The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER. 'A wonderful story' Kiran Millwood Hargrave There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live... ... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. `Boasts all the ing redients of a great book: brave kids, bold storytelling and a blistering plot. Full of humour and heart' Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher `The 1000-year-old Boy is a breathtakingly epic story that you won't be able to put down. In Alfi e, Ross Welford has created an unusual and fascinating boy who you are rooting for right from the fi rst word. An original, surprising, moving and compelling read - I loved it' M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy `A wonderful story told with Welford's trademark warmth, wit and cleverness. Another great read from one of my favourite middle-grade writers' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars `A cracking story about family and friendship that spans all ages' Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright `Delightful, charming and fi lled with humour. This is a unique and uplifting tale of a boy who lives a thousand years, yet still remains young at heart' Peter Bunzl, author of the Cogheart Adventures
Paperback, 400 pages
Published on January 11, 2018 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0008256942
ISBN-13: 9780008256944
9 Book Reviews
  • dooda123
    dooda123about 1 month55 stars
    I dont really know because i have to buy it and i didnot know that so i will just give it 5 stars becase i feel like its nice :)
    • chickdyie
      chickdyieabout 1 month55 stars
      It looks interesring...
      • sepehrbz14
        sepehrbz14about 1 month55 stars
        It's a fantastic book about a Boy who goes Immortal and finding a way to end the Curse.
        • dooda123
          dooda123about 1 month55 stars
          nice
        • booklover20
          booklover20over 2 years44 stars
          This book is SO good! It is about a boy named Alfie who is 1,000 years old. When he was 11 years old, he had a livperler which lets him live forever as an 11-year-old. However, now that his mom has died, he wants to grow up. To do that though, Alfie must go back to a very special cave and get the last remaining livperler, all while trying to conceal his REAL age.
          • dooda123
            dooda123about 1 month55 stars
            that is really nice and btw tysm for the spoiler
          • Lady gaga over 2 years
            Rome is the only place to know the truth about the Italian government that has been in the past Look for kids in it to help kids with the same kind as they are about their children in their lives
            • booklover20
              booklover20over 2 years44 stars
              This book is SO good! It is about a boy named Alfie who is 1,000 years old. When he was 11 years old, he had a livperler which lets him live forever as an 11 year old. However, now that his mom has died, he wants to grow up. To do that though, Alfie must go back to a very special cave and get the last remaining livperler, all while trying to conceal his REAL age.
              • streetfootball
                streetfootballover 3 years
                it's very interesting