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Lottery Boy

author: Michael Byrne

Twelve-year-old Bully has lost his mum and his old life. Living rough on the streets of London with his dog, Jack, he can’t imagine a future. But one day he finds, tucked inside his most cherished possession—the last birthday card his mother ever gave him—a lottery ticket he bought her. And it’s a winner. A big winner. Suddenly there’s hope, if only he can get to his prize on time! But just as Bully’s prospects open up, peril closes in. Now ruthless gangsters are in hot pursuit, and everyone wants a piece of him. Whom can he trust to help him retrieve what's his? And even if Bully does claim all that money, will he really be winning what he needs most? Michael Byrne's thrill-packed debut delivers the emotionally charged story of a boy whose luck has changed for the better, if only he can survive long enough to claim it.

In a gripping thriller with a hint of Oliver Twist, a street kid and his dog are chasing an unlikely fortune — and dodging the thugs who would steal it.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076368452X /  9780763684525
on sale date:
03/2016
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Animals; Social Issues; General; Animals; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Michael Byrne is an English teacher turned taxi driver who lives with his teenage daughter in Hampshire, England. Lottery Boy is his first book for young readers.
 
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