Ross Welford

Watch Ross' Creativity Masterclass as he discovers a time capsule and uses historical events for inspiration

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…



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