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Millions

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Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure!

Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank robbers are closing in too.

Pizzas or World Peace - what would you choose?

This edition of the Carnegie Medal-winning Millions includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and inside and cover illustrations by Steven Lenton.

Millions Reviews | Toppsta

9781447282341
  • ISBN: 9781447282341
  • Pub Date: 26th March 2015
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 272

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2nd May '15
CCR06 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Millions 9781447282341
4 stars
I liked the main storyline but I didn't think the bits about the different saints made sense. I found that they didn't really describe the characters so I had to make up in my head what I thought they would be like. I liked the fact it was an adventure story because we've been writing adventure stories at school so it gave me ideas!
10th April '15
Read to a child aged 9
Millions 9781447282341
4 stars
Funny! The children found millions and spend in in the great way that children would, not having a full grasp of the value of money - the clock is ticking, with only 19 days to spend, before the pound becomes the euro
22nd October '17
romeoslater read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Millions 9781447282341
4 stars
I liked this book and found sthe me bits funny, it was good how that had to spend all the money quickly 
13th May '15
Westy10 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Millions 9781447282341
3 stars
Millions is the story of a young boy called Damian Cunningham who finds a bag filled with money that has seemingly fallen from the sky. His discovery comes at a time when England is about to change its currency and join the Euro, and so Damian must find a way to spend the money as quickly as possible, before it becomes worthless. Aiding him in this quest is his older brother and only confidant, Anthony; however, unlike Anthony, Damian is a boy of great conscience and sensitivity, and is frequently troubled over the question of "the right thing to do"  I found this book a bit slow to start and it was quite boring at times so it took me a long time to read as I kept finding other more interesting books. The action isn't very fast but its well written and its not put me off reading any other books by the same author
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About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the award-winning author of many books including Millions , Framed , Cosmic , Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again and The Astounding Broccoli Boy . He is also a successful writer of film scripts and, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Game...

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About Steven Lenton

Steven Lenton Biography
Steven Lenton hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Soho, London creating an array of charming characters for his picture books. Best known for illustrating the bestselling Shifty McGifty series written by Tracey Corderoy, Ste...

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