Absolutely nailed having an eight year old narrator.
At times I was both laughing and crying at the same time.
“fun and cathartic… with a healthy dose of humour, tenderness and joy” – review
“a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming and poignant account of a child’s life during lockdown” – review
“I loved Max’s reflections on the pandemic, and seeing the world afresh through the eyes of an eight-year-old” – review
“I don’t think there’s a child in the country, or their family members, for whom this won’t resonate” – review
Do you like epic quests of amazing counting?
Do you dislike global pandemics, being stuck at home, and the number 7?
Then I have a story for you. It’s about how I counted to a million during lockdown – with help from Mum and Dad, friends and neighbours, and Grandad. And some birds. And a bucket of marbles. And an awesome TV reporter.
Sometimes, just keeping on going makes you a hero.
Eight-year-old Max is counting to a million. Normally, school or having anything interesting to do would get in the way, but school is shut and everyone has to stay home because the UK is in its first lockdown. Max’s dad works at the hospital and counting helps Max with missing him, but as the pandemic progresses and Max’s grandad journeys through his own battle with the virus, what starts as a distraction turns into record-breaking effort that brings Max’s community together.
Suitable for readers aged 7 up, this funny, poignant, uplifting story reflects the experiences shared by so many during the Covid pandemic and celebrates how ordinary people accomplish epic things.
£1 from the sale of every copy of this book will be donated to NHS Charities Together (Registered Charity Number 1186569)
During the Easter holidays I’m doing a ‘meet the author’ event at Hitchin library on Thursday 14th, in association with the lovely Next Page Books. Details on Eventbrite. It’s free, it’ll be fun. Come along! And there’s a similar event at Luton Central Library on Monday 11th.
I’m doing two local library events during the Easter holidays. We’ll do some readings, some little activities, some Q+A stuff, all family friendly and suitable for all ages. Both are free and you can drop in on the day. Come along! Event one is at Luton Central Libary on Monday 11th of April: Event twoContinue reading “Event at Luton Central library”
Max Counts to a Million is on tour this week – a blog tour. What’s a blog tour, you may ask? It’s when a series of bloggers pass the baton from one to the next, taking it in turns to write about something. It gets you a series of perspectives on the same thing, aContinue reading “The blog tour”