The Day I Got Trapped In My Brain
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“ Ridiculously funny.” – Derek Landy, author of Skulduggery Pleasant“A book full of heart, warmth and humour” – Irish IndependentMeet Frankie Finkleton. Age 11 and one-twelfth, Frankie has a BIG secret! Well, lots of secrets, actually:
Frankie has a world inside her head called THOUGHTOPOLIS – you just go through the eyeball, right at the skull, past the brain stuff, and then second door on the right! It’s great fun, full of weird-and-wonderful places and creatures, and together, she, Fred and Blue go on adventures. Until one day, Frankie gets trapped, and has to uncover a secret hidden deep within if she is to get back to the Real World. But when the truth changes everything, will Frankie want to go back? HELP!
- Amy Huberman is an acclaimed script writer, novelist and actor, this is her debut children’s novel.
- Brimming with charm and magic, and the funny insight of Inside Out, The Day I Got Trapped in My Brain is a must-read for readers aged 8+.
- Beautifully illustrated in two-styles by Katie Kear.
- Amy has written two bestselling books for adults, Hello Heartbreak and I Wished For You.
More praise for The Day I Got Trapped In My Brain:“Exciting, fantastical and adventurous” says Anoushka, The Week Junior’s Summer of Reading 2023“A truly special story, told with Huberman’s characteristic humour, empathy and charm. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper Trilogy“I WISH I had this brilliant, funny, hopeful and meaningful book when I was 9. It spins us through all sorts with laughs, adventure and a brilliant lead character you want to be. Kids big and small will love this book.” - Aisling Bea, Comedian“A beautiful & funny book with real heart” - Roisin Conaty, Comedian“I got trapped in my brain once and it was really boring. Thankfully, this story is nothing like that! It’s a world-skipping, seven-star snail hotel, giant-eyed dog kind of a book. FABULOUSLY FUN AND INVENTIVE!” - Steven Butler, author of The Nothing To See Here Hotel “I read it over and over. Lovely stuff.” – Chris O’Dowd, Actor and author of Moone Boy
Our September 2022 Ages 7-8 Book of the Month
Our book of the month pick for 7+ is The Day I Got Trapped in my Brain. Amy Huberman’s debut children’s novel is a hilarious story brimming with charm and magic. Age 11 and one-twelfth, Frankie has a big secret – she may just be a teeny bit magic! Frankie has a weird-and-wonderful world inside her head “Thoughtopolis” full of amazing creatures and places to adventure, with brother Fred and dog Blue! Until one day she gets trapped, and has to uncover a secret hidden deep within if she is to get back to the real world! But when the truth changes everything, will Frankie want to go back?
Children are sure to engage with this title, with a humorous storyline and a whacky world to get lost in, further improving reading ability and allowing their imagination to run wild! With brilliant illustration from Katie Kear this title will aid in encouraging creativity and is sure to have children designing worlds of their own!
September 1st, 2022
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AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 11.0 points