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The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

an epic time-travel adventure from the author of smash hit Fairytale

About The Book

Turn the page, share the adventure in an out-of-this world story from bestselling author, Ben Miller.

‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’
Ruth Jones

'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible'
Alexander Armstrong

'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans

Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw . . . He can't control his temper!

So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it’s not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realize that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for...

An epic time-travel story of twists and trouble, from master storyteller Ben Miller, with beautiful illustrations from Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.

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Praise for Ben Miller:
'A magical adventure' Sunday Express on The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
'Great for reading aloud' The Week Junior on The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone on The Night I Met Father Christmas
'Fabulous' Sunday Express on The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh on The Night I Met Father Christmas
'Each of [Ben’s] five books is joyous and thoughtful' Red Magazine

About The Author

David Reiss

Ben Miller is the bestselling author of magical stories for the whole family: The Night I Met Father Christmas, The Boy Who Made the World Disappear, The Day I Fell into a FairytaleHow I Became a Dog Called Midnight, Diary of a Christmas Elf, and The Night We Got Stuck in a Story. He is an actor, director, and comedian best known for The Armstrong & Miller Show, the Johnny English and Paddington films, BBC’s Death in Paradise, and recent Netflix smash Bridgerton.

About The Illustrator

Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini is an illustrator whose work has appeared in galleries worldwide. She studied fine arts in Milan before moving to London to study photography. Daniela’s contemporary take on classic style allows her to take on some very challenging picture books; The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen and Animals Marco Polo Saw by Sandra Markle attracted much industry acclaim.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (April 2, 2020)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471172670
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’

– Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible'

– Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Wonderful, funny, magical'

– Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

‘A magical adventure’

– Sunday Express on The Day I Fell into a Fairytale

‘Great for reading aloud’

– Week Junior on The Day I Fell into a Fairytale

'Each of [Ben’s] five books is joyous and thoughtful'

– Red Magazine

'Fabulous'

– Sunday Express on The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

‘A fire-side gem of a story’

– Abi Elphinstone on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure'

– Philip Ardagh on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘Clever and amusing’

– Sunday Times on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘A delightful tale for kids both small and big'

– My Weekly on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Utterly festive and charming'

– BookTrust on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘A beautifully illustrated take on the classic tale by comedian Ben Miller’

– Best Magazine on The Night I Met Father Christmas

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