Recounts a girl's memories of two Mongolian brothers who were briefly at her school in Liverpool.
Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia.
NOTE : Based on a true story, Frank Cottrell Boyce, together with 2 Liverpool based photographers, created this book as part of Liverpool's Our Read project. 50,000 free copies were distributed on World Book Day 2011
NOTE : Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2011
NOTE : 'Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2012 Longlist'