A Boy Called Hope Lara Williamson 4 Books Set – Ages 9-14 – Paperback
Lara Williamson 4 Books Set
Titles in this set:
- A Boy Called Hope
- The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair
- Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
- The Girl with Space in Her Heart
A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want to be the first eleven-year-old to land on the moon. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me. A Boy Called Hope is a brave, bold and funny debut about family in all its shapes and sizes.
The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair
From Waterstones Book Prize 2014 shortlisted author, Lara Williamson, The Boy who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair is perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Wonder by R J Palacio.
Becket Rumsey is all at sea. His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery. So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are? An extraordinary story of courage, dreams and finding your way, from the bestselling author of A Boy Called Hope (shortlisted for the 2014 Waterstones Book Prize).
Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
It’s no secret that eleven-year-old Adam Butters is adopted. But when he thinks his parents don’t want him any more, he decides to find his real mum. If he can just show her how amazing he is – how he can be a superhero! – surely she’ll want him back. It takes a painful discovery for Adam to realise that you don’t need to be super to be a hero.
The Girl with Space in Her Heart
Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space... like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum's new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister, Terrible Topaz, would be a black hole.
But Mabel doesn't know how to fill the space in her heart that Dad left when he walked out. And so she sets out on a mission of discovery...
A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story about learning that love is never lost and change doesn't have to be scary.