The amazing Frank Cottrell Boyce author visited Canon Slade School on Friday 22 March.

His visit followed the celebration of Book Week and World Book Day at the beginning of March. Frank was invited to talk to all year 7 and 8 students about his journey as an author and shared extracts from his book ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth.’

He encouraged students to be confident with words just as people are good at maths and sport. Students who pre-ordered his books took part in a special book signing session at lunch time before the talks. Congratulations to the winners of the competitions to win a signed copy of one of his book; Kathy Udall, Mia Stokes and Aimee Rowley.

“He is an amazing author and has written many adventure and funny books and the students asked many interesting questions at the end of his talk.”

Mrs Cairns

“Frank was inspirational and I really enjoyed listening to his words.”

Year 7 student

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth Book Cover Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Juvenile Fiction
Walden Pond Press
27th August 2019

A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe. Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is constantly forgetting. And it's even more important when your grandfather can't care for you anymore and you have to go live with a foster family out in the country. Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik—a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved. Thus begins one of the most fun and eventful summers of Prez's life, as he and Sputnik set out on a journey to compile the most important list Prez has ever made—and discover just what makes our world so remarkable.

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