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The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, Rob Biddulph

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Jenny Pearson, Rob Biddulph

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

Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face. Because Freddie's journey wasn't meant to involve the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn't expect to end up on national television in a supergirl costume. But journeys never take you where you think they will...

4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
5 Jun 2020

"The comic invention never flags in Pearson’s debut novel"

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Cue a road trip to Wales with his two best friends Ben and Charlie and a series of misadventures involving an onion-eating contest, some valuable jewellery stolen on Antiques Roadshow and a boy dressed as Supergirl. The comic invention never flags in Pearson’s debut novel. At one point, our three heroes end up riding a small child’s bike and a tandem from Barry to St David’s while wearing choirboy cassocks, and this is just one of the many absurd situations that afford wonderful sight-gag opportunities for illustrator Rob Biddulph. Yet there is poignancy here, too, to offset the laughs.