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The Boy Who Hit Play

Written by Chloe Daykin

Key Stage 3 Family / Home Stories Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

On his twelfth birthday, Elvis decides it is time to discover the truth about his birth. With his adoptive dad and a splendidly eccentric family friend they embark on a trip which leads to some very unexpected answers. The use of language in The Boy who Hit Play makes it very special indeed. Readers will relish this unique book.

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The Boy Who Hit Play Synopsis

'It's time,' I say. 'For ... It. Me. You. Us. The bench. The zoo. The question. Why?'

The only thing that Elvis Crampton Lucas knows about where he's from is that he was found on the bench at a zoo. And that his now father took him home in a Stetson hat, and named him after the first three vinyl he picked off his shelf. But now, on his twelfth 'discovery day', it's time for Elvis to find out who left him at the zoo, and why? On an epic adventure that takes Elvis to an island off the coast of Norway, he will finally discover the truth about his past...

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571326785
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Chloe Daykin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Family Issues, Personal Social Health Economic

About Chloe Daykin

An artist, designer, award-winning playwright and teacher, Chloe Daykin lives down a bumpy track by a river in Northumberland with her husband and two boys. Her debut, Fish Boy, won the Northern Writers Award, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and was published to huge critical acclaim. This is her third for middle grade readers.

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