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Noah’s Gold

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Packed with mystery, adventure and laughs, Noah’s Gold is the exciting novel from the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic, Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Fully illustrated in black and white throughout by Steven Lenton, this is perfect for readers of 9+.

Being the smallest doesn’t stop you having the biggest ideas.

Eleven-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister’s geography field trip. Everything goes wrong! Six kids are marooned on an uninhabited island. Their teacher has vanished. They’re hungry. Their phones don’t work and Noah has broken the internet. There’s no way of contacting home . . . Disaster!

Until Noah discovers a treasure map and the gang goes in search of gold.

Our Review Panel says...

I absolutely loved this book! The narrative is cleverly formed through a series of witty one-sided letters from Noah to his family as we are taken along on his surprising adventure.

Noah’s journey begins with him sneaking aboard the bus for his sister’s geography field trip. Little did he know, satnavs don’t always get it right and the group end up on the remote and uninhabited island of AranOr without their teacher or any means of getting home.

The children soon realise that their phones don’t work, the internet is broken (for which Noah gets the blame) and they are going to have to survive by looking after each other and eating whatever they can find. When Noah finds a treasure map, the gang searches for gold and the solution to all their problems – fixing the internet so that they can return home. The characters all learn a lot about themselves and each other along the way as the story unfolds.

Noah, as the smallest and youngest – and also the person who seems to be responsible for everything going wrong – is a humorous and likeable character who I really rooted for throughout the story. He is the proof that ‘being the smallest doesn’t stop you having big ideas.’ Brimming with the author’s trademark humour and heart and coupled with Steven Lenton’s engaging back-and-white illustrations, this is a hugely entertaining story that readers that will appeal widely to readers across Key Stage 2.

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