Ben Brooks is the author of the bestselling and ground-breaking Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different, which was the winner of Children's Book of the Year at the National Book Awards. The Impossible Boy is his first novel for children. He lives in Bulgaria.
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. Brooks gently but effectively negotiates these subjects through a story that is quirky, amusing and fun. * Woman's Way * It's one thing to invent a friend, quite another when he actually appears. With Sebastian around, impossible things keep happening, and the Institute of Unreality wants to know why. * The i newspaper * This is an unusual, gripping story full of 'edge of the seat moments'. * Primary Times * 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 * A magical festive adventure celebrating the power of friendship and the imagination. * EVENT Magazine - The Daily Mail * A magical and festive adventure with an extraordinary cast of characters. It is full of empathy, friendship and fun. * South Wales Evening Post * A satisfying mix of quirky humour and all-action adventure in a tale about the power of friends * The Sunday Express S Magazine * Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.....A true gift for a reader -- Lucy Timmons * Just Imagine Website * A fast-moving, quirky, adventure story.... Great fun! * Carousel * A must read for all children (big and small) aged 7+ and to any who love a laugh out loud book that pushes all senses of the imagination to their limits. It is a masterpiece of creativity and empathy rolled into one big feelgood tale. * The Reading Zone *