Horace 012. That's what's written on the label attached to the old teddy bear Joel finds in a skip. When an antiques expert then visits his school, he discovers it's worth a small fortune! It's exactly what his cash-strapped family need - but how does Joel feel about the possible sudden wealth? He's got enough to cope with already - what with dealing with his family and with his first-ever girlfriend-
"d'Lacey has shown in the past that he has a brilliant ear for domestic dialogue, and that's on display once again in this surefooted account of what happens when a boy acquires a teddy bear worth thousands of pounds. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope it gets the attention it deserves"
"Chris D'Lacey is a supremely professional writer, able to slip into a storytelling groove that will keep younger teenagers happy to the last page . . . A charming story"
"A wonderful story . . . The characters are so real that you care about what happens to them"
"A heart-warming story"
"An enjoyable tale . . . Reads very naturally"