Combining the warmth and heart of Ross Welford’s The 1,000 Year Old Boy with the epic adventure and inseparable friendship of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Cosmic comes an otherworldly new middle grade adventure from the award-winning Benjamin Dean.
Twelve-year-old Zed has always been fascinated by the Demons that fall from the sky. His whole life his dad has worked as a Hunter, tasked with eliminating Demons once and for all, and Zed hopes to one day follow in his footsteps.
But then one night Spark appears and disrupts everything Zed thought he knew. Because this Demon is nothing like the myths – he’s a frightened boy, no older than Zed, who wants to go back home.
Can Zed stand up for what’s right, even if it means going against his own family?
Praise for Benjamin Dean:
‘Warm-hearted and cheering, with a dash of sparkle’ – Guardian
'A life-affirming, must-read' – The Independent
'The novel wears its heart on its sleeve, and it is a very big heart' – Financial Times
'Funny, fresh and full of heart' – Katie Tsang, co-author of DRAGON MOUNTAIN
‘Vibrant, funny and wise – a book to savour’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS
'A joyful and thoughtful celebration of family, identity and inclusivity' – Anna James, author of the PAGES & CO. series
Benjamin Dean is a full-time author with a background in celebrity journalism. 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 award-winning 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), and he's since gone on to publish The Secret Sunshine Project, as well The King is Dead and How to Die Famous for older readers. Benjamin can be found on Twitter as @notagainben tweeting about Rihanna and LGBTQ+ culture to his 10,000+ followers.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (January 18, 2024)
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