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Chester Parsons is Not a Gorilla

Chester Parsons is Not a Gorilla

ISBN
9780571332236
Published
07/03/2019
9780571332236
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

When Chester discovers he can mind jump, his sister Amy wastes no time in putting his new skills to work boosting the viewing figures on her video blog. And when a TV company takes them global, he does his most daring mind jump yet, into the brain of Tito the gorilla. The trouble is, when he tries to return to his own body – it’s gone!

Has it been stolen? But who would want it, and why? And how come Chester suddenly has the urge to search Amy’s hair for fleas? The quest to find the answers takes him on a journey beyond his wildest imagination…

A fast-paced, mind-boggling and hilarious yet thought-provoking read from the author of The Imagination Box series.

When Chester discovers he can mind jump, his sister Amy wastes no time in putting his new skills to work boosting the viewing figures on her video blog. And when a TV company takes them global, he does his most daring mind jump yet, into the brain of Tito the gorilla. The trouble is, when he tries to return to his own body – it’s gone!Has it been stolen? But who would want it, and why? And how come Chester suddenly has the urge to search Amy’s hair for fleas? The quest to find the answers takes him on a journey beyond his wildest imagination…A fast-paced, mind-boggling and hilarious yet thought-provoking read from the author of The Imagination Box series.
  • Martyn Ford

    Martyn Ford is a journalist and award-winning author from the UK. His debut middle-grade children's book, The Imagination Box, was published by Faber & Faber in 2015 to critical acclaim and has since become a trilogy. This was followed by 2019's standalone title, Chester Parsons is Not a GorillaHis adult debut, Every Missing Thing, was released in 2020, from Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer. He is represented by Clare Wallace at the Darley Anderson Literary Agency. Martyn spends a lot of his time thinking, writing and thinking about writing. He has a lot of titanium implants in his mouth because most of his big teeth didn't appear but, get this, no one knows why . . .

“Funny and surreal! My class have often gasped, laughed, and chuckled as I read this story to them. The storyline feels unusually unique! A great read!”
- Harriers, age 7 to 9, Toppsta
“I would certainly recommend it to anyone aged 9+ as it is great fun and highly engaging.”
- Edie May, age 11, Toppsta