Sharon Cohen longlisted for Branford Boase 2018

5th February 2018|Literary Awards

Sharon Cohen’s debut children’s novel, Starman and Me has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018.

The Branford Boase Award aims to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, and is given annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The shortlist will be published on 2nd May 2018.

The Starman and Me explores where we have come from and where we are moving to - it’s about the magic of DNA, the power of identity, and the importance of caring for each other.

Twelve-year-old Kofi first spots the prehistoric human on a supermarket roundabout. He is small and dark and curled into a tight ball. His name is Rorty Thrutch and he has zero memory of how he ended up in the unexceptional village of Bradborough, or why he’s being hunted… Kofi soon finds out that Rorty can do amazing things. He can copy, paste and delete objects, using only the power of his mind. This is the discovery of the century and mad, greedy scientists will stop at nothing to track him down.

Kofi and best friend Janie are on a mission. Not only must they protect Rorty, but they have to find his missing girlfriend Pogsy Blue, too. Our prehistoric ancestors have crashed headlong into the 21st century and time is running out to save them…

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The Starman and Me

The Starman and Me

Quercus, 2017