Two bothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma how to spend it in the few days before it becomes ... read full description below.
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||4 April 2004 by Pan Macmillan
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||By Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Illustrated by Lenton, Steven
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WINNER OF THE 2005 CARNEGIE MEDALFrank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure!Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank robbers are closing in too.Pizzas or World Peace - what would you choose?Includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton.
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Frank Cottrell Boyce is an established British screenwriter whose credits include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and 24 Hour Party People. A movie of Millions directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) releases 2004 with a paperback tie-in.