Mark and his friends discover they've lived before. Not only that, they were famous people. But when they find out they've been responsible for several of the world's big problems, Henry Ford, Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein and even a famous racehorse, they try to make amends.
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Mark's dad has always wanted him to be a Somebody, and when a history project gives him the opportunity to go back in time, he discovers that he may indeed have been someone extra special in a past life. But history has a lot to answer for, and Mark and his friends find themselves apologising for some of the world's biggest problems.
Progress, parenthood, friendship and every day life are all given the Morris Gleitzman once over in this witty and insightful little book as he takes a group of ordinary children and turns them into something special for a few days. By injecting a hefty dose of laughter and intelligence into a story about the actions of adults in the past and the problems they created for current and future generations, Gleitzman has in Second Childhood come up trumps and again proves himself to be one of today's most exciting children's writers. --Susan Harrison
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Book Description Puffin, U.S.A., 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Shipped from UK, will dispatch next working day. Bookseller Inventory # 038497
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004508513