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Rollercoasters: The Unforgotten Coat Reader

A magical story of friendship

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Suitable for:  Age: 9+

Price:  £10.49

ISBN: 978-0-19-830512-5
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Paperback: 112 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy.


  • Winner of The Guardian 2012 Children's Fiction Prize
  • Accessible and told with humour, warmth and brilliant detail by best-selling author Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Ideal for exploring the themes of multiculturalism, immigration, cultural diversity and friendship
  • Enriched by stunning and atmospheric photos
  • Opportunities for cross-curricular links with Geography, Drama and Citizenship

This page was last updated on 17 March 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'The judges read extensively and intensely in their search for the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize this year [2012], but decided unanimously that The Unforgotten Coat's great immediacy and humour really set it apart.With his brilliant depiction of two brothers from Mongolia trying to adapt to school in Liverpool while haunted by a fear from home, Frank Cottrell Boyce never preaches to the reader, and judges felt that he writes with such credibility and warmth that his readers will be left wiser when they have finished the story.' - Julia Eccleshare
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