Boolar's Big Day Out by Sally Gardner
Tales from the Box, Book 2

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Boolar decides he's going to join the puppet theatre and he secures himself the leading role of Tom Thumb. When he also falls head-over-heels in love with the smallest fairy in the cast, things look great in Boolar's life. But the fairy comes with strings attached and theatre life is not nearly as glamorous as it looks. Fortunately for Boolar his toy family is there for him in this reassuring story of discovery and growing up.

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Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade , which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books.She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes.Her fourth novel, The Double Shadow will be published in November 2011.Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for Dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it's not a disability, but a gift.
Published November 3, 2003 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 120 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when Boolar, the best food gatherer, joins a puppet troupe to take the place of a missing Tom Thumb, food gathering is thwarted and the little group’s survival looks bleak indeed.

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