Troubador William the Hedgehog Boy

Released: 28/05/2017

ISBN: 9781788037471

eISBN: 9781788031301

Format: Paperback/eBook

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William the Hedgehog Boy

How one incident can change everything

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When William, a lonely, young schoolboy with a quick temper, comes across a group of boys hurling sticks at a defenceless hedgehog, he bravely chases them off and takes the injured animal to the vets. After nursing the hedgehog, who he names Lucky, back to health, William is heartbroken when the vet explains that he must release her back into the wild.

As Lucky journeys back to her den, she encounters a hideous monster with sharp, jagged teeth. Eventually, battered and bruised, Lucky finds a new den in a large pile of firewood, perfect for hibernation. Meanwhile, William finds himself in trouble, almost being killed by a speeding car, knocking cans of paint over his stepdad’s precious car and waking his parents in the dead of night in his efforts to find Lucky. School isn’t any better, as the school bully is making William’s life miserable. Then a surprise phone call changes everything for William, and in a thrilling climax, he is called into heroic action. Will it be enough to save a young boy and his best friend?

Told from the viewpoint of a young boy and a rescued hedgehog, William the Hedgehog Boy contains a useful section with information about how to protect hedgehogs. Through the story, Robert hopes to inform young readers about the dangers faced by hedgehogs, especially on Bonfire Night when they like to make their dens in bonfires in readiness for hibernation.

Inspired by the work of Michael Morpurgo and Dick King Smith, William the Hedgehog Boy will be enjoyed by readers aged 9-11 with an interest in wildlife. It will also appeal to organisations that promote hedgehog welfare.

William the Hedgehog Boy official launch on Saturday 24th June- Great success supported by friends, neighbours and the general public. Superb atmosphere throughout. 60 books purchased and signed and lots of photos taken. Very exciting event.

WTHB on prominent display in foyles Bookshop Birmingham.

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Robert Brown

Robert enjoys writing and reading his stories to children in schools and libraries. He is currently working on the sequel to William the Hedgehog Boy. Besides writing his other interests include live theatre and comedy,(Edinburgh Fringe) birdwatching, supporting Stoke City Football Club and following the England cricket team. He first met his wife whilst at Nantwich Grammar School and they have spent their married lives teaching in the West Midlands.

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