Transformed - recent changes
Worried - family bereavement
Too old? - lost dreams
From award-winning broadcaster and comedian Christian O’Connell comes Radio Boy, a brilliant, fresh and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show…broadcast from his shed.
Meet Spike, aka Radio Boy: a new Adrian Mole on the radio for the internet generation.
Spike’s your average awkward 11-year-old; funny, cheeky and with a mum to reckon with. When he becomes the first presenter ever to be sacked from hospital radio, he decides to carry on from a makeshift studio in the garden shed with the help of his best friends Artie and Holly, disguising his voice and going by the moniker Radio Boy!
Week by week, word gets around and soon Spike is a star…if only people knew it was actually him. When Spike begins to believe his own hype, and goes too far with his mocking of the school headmaster, a hunt is launched for the mysterious Radio Boy.
Can Spike remain anonymous? Will he get to marry the girl of his dreams, Katherine Hamilton? Will he become famous and popular?
Aimed at middle-grade readers, Radio Boy contains a big-hearted message: all children have a superpower, which they just need to find – and with technology, they can do anything with a little perseverance!
Christian O’Connell is a multi-award-winning broadcaster (including 11 gold Sony awards) who hosts commercial radio’s biggest breakfast show on Absolute Radio, with over 3 million listeners. He is also a touring stand-up comedian with several sold out tours and three critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows. Christian was inspired to write a children’s book by reading to his own kids and his two daughters were his 'editors', deciding what worked and what didn’t. He was also inspired by his own long and difficult journey to becoming a radio DJ.
Radio Boy is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books and is available to buy online and from all good booksellers.
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