Shortlisted for the Waterstones children’s book prize 2015
I’m Dan Hope, and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.
I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want to be the first eleven-year old to land on the moon. I want my dog to stop eating the plants and throwing them up on the carpet.
And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.
Dan Hope is no ordinary eleven-year-old. After his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, everything got a bit topsy-turvy. Now he’s on a quest to make things right, starting with getting his dad to love him again.