The boys had been friends for as long as they could remember and a little while before that. They were like brothers.
Follow the adventures of four boys as they grow up, forming bonds of friendship to last a lifetime - even if they are occasionally put to the test...
From the creators of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner, The Girls.
"Gentle, tender and joyful..." - Guardian
"...a nostalgic story with a refreshingly modern feel." - Daily Telegraph
"The book is at pains to show non-stereotypical images of boys and men... and manages to be not only insightful but affecting." - Financial Times
"With echoes of Helen Oxenbury's illustration style, Lovlie's characters glow, while her detailed, textured depictions of the seashore feel really alive." - Observer
"Utterly charming... luminously illustrated..." - Attitude
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Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter and now lives in London, where she has worked in publishing for ten years. An award-winning publicist, Lauren looked after Julia Donaldson during her tenure as Children's Laureate and has managed campaigns for World Book Day and the announcement of Chris Riddell as Children's Laureate.More about Lauren Ace
Jenny Lovlie is an illustrator and bird enthusiast from Ekkeroy in northern Norway. Drawing was always her favourite pastime and after graduating with a BA in Illustration and animation from Kingston University 2014, now also her job! Her style is bright and colourful with lots of texture, plants and animals. She draws a lot of inspiration from the Arctic laMore about Jenny Lovlie