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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?

Meet the Author - Stewart Foster

Stewart Foster is the author of the critically-acclaimed Adult novel, We Used to be Kings (Jonathan Cape, 2013). He was one of the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction for 2014.

Stewart studied at Bath Spa University and continues to live in Bath. His special interests include running, football and music.

On 15th May he is taking part in the 5k Superhero Run at Regent’s Park to raise money for Starlight who grant wishes to seriously and terminally ill children.

Also by Stewart Foster

We Used to be Kings

We Used to Be Kings - Stewart Foster

Six years ago Tom's brother died. The next day he came back. It's Tom and Jack's 18th birthday, but it isn't a cause for celebration.

For the past three years they've been in a home for troubled children, where Dr Smith tries to silence the voice of Jack in Tom's head.

But Tom's already lost his brother once, he's not going to lose him again. And so they will have to pretend Jack has gone....