Alfie Pluck discovers the REAL meaning of 'luck' in this laugh-out-loud stand-alone novel from Jamie Rix.
For twenty five years, Jamie Rix has combined a career in television as a director, writer and producer with writing for children. He has worked on a wide variety of comedy programmes including the BAFTA winning The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, as well as the British Comedy Award winning Faith in the Future and most recently the BBC sitcoms My Hero and Not Going Out. He continues writing for television and film, as well as writing books for children of all ages.
Rix's book about a boy who eats a lucky chicken is one of the funniest adventures I've read for some time. It's a tale that has elements of the picaresque and the shaggy dog, and its crazy twists will make children of 9+ laugh a lot - THE TIMES - Amanda CraigConsistently funny but with occasional Dahl-esque moments of cruelty to keep readers on their toes, Jamie Rix's The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck is a real find - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Nick TuckerRix is a fan of Roald Dahl and that is clear in the adult characters who are mainly stupid, greedy, cruel or all three. There's plenty of action to keep young readers interested and lots of knowing nudge-and-wink asides for parents and teachers too - WRITE AWAY - Nikki Gamble,We're firmly in eccentric territory here with the unfortunate Alfie...young readers will find more than enough giggles in this frenetic adventure that manages to suggest that all good fortune has a darker side too' - THE DAILY MAIL - Sally MorrisFast, funny and off-beat, making it ideal reading for older primary-phase boys - BOOKTRUSTMade me laugh out loud almost as frequently as turning the page - LISA BODENHAM-MASON BLOGA completely bonkers story which is a real page turner. There are many twists and turns along the way and you will love Alfie who has real pluck and courage - WATERSTONES ONLINE - Sharon Ansdell MillerThis b