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Cardboard Cowboys Reviews

Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan

Cardboard Cowboys

Brian Conaghan

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 15 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781526628602

Multi-award-winning author Brian Conaghan's first book for 10+ readers is a future classic brimming with humour and heart

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
1 May 2021

"a beautiful writer who loves to surprise,"

Lenny, who has a talent for poetry, gets little sympathy at home, where his trucker dad and depressed mum feed him stodge and compare him unfavourably with his absent elder brother Frankie, who is spoken of with the reverence of a Catholic martyr...

So far so grim, but then Conaghan, a beautiful writer who loves to surprise, takes this unlikely pair of cowboys on a road trip to the north of the country. And so Bruce becomes the father figure Lenny needs, Lenny the responsibility Bruce craves as their back stories get a slow reveal.