. He lives in London with his wife, children, their border collie, Jess (featured in the Authorfy Masterclass) and several tropical fish.

About The Book:

There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop… Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

Praise for ‘The 1000 Year Old Boy’:

 ‘Boasts all the ingredients of a great book: brave kids, bold storytelling and a blistering plot. Full of humour and heart.’ – Abi Elphinstone, author of ‘Rumblestar’, ‘Everdark’ and ‘Sky Song’
‘The 1000-year-old Boy is a breathtakingly epic story that you won’t be able to put down. In Alfie, Ross Welford has created an unusual and fascinating boy who you are rooting for right from the first word. An original, surprising, moving and compelling read – I loved it’ – M. G. Leonard, author of ‘Beetle Boy’
‘A wonderful story told with Welford’s trademark warmth, wit and cleverness. Another great read from one of my favourite middle-grade writers’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’

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