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The 1,000-year-old Boy

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The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.

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…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008256944
  • ISBN 10: 0008256942
  • Imprint: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • On Sale: 02/27/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 12.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

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