Children's Book of the Month
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"Brimming with heart and soul, The Bubble Boy is a life-affirming story of a boy with super-sized dreams who longs for a chance to be brave. Simply wonderful’
Jenn Bennett, author of Night Owls
The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster
‘I wish I could go outside and walk with the people down the street. They might just be going to work but I’d love to walk with them in the sun or in the rain and I’d talk to them without worrying that I might die every time I take a breath.’
Joe Grant wants to be an ordinary eleven-year-old. He does ordinary things. He watches films with his sister. He jokes around with his best friend. He has Science lessons.
But Joe is far from ordinary. The only way he can watch films is in the safety of his hospital room, with its beeping machines. The only way he can see his best friend is via Skype. And the only way he can learn is through a screen.
Joe’s condition means he’s not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his ‘bubble’. But then someone new enters his world and Joe is given opportunities he had previously only dreamt of. But are they worth the risk?
Also by Stewart Foster
We Used to be Kings
We Used to be Kings - Stewart Foster