The Unforgotten Coat

Chingis and his brother really want to fit in at their new school in Liverpool. They’re Mongolian refugees, and being accepted is their no. 1 priority (even if this means being a little vague with the truth). When Julie makes friends with them, she soon realises that they have a secret they’re not sharing. And then they disappear… Years later, a grown-up Julie looks back on that summer friendship, browsing through old Polaroid snaps. Can she work out what was fantasy, and what was not?

  • Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
  • By Carnegie Medal winner Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Illustrated with startlingly real Polaroid photos
  • Based on the true story of a deported refugee

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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.


    Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Millions.

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