Countdown to Yesterday (Paperback)
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Countdown to Yesterday (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 04/01/2024
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A stunning new story from award-winning author, Shirley Marr, about family love, friendship and hope.

James is stuck in the present and that's the last place he wants to be. His parents have separated, and he must get used to living two completely different lives. Now, he has two homes, two bedrooms and two routes to school, with nothing adding up to the one great life he used to have. James wishes he could go back to the past, to his Top Six memories with Mum and Dad.

Then, James meets Yan, a girl who looks at the world differently, and he discovers that travelling back in time might be possible after all. But are his memories as perfect as he remembers?

Praise for Shirley Marr:
"Beautiful and heart-warming, gentle yet powerful, truly a book to treasure." Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

"Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic." Jessica Townsend, author of the Nevermoor series

"A heartfelt novel." The Telegraph

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This book is beautiful and tender with a voice every immigrant child will recognize." Kereen Getten, author of When Life Gives You Mangoes

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A wonderfully powerful tale." Maisie Chan, author of Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781805073628
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A poignant, hopeful novel for 9+, laced with complex, comic ideas of time travel and perception. - The Guardian

A beautifully imagined story of friendship, hope, and the enduring power and unbreakable bonds of family love even in the face of unexpected challenges and unwanted change. - Lancashire Evening Post

Family, friendship, love and hope burst from the pages. - Armadillo

A well-crafted story in which reality and the imagination are cleverly intertwined. - Books for Keeps

An exceptionally lovely and uplifting exploration of change, memories, and relationships. - Kirkus Reviews

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“Unputdownable story from one of the most exciting award-winning Children's writers!”

Award-winning author, Shirley Marr has a gift for capturing the inner essence of a child's mindset as they experience life events, or have huge change imposed on them whether moving to another country ('All... More

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“A gorgeous exploration of parental separation”

Time travel is such a fascinating concept – one that has interested me since I was a child. Watching Dr Who and reading the written adaptations of stories shown before I was even born, I found myself transported back... More

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“Divorce, not fitting in, new friends and computers.”

I had requested this, but also Jessica @Usborne was lovely enough to forward me an actual copy.

Is it good? Absolutely it is! I just read a review on a blog I follow (librarylady) and her review blew me away, so... More

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