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Super-readable YA - Kerb-Stain Boys: The Crongton Broadway Robbery

Paperback

A sharp, witty and heartfelt tale of the ups and downs of teenage life from multi-award-winning Alex Wheatle.

Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and big brother Kingsley just wants out. With all of the shouting and arguing it's difficult not to get lost in the mix. So when his best mate Terror and coolest chick in the year Caldonia, cook up a plan to make a quick buck, Briggy hopes this time it might be his chance to shine. Robbing the Post Office … what could go wrong? A brilliantly real and funny novella of life on one of London's toughest (fictional) estates.

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ISBN

978-1-78112-809-1

Interest age

13+

Reading age

9

Publication Date

04-10-2018

Format

Paperback

Pages

152 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Alex Wheatle, Cover design by Ali Ardington

Alex Wheatle is a best-selling and multi-award-winning author. Liccle Bit, Alex’s first YA novel and the first story of the now beloved Crongton series, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. Crongton Knights and Straight Outta Crongton quickly followed, and Alex became renowned for his ingenious use of language and his honest portrayal of inner city, teenage life. In 2008, Alex received an MBE for his services to literature and was shortlisted in 2020 for the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. Most recently, Alex received the 2021 Young Quills Award for Cane Warriors.

Product Description

A sharp, witty and heartfelt tale of the ups and downs of teenage life from multi-award-winning Alex Wheatle.

Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and big brother Kingsley just wants out. With all of the shouting and arguing it's difficult not to get lost in the mix. So when his best mate Terror and coolest chick in the year Caldonia, cook up a plan to make a quick buck, Briggy hopes this time it might be his chance to shine. Robbing the Post Office … what could go wrong? A brilliantly real and funny novella of life on one of London's toughest (fictional) estates.

ISBN

978-1-78112-809-1

Interest age

13+

Reading age

9

Publication Date

04-10-2018

Format

Paperback

Pages

152 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A sharp, witty and heartfelt tale of the ups and downs of teenage life from multi-award-winning Alex Wheatle.

Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and big brother Kingsley just wants out. With all of the shouting and arguing it's difficult not to get lost in the mix. So when his best mate Terror and coolest chick in the year Caldonia, cook up a plan to make a quick buck, Briggy hopes this time it might be his chance to shine. Robbing the Post Office … what could go wrong? A brilliantly real and funny novella of life on one of London's toughest (fictional) estates.

Author

Alex Wheatle, Cover design by Ali Ardington

Alex Wheatle is a best-selling and multi-award-winning author. Liccle Bit, Alex’s first YA novel and the first story of the now beloved Crongton series, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. Crongton Knights and Straight Outta Crongton quickly followed, and Alex became renowned for his ingenious use of language and his honest portrayal of inner city, teenage life. In 2008, Alex received an MBE for his services to literature and was shortlisted in 2020 for the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. Most recently, Alex received the 2021 Young Quills Award for Cane Warriors.