The Boy Who Hit Play
The sparse, beautiful prose will take your breath away – one boy’s extraordinary journey into the wilds of Norway.
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‘It’s time,’ I say. ‘For … It. Me. You. Us. The bench. The zoo. The question. Why?‘
The only thing that Elvis Crampton Lucas knows about where he’s from is that he was found on the bench at a zoo. And that his now father took him home in a Stetson hat, and named him after the first three vinyl he picked off his shelf. But now, on his twelfth ‘discovery day’, it’s time for Elvis to find out who left him at the zoo, and why?
On an epic adventure that takes Elvis to an island off the coast of Norway, he will finally discover the truth about his past…
Funny, life-affirming quest . . . Captivating and thought-provoking.
Filled with eccentric characters, this book reminds us to be ourselves.
‘Young Elvis Crampton, abandoned as a baby, sets off on a trip to Norway in order to learn the truth about his parentage. Although there are moments of whimsy and absurdity, this is a earthy, engrossing story about family, friendship and hope.’
The pleasure of this book lies in the easy confidence with which Daykin inhabits her child narrator's mind.
Hilarious, fast-moving adventure, with a likeable, original protagonist.