Philip Ridley Zip's Apollo

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Zip's Apollo

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Zip Jingle has lived most of his life in the forest with his family. So his recent move with his mum and little brother to Yet To Be Named Street in New Town, where even the trees and grass are plastic, is a shock. The magic has gone out of their lives and none of them know how to get it back. Until one day, Zip and his baby brother Newt bring home a shopping trolley from the supermarket and Apollo', as Newt names the trolley, starts to communicate with them Through Apollo, Zip and his family learn to see the magic in life again and come to terms with the loss that has affected them all.

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A clever, captivating novel about a trolley that comes to life. A treat for confident readers. -- Daily Mirror, 1 August 2005

Ridley's fast-moving prose has the zing of rap music, and his ebullient imagination is firmly rooted in telling characterisation. -- The Independent, 22 July 2005

About the Author:

Philip Ridley was born in the East End where he still lives and works. As well as three books and four stage plays for adults, he wrote the highly acclaimed screenplay for The Krays feature film and directed two films of his own screenplays. Including ZIP'S APOLLO, Philip has written twelve children's books including KRINDLEKRAX (winner of the Smarties Prize and the W.H. Smith Book Award), KASPER IN THE GLITTER (nominated for the Whitbread Children's Book Award) and SCRIBBLEBOY (shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal).

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