Runaway Robot

One bionic boy. One rogue robot. Can they help each other out? When Alfie goes to Airport Lost Property, he finds more than he bargained for. There’s a giant robot called Eric hidden on the shelves! Eric has lost one leg and half his memory. He’s super strong, but also super clumsy. Oh – and he thinks he’s the latest state-of-the-art technology, when actually he’s ancient and obsolete. Thing is, Eric can be dangerous. He spits fire when he’s worried. He’s magnetic when anxious. And he keeps smashing things up by mistake. Oh, and the other thing is: Alfie has his own weird history that’s left him slightly broken up. Can Alfie save Eric from the scrapheap? And can these unlikely buddies fix each other?

  • A heartwarming new delight by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • Special early paperback just for Scholastic customers
  • Frank has won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize
  • His many books include Millions, Cosmic and Framed

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    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Frank Cottrell Boyce is an author, screenwriter and writer of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony! His first children’s book Millions won the Carnegie medal, and was made into a film by Danny Boyle. He used to run a Punch and Judy show, earning a fortune in small change, and just like Damian in Millions, he is a Catholic who is fascinated by stories of the saints.

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    Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Millions.

  • Awards

    Winner of the Sainsbury’s Book Award for The Nothing To See Here Hotel.

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