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When Billy Pickles' dad leaves home to live in New York, he gives Billy a moneybox. Billy's not sure where to put in the money, and not sure why his dad has left.Then Billy goes to New York to visit his father and his Italian grandmother, and discovers the secret of his magic moneybox. In a wonderful adventure, he takes Mighty Mamma on a helicopter ride, cracks open a safe, solves a kidnap mystery - and gets to know his dad again.Read by Andrew Sachs
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Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD.Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.AuthorReview:
Review of the MAGICAL CHILDREN series: 'All have satisfying stories, scintillatingly crisp sound effects and lively, humour-filled readings.' * THE TIMES * Gardner's illustrations add to the quirky humour of the book. She captures the New York characters perfectly even down to their hand gestures. * INIS MAGAZINE * An engaging, magical and often touching story that comes highly recommended. * LOVEREADING4KIDS * A swift-paced adventure, crammed with dialogue and neatly sewn up." * JUNIOR MAGAZINE *
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Book Description Orion Children's Books, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0752866915