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The Rollercoaster Boy

Written by Lisa Thompson

Illustrated by Gemma Correll

Key Stage 2 Crime / Mystery Funny

The Rollercoaster Boy Synopsis

The brand new, read-in-one-sitting, packed-with-twists mystery from bestselling Lisa Thompson.

Todd and Laurie's dad is either on top of the world, taking them on fun adventures, or down in the depths and sleeping all the time. In the middle of the night, he bundles them into the car and drives them to the Paradise Hotel. He paints a picture of a luxurious mansion surrounded by acres of land - a fairground, a swanky swimming pool, a grand ballroom, firework displays. The reality is a rundown dump - and the disappointment means Dad takes to his bed. Todd and Laurie have the run of the place, and meet Scout, the daughter of the owner, who tells them about the night many years ago when a famous novelist vanished from her room on the top floor, which was locked from the inside... with clues to crack, a mystery to solve, and Dad to worry about, this holiday is full of twists and turns.

A sensitive, empathetic portrayal of having a parent with bipolar Funny, moving and brilliantly plotted - a true page-turner The Grand Budapest Hotel meets Paddington 2!

Book Information

ISBN: 9780702301599
Publication date: 6th January 2022
Author: Lisa Thompson
Illustrator: Gemma Correll
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Crime / Mystery, Funny

About Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson is a children’s novelist and the author of the best-selling The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar. The Goldfish Boy was a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She lives in Suffolk with her family  

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