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The Impossible Boy - Ben Brooks

The Impossible Boy - Ben Brooks

We have books № 10 and 13 of only 30 signed copies hand-numbered and prepublication dated by Ben.

Title: The Impossible Boy

Author:  Ben Brooks

ISBN:  9781786540997

Weight:  853 g

Numbered and prepublication dated signed first edition, first printing



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Our price:  £27.95

The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks

Believe in the impossible – a magical story celebrating the power of imagination, from the bestselling author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat.  Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy.  ‘My name’s Sebastian Cole,’ he said.  ‘But you already know that.’

When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears – very much real – in their secret den.

Sebastian isn’t like the rest of their classmates.  He’s never eaten pizza, he’s not sure what goose bumps are, and he has a satchel that seems to hold an endless supply of hot ice cream.

But as the trio begin their adventures, more impossible things keep happening, from a runaway goat appearing at school to a sighting of some snowwomen walking down the road.  Things soon take a turn for the dangerous when the three friends are pursued by the mysterious Institute of Unreality, who want to capture and erase Sebastian, restoring order to the world

With the help of a cowboy gardener, an imprisoned scientist, and the rest of their class, can Emma and Oleg protect their new friend and keep the magic of the impossible alive, just in time for Christmas?

After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks’ first children’s novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream.

Peer & Press Reviews

Ben Brooks’s imagination knows no bounds as he takes the reader on a hilarious adventure.  The wild and crazy ride hurtles us on a wave of emotions and nail-biting situations.  Each character is brought to life with ease and exuberance as we eagerly follow the storylines that interweave.  Yet, there is an undertone of understanding to the difficulties that lie behind each of these characters’ lives – a nod at the fact that we should never really judge a book by its cover.

The Reading Zone

This is an interesting story whose real value lies in the difficult subjects it touches on – broken homes, overcoming anxiety and facing an uncertain future being three of its central themes.

Publishers Association

There is much discussion in the teacher world at the moment about children developing character and resilience.  This book is a perfect accompaniment to this idea.  I for one will be investing in this book for our KS2 classrooms and, of course, for my nieces and nephews.  Sebastian’s positivity, joie de vivre and adventurous spirit are infectious and much needed: as he said, …to be alive is a wonderful adventure, make every second count.

Lucy Timmons, Just Imagine Website

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Impossible Boy
Illustrator George Ermos
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

Quercus Children’s Books produced this book with both a red and a green cover.  Our books are as follows: #10 has a green cover and #13 has a red cover.

Ben Brooks has hand-numbered and dated both books on the title page.

Available numbers Choice of 10 or 13 [of 30, subject to availability]
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Dated 3.10.19 [prepublication]
Ephemera Comes with a bookmark
Book Stats
Publisher Hachette Children’s Group
Imprint Quercus Children’s Books
Age guide 09+
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781786540997
ISBN 10 1786540991
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 279
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 162 x 27mm

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