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Product description

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel – and the bestselling hardback children’s debut of 2014 – from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone. “I wish I had better parents!” Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’. But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…Illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Jim Field.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007554485

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date published

June 4th, 2015

Lexile measure

650L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 6.0 points

Other details

  • 384 pages

Condition

New

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  1. Annie
    on 12 July 2020

    The best book ever! I loved it…

    5out of 5
  2. J-hope
    on 20 September 2017

    A wonderful and humorous book for children to read.

    5out of 5
  3. snowflake246
    on 4 June 2016

    so far so good anyone can read this,I’m currently reading this

    5out of 5
  4. loopyjuice
    on 29 September 2015

    I think that this book was brilliantly amazing! It was quite funny and you could really get to know Barry (the main character). It is awesome and I would recommend it to most people above the age of 8.

    5out of 5