Some summers were made for growing up…
Dundee, 1917. When his father goes to fight in the war, 11-year-old James is sent to live with his mill-town relatives and his cousin, Billy. In this unfamiliar world of poverty, bullying, and uncertainty, James fights to be accepted and learns the true value of friendship and family.
‘The God of All Small Boys is the one who grows trees, with branches in just the right places, so we can climb right to the top. He invented fireworks and dogs and sticks and horses and muddy puddles. And he lets us find secret places… like this!’
Praise for The God of All Small Boys
Touching, funny and firmly rooted on the jute-ridden streets of the Scottish mill-town, The God of All Small Boys was one of only three shortlisted for the 2015 Dundee Great War Children’s Book Prize.
Carnegie Medal winner Theresa Breslin described it as a “beautifully written, refreshingly direct and clear—meticulously researched” novel, set in “a rich and atmospheric world that is solid yet haunting.”
Author, Helen Sedgwick, described it simply as “brilliant”.