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The 1,000-year-old Boy

(2018)
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A heartstopping, poignant, epic adventure story about a boy destined to live forever, who only wants to grow up.

Without death, life is just existence.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever? Well, Alfie Monk can tell you. He may seem like an ordinary eleven-year-old boy, but he's actually more than a thousand years old--and remembers the last Viking invasion of England, not to mention the French Revolution and both World Wars. Way back in the tenth century, he and his mother were given the alchemical secret to eternal life. But when everything Alfie knows is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world intrudes, he must embark on a mission--along with friends Aidan and Roxy--to find a way to reverse the process and grow up like a regular boy. This astonishing new novel from the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster, told in alternating perspectives by Alfie and Aidan, is a tour de force--a sweeping epic that takes you on an unforgettable, breathtaking adventure and asks big questions about the meaning of life.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Delightful, charming and fi lled with humour. This is a unique and uplifting tale of a boy who lives a thousand years, yet still remains young at heart." - Peter Bunzl

"A cracking story about family and friendship that spans all ages." - Christopher Edge

"Boasts all the ing redients of a great book: brave kids, bold storytelling and a blistering plot. Full of humour and heart." - Abi Elphinstone

"A wonderful story." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"The 1000-year-old Boy is a breathtakingly epic story that you won't be able to put down. In Alfie, Ross Welford has created an unusual and fascinating boy who you are rooting for right from the fi rst word. An original, surprising, moving and compelling read - I loved it." - M G Leonard


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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The 1000 Year Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
ISBN: 0-525-70745-X / 978-0-525-70745-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
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October 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The 1000 Year Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
ISBN: 0-525-70746-8 / 978-0-525-70746-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The 1,000-year-old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
ISBN: 0-00-825694-2 / 978-0-00-825694-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The 1,000-Year-Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The 1,000-Year-Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The 1,000-Year-Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The 1,000-Year-Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The 1000 Year Old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
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January 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The 1,000-year-old Boy
Author(s): Ross Welford
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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