Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.
Chris Mould is an award-winning illustrator who went to art school at 16. His work includes picture books and fiction, animation and satirical cartoons for national newspapers. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife and has two grown-up daughters.
(Paperback) - 07/10/2021
Brandon is a boaster – he says he is brilliant at lots of things. Then he is challenged to count up to ten million. So Brandon starts: one, two, three . . . and before long he is up to one thousand. Everyone around him is bewildered and annoyed: his friend Waris, his teachers and Miss Hexx, the head. But Brandon can’t stop counting. And the higher he counts, the more everyone takes an interest, when Brandon reaches 30,000 he goes viral, by the time he gets to one million, he has a manager and a stadium full of fans counting with him. And then strange, impossible things start happening. The numbers are taking over everything . . .
A fun and contemporary story about rise and fall of celebrity, and ultimately staying true to yourself.
- Published: 07/10/2021
- ISBN: 9781783449880
- Age Range: 7+ years