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From Waterstones Children's Book of the Month author, Benjamin Dean, comes a new heart-warming story of kindness, courage and love in all its forms. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Elle McNicoll, Lisa Thompson and Onjali Rauf.

Bea's family are happy. Like, really happy. Like, kind of gross but also cute happy. So when they visit London Pride together and have the ultimate day out, Bea doesn't think her family could possibly get any happier. But a year later, a grey cloud is following Bea's family around. Dad has passed away, and without him around they have no choice but to pack their bags and move to the countryside to live with Gran.

With Bea's big sister, Riley, taking the news hard, Bea will do anything to cheer her up. So with the help of new friends, The Secret Sunshine Project is formed - Bea's plan to bring Pride to the countryside and a smile back to Riley's face. There's just one teeny tiny problem - the village mayor. A grumpy old woman who's on a mission to rain on Bea's parade . . .

Praise for Benjamin Dean's debut, ME, MY DAD AND THE END OF THE RAINBOW:

'A life-affirming, must-read' - The Independent

'One of the most joyful books you'll read this year' - The Bookseller

'Joyful, funny and heartfelt' - Katie Tsang , co-author of SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID and DRAGON MOUNTAIN

'I'd recommend this book to all middle-grade readers. A real tear-jerker!' - Steven Butler , author of THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL

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About Benjamin Dean

Benjamin Dean is a London-based celebrity reporter. He has interviewed a host of glitzy celebrities and broke the news that Rihanna can't wink (she blinks, in case you were wondering). His middle-grade debut, ME, MY DAD AND THE END OF THE RAINBOW, was described as 'One of the most joyful books you'll read this year' (The Bookseller). Benjamin can be found on

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