Sat, 19 June 2021

11:00 am - 11:45 am BST

Inkspots with Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Author of Millions and Noah’s Gold

No teachers, no phones, and a mysterious treasure map. A geography school trip has gone very wrong! Join Frank Cottrell-Boyce to hear where the story goes.

Eleven-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister’s geography school trip, only to end up marooned with five other kids on an uninhabited island. With no adults and no food, it looks like Noah has landed in disaster. But then Noah uncovers a treasure map and the gang go in search of gold…

This new story from the bestselling author of Runaway Robot and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels is a heart-warming tale which shows how even the smallest people can save the day and survive without technology by working together.

As a successful screenwriter who frequently collaborates with Michael Winterbottom and Danny Boyle, Frank brings the excitement of the cinema to his beloved children’s books.

In this livestream event, Frank will read from his new book before answering your questions. Sure to be packed with mystery and laughs, this is the perfect talk for adventurers aged 8 and up.


Inkspots is a new series of free, weekly livestream events connecting young minds with their favourite authors and storytellers. Join live on Saturday mornings or watch a replay at your leisure.

This event is held in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life. You can find out more about their work, access their resources and donate here.

Cover copyright © Steven Lenton, Macmillan Children’s Books, 2021

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Author and Screenwriter

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is the author of Runaway Robot, Millions, Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. Frank’s first book, Millions, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2004 and he later won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Unforgettable Coat.  Frank is also a highly successful screenwriter whose credits include The Railway Man, Millions, Goodbye Christopher Robin and the 2012 opening ceremony for the London Olympics. He resides in Merseyside with his family.