The 1,000 Year Old Boy

Alfie isn’t an old head on young shoulders. He really is a thousand years old. He’s lived, laughed and loved through centuries – and now he’s tired. Like, how do you keep life interesting when you’ve been around since Viking times? (Yawn.) Nobody knows how Alfie feels. Nobody believes his story. He’s tired of life. All he wants is to curl up and hide. But when everything he loves is burned up in a fire and the modern world comes crashing in, the world’s oldest boy has to make a new start…

  • By the author of Time Travelling with a Hamster
  • A powerful, original story of friendship and courage
  • Ross Welford is a fresh and hugely acclaimed talent
  • He has been shortlisted for fourteen major book awards

“An original, surprising, moving and compelling read – I loved it.” M.G. Leonard

“Delightful, charming and filled with humour. This is a unique and uplifting tale.” Peter Bunzl

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    Winner of the Awesome Book Award for Time Travelling with a Hamster.

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