The Small Things

Lisa Thompson, illustrated by Hannah Coulson
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Inspired by a true story, a groundbreaking robot helps friendship blossom in this poignant and uplifting novella from bestseller Lisa Thompson.

Anna's anxious when she's picked to befriend the new girl in her class. For a start, Ellie is ill and can't come to school herself. So Anna has to communicate with her through a new kind of robot. But Anna is also worried that her life's too small and boring to be of interest to her new friend. Compared to the other girls, she doesn't have anything exciting to talk about and so when Ellie asks her a question, a little white lie pops out. Then another and another. When Ellie finds out the truth, can their friendship survive …?

Inspired by a true story, a groundbreaking robot helps friendship blossom in this poignant and uplifting novella from bestseller Lisa Thompson.

Author bio:

Lisa Thompson is a children's novelist and the author of the best-selling The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar. The Goldfish Boy was a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781781129647
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: August 2021
Page Extent: 104
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)