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The Kid Who Came from Space

Narrated by: Chris Coxon, Sarah Ovens
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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The stunning new 10+ story from the best-selling and award-winning author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of Star Wars and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of 12-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe - and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again.

But that doesn’t mean he’s going to give up.

Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) Hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back...that will take him further than anyone has ever been before.

A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure from the author who Kiran Millwood Hargrave called 'one of my favourite middle grade writers'. 

©2020 Ross Welford (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Original, amusing and gripping. Welford is a remarkably entertaining storyteller." (Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week)

"Ross Welford is superb. This tense, rip-roaring, witty adventure is underpinned by a moving examination of love and loyalty." (Daily Mail)

"A masterclass in children's storytelling." (Waterstones.com, Best Books to Look Out For in 2020)

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Another excellent story from Ross Welford.

Loved it. This story is intended for older children but could be equally enjoyed by adults. I loved the narration and found it quite emotional, especially when Ethan burst into his parents' pub to tell them his twin sister was missing. I had tears rolling down my face at that point as I imagined the situation. I also liked the short chapters, which encouraged me to listen to 'just another chapter', which often turned into another two or three chapters, as I was eager to find out what would happen next. I would definitely recommend this book.