Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow: The most joyful book you'll read this year!
Benjamin Dean (Author) Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
DescriptionWINNER OF THE DIVERSE BOOK AWARDS 2022. A rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Elle McNicoll, Lisa Thompson and Onjali Rauf's The Boy at the Back of the Class.
My name’s Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they’re not doing a great job of pretending that they don’t anymore.
2. They’re both keeping a secret from me, but I can’t figure out what.
Things aren't going great for Archie Albright. His dad's acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad's pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.
Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it...
Praise for ME, MY DAD AND THE END OF THE RAINBOW:
'A life-affirming, must-read' – The Independent
‘One of the most joyful books you’ll read this year’ – The Bookseller
'The novel wears its heart on its sleeve, and it is a very big heart' – Financial Times
‘Joyful, funny and heartfelt’ – Katie Tsang, co-author of SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID and DRAGON MOUNTAIN
'This joyful book has such heart, expertly navigating serious subjects around family, gender, and sexuality. Celebratory and advocating kindness, I’d recommend this book to all middle-grade readers. A real tear-jerker!' – Steven Butler, author of THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL
‘So adorable, funny, and heartwarming. I loved it!’ – Alice Oseman, author of the HEARTSTOPPER series
'A joyful and thoughtful celebration of family, identity and inclusivity' – Anna James, author of the PAGES & CO. series
‘A brilliant, smart book with a good heart. It’s like a warm hug and I can’t wait for the next one’ – Danny Wallace, author of HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS and THE DAY THE SCREENS WENT BLANK
‘A powerful new voice in children's fiction’ – Aisha Bushby, author of A POCKETFUL OF STARS
'I will recommend this book to everyone for years and years to come' – Gavin Hetherington, BookTuber - How to Train Your Gavin
Simon & Schuster Ltd
4 February 2021
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