Book Review: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet When Rory Rooney’s skin turns green on a field trip he lands in the isolation ward of a hospital in London, where the doctor wants to test and observe him to see if he’s contagious. Rory is shocked to … Continue reading

Book Review: The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet Julie is thinking of nothing more than sneaking makeup from her friend’s mom and getting boys to notice her as she finishes summer term of Year Six. Then one day Mongolian brothers Chingis and Nergui appear in her classroom, … Continue reading

Book Review: Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet When my mother-daughter book club with Catherine read Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce, we had a long discussion about the many layers of meaning to be found in this seemingly simple story. Here’s what two of the moms had … Continue reading

Book Review: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet My daughters and I all love author Frank Cottrell Boyce’s books for young readers. Here’s a review my daughter Madeleine wrote for Cosmic. An excellent book. I love Cottrell’s writing style, have enjoyed his other works, and am adding … Continue reading

Interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Author of Millions, Framed and Cosmic

Tweet Before writing Millions and Framed for young audiences, Frank Cottrell Boyce was already a well-known screenwriter, with scripts for Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People, among others, to his credit. But many people are glad he turned … Continue reading

Millions: Read the Book, Watch the Movie

Tweet My daughter, Madeleine, and I decided to try something different the last time we picked a book for her mother daughter book club. We chose to read Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce, which is also available to watch as … Continue reading

The Crucible and Other Intense Reads

Tweet The Crucible by Arthur Miller will continue the run of heavy-discussion-topic books we’ve been reading in my book club with Madeleine. In the last year we’ve read Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, … Continue reading

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