Millions (Paperback)

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What happens when two young brothers--one who aspires to be saintly and one who aspires to be rich--find a million pounds in cash? AND have only seventeen days to spend it? AND discover there are dangerous men looking for it?

Mackenzie

 
— From Millions

Description


It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem -- they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in -- fast.

A funny, brilliantly clever and utterly thrilling debut novel that is, quite simply, unforgettable.

About the Author


Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Cosmic, Framed, and Millions, the last of which was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. His books have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Frank is also a screenwriter, having penned the scripts for a number of feature films as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. He lives in Liverpool with his family.

Praise For…


“Written with charm and humor, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice, and generosity.”
— London Sunday Times

“A joy for readers of all ages.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Stunningly original…the concept is immediately booktalkable and the telling is riveting; a book of such wealth—of any kind—is valuable indeed.”
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Seek out this gold-standard novel as a possible gift for lottery-winner hopefulls of all ages.”
— Time Out New York for Kids

“Sheer fun. Seek out this gold-standard novel as a possible gift for lottery-winner hopefuls of all ages.”
— Time Out New York

“Sweet, fast-paced, and funny.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060733322
ISBN-10: 0060733322
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 26th, 2005
Pages: 272
Language: English