The Night Bus Hero (Paperback)
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The Night Bus Hero (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 15/10/2020
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Blessed with the combination of page turning excitement and thoughtful compassion that made her Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning The Boy at the Back of the Class so unforgettable, The Night Bus Hero is a compelling fable of bullying and homelessness.  

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart.

'The boy's an absolute menace.'
'He's a bully. A lost cause!'
'Why can't he be more like his sister?'

I've been getting into trouble for as long I can remember. Usually I don't mind 'cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention.

But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything - even when I'm telling the truth! And it's only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park.

Everyone thinks I'm just a bully. They don't believe I could be a hero.

But I'm going to prove them all wrong...


Told from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of bullying and homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510106772
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm


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Rauf's latest has a quite brilliant premise in which the bully, not the bullied, tells his tale. A thought-provoking and often very funny story which constantly plays with reader expectations. * i *
A hopeful, sensitive page-turner that proves that no one is ever a lost cause. -- Nicolette Jones * The Times *
Rauf is a remarkable storyteller - 'The Boy at The Back of The Class' is a must read - and this is another thought-provoking, well-written novel. Age 9+ -- Sarah Webb * independent.ie *
Rauf's books tackle challenging subjects and this is no exception, illuminating both the tragedy of homelessness and the power of unseen acts of kindness in our midst. -- Sarah Mallon * The Scotsman *
Onjali Q. Rauf won a raft of awards for The Boy At The Back Of The Class and she returns with The Night Bus Hero. In this lively, entertaining read, an unsettling encounter with a homeless man sets school bully Hector on the trail of robbers. -- Charlotte Heathcote and Emma Lee-Potter * Daily Express *

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Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher/MrEPrimary)

“Friendship, family & homelessness are all explored with such humanity; my heart aches.”

Another remarkably-written story of hers shining a light on serious issues so sensitively & leaves a lasting impression on readers of the real world. Friendship, family & homelessness are all explored with... More

“Is anyone really a lost cause?”

My proof of this got left in the garden – so is very wrinkled and the plastic came off the cover too – so it isn’t in the best of condition. A pity as this was brilliant. Hector is in trouble. Well, I’m afraid there... More

Paperback edition
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“Love all her books”

Thank you to the publisher and Onjali for this early review copy, I started this book with very high expectations.
I have loved her previous books, the boy at the back of the class, the star outside my window and the... More

Paperback edition
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