Packed with heart and humour, Dean’s soaring debut follows young Archie Albright and his best friends on a determined quest to understand his parents’ separation following a revelation from his father.
Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for February 2021
My name's Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they're not doing a great job of pretending that they don't anymore.
2. They're both keeping a secret from me, but I can't figure out what.
Things aren't going great for Archie Albright. His dad's acting weird, his mum too, and he all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad's pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.
Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it...
The rainbow-filled, joyous debut from a hugely exciting new talent. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Stewart Foster and Onjali Rauf's bestselling The Boy at the Back of the Class.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
'One of the most joyful books you'll read this year.' - The Bookseller
'Joyful, funny and heartfelt.' - Katie Tsang, co-author of Sam Wu is Not Afraid and Dragon Mountain
'This joyful book has such heart, expertly navigating serious subjects around family, gender, and sexuality. Celebratory and advocating kindness, I'd recommend this book to all middle-grade readers. A real tear-jerker!' - Steven Butler, author of The Nothing to See Here Hotel
'A brilliant, smart book with a good heart. It's like a warm hug and I can't wait for the next one.' - Danny Wallace, author of Hamish and the Worldstoppers and The Day the Screens Went Blank
'A powerful new voice in children's fiction.' - Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars
'I will recommend this book to everyone for years and years to come.' - Gavin Hetherington, How to Train Your Gavin
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