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    • ISBN:9781510201248
    • Publication date:04 May 2017

The Incredible Billy Wild

By Joanna Nadin

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A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and how everyone has something incredible inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Eva Ibbotson. From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series.


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From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series.

A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and how everyone has something incredible inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Eva Ibbotson.

This cover comes in four different colours, supplied at random. Which one will you receive?

When Billy Wild's teacher asks the class to write a letter to their god, Billy's request is simple:

Please send me a dog.

So when he discovers a greyhound hiding in the shed, he decides someone must really be listening. With the help of his brothers, Billy sets out to hide her from Dad, who's far too stressed to add a dog to the mix. But keeping a greyhound a secret is a difficult task, and when Billy's classmate Paris enters them all in a local talent show, it becomes even harder!

Billy must make a big, brave, wild decision - but it's one that might save Dog and hundreds like her. And it might just make him incredible...

Biographical Notes

Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joe All Alone was nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. She writes the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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  • ISBN: 9781510201255
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
A tender, unsentimental adventure, filled with family ties, love and courage — Guardian
A boy, a dog and a whole lot of awesome. LOVE this book. — Cathy Cassidy
Charming narrator and really touching character developments, as he sees the people around him in new light. A lovely warm-hearted read. — Peters
Very funny and so loveable. — Ann Giles, The Book Witch
A story about dogs, and love, and the power of words... — Achuka
A warm, accessible and funny celebration of finding faith in yourself. I can't recommend it enough! — Rhino Reads
A beautifully written adventure story about a dog and the boy that found him, that perfectly captures contemporary family dynamics and a child's need to be 'incredible', wrapped up with a generous dose of humour and warm hearted love. — Annie Everall - SLG
The author's ability to combine humour and skilful writing to show the power of love and family in overcoming all the odds make this a life-enchancing and highly recommended read. Billy Wild is incredible. — Books for Keeps
A tender, unsentimental adventure, filled with family ties, love and courage
A boy, a dog and a whole lot of awesome. LOVE this book.
Charming narrator and really touching character developments, as he sees the people around him in new light. A lovely warm-hearted read.
Very funny and so loveable.
A story about dogs, and love, and the power of words...
A warm, accessible and funny celebration of finding faith in yourself. I can't recommend it enough!
A beautifully written adventure story about a dog and the boy that found him, that perfectly captures contemporary family dynamics and a child's need to be 'incredible', wrapped up with a generous dose of humour and warm hearted love.
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