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The Super Miraculous Journey of Fredde Yates by Jenny Pearson

The Super Miraculous Journey of Fredde Yates

Jenny Pearson

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Publisher: Usborne
Publication date: 30 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781474974042

The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way.

4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
19 Apr 2020

"this debut novel by a primary school teacher is very funny"

Laughter has to be the current go-to for children’s books. And this debut novel by a primary school teacher is very funny (if not for the stuffy), despite involving the death of a much-loved grandmother, herself a comical character.

It is about a fact-loving boy, Freddie, who travels from Andover to Wales with his two best friends, Ben and Charlie, in search of his birth father. 

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3 stars out of 5
Kitty Empire
10 Mar 2020

"caper of a debut"

Author Jenny Pearson is a primary school teacher in the north-east of England, and if her caper of a debut, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates (illustrated by Rob Biddulph, Usborne), plays a little fast and loose with a deus ex machina, the clue is in the title: “super miraculous”.

Fact fan Freddie and his two buddies, Charlie and Ben, all have reasons to sneak off on an unscheduled trip to Wales: to evade a health regime, or a preening stepmum, or to track down Freddie’s biological dad. Dodging villains and riding rusty girl’s bicycles, this sleuthing-trip-cum-crime-solving spree has all the fizz of Jeremy Strong – and an intervention from the afterlife.