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The life of Riley : beginner's luck

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  Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award A hilarious middle-grade novel about one boy's quest to get rid of a ridiculous amount of bad luck! After a traumatic run-in with the fortune teller from a visiting funfair – thanks to an unfortunately-timed sneeze – Riley finds himself CURSED. Life as he knows it quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters – from accidentally supergluing himself to his classmates and ruining the school football team’s sponsorship deal, to flooding his house and losing class 4’s pet rabbit – Riley knows the bad luck is out to get him. Enter new kid: Brad Chicago. He’s super-cool, well-groomed and stylish, with an excellent stationery collection. And for some reason he wants to be Riley’s friend.

Can Riley get rid of the curse before Brad discovers he’s a walking disaster? Laugh-out-loud funny, warm-hearted and anarchic in a way that readers will love. Brought to life with Aleksei Bitskoff's lively, humorous illustrations. Perfect for fans of Kid Normal, David Solomons' My Brother is a Superhero and David Baddiel. Award-winning author Simon James Green is best known for his funny books for teens.

This is his first book for middle-grade readers.

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0702303623 / 9780702303623
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
244 pages : illustrations (black and white)
20 cm
Quiz No: 239698, Points 5.00, Book Level 4.70,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More