By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060733308, 256pp.)
Publication Date: August 2004
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It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem -- they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in -- fast.
A funny, brilliantly clever and utterly thrilling debut novel that is, quite simply, unforgettable.
“Seek out this gold-standard novel as a possible gift for lottery-winner hopefulls of all ages.”
-Time Out New York for Kids
“Sheer fun. Seek out this gold-standard novel as a possible gift for lottery-winner hopefuls of all ages.”
-Time Out New York
“Stunningly original…the concept is immediately booktalkable and the telling is riveting; a book of such wealth—of any kind—is valuable indeed.”
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Written with charm and humor, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice, and generosity.”
-London Sunday Times
“Sweet, fast-paced, and funny.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A joy for readers of all ages.”