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The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 360 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 04/02/2020 ISBN: 9780702300851

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

Helen Rutter


Billy is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak?“

This incredible debut tugs at your heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud in equal measure. I guarantee you’ll be cheering along in the final pages!” Lisa Thompson, bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY.

Selling points

  • For fans of The Boy at the Back of the Class, The Goldfishboy and Wonder: this book is a celebration of dreaming big and standing out. Billy's voice is engaging and endearing: his story will start conversations, promote kindness and empathy and hugely entertain while doing so - the middle-grade magic formula!
  • Laugh-out-lines on every page and heartbreaking life lessons handled with a light touch.
  • The book is based on the author's own experiences with her son, Lenny, who also has a stammer.
  • This book is perfect for anyone inspired by Mushy’s journey as documented in Educating Yorkshire - it's a similarly big-hearted,against-all-odds triumph of a story.


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