Moone Boy: The Blunder Years

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Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in Moone Boy: The Blunder Years, the first in this hilarious, illustrated series.

Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go.

His first attempt is Loopy Lou, a hyperactive goofball who loves writing rubbish rap songs. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's loopiness and decides to trade in his IF for someone a little less wacky. Enter Sean 'Caution' Murphy, an imaginary office clerk in a bad suit with a passion for laziness and a head full of dodgy jokes. Sean is full of tips and tricks to guide Martin through the perils of the playground, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to beating the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!

About Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He has appeared in many films, including Bridesmaids, The Sapphires and This Is 40. He has also starred in cult TV series The IT Crowd, Family Tree and Girls, as well as Moone Boy for Sky, which he wrote and directed with his friend Nick Vincent Murphy. Together with Nick he created the Moone Boy series of books to accompany the TV show with titles including Moone Boy: The Blunder Years and Moone Boy: The Fish Detective. Chris is from Roscommon, Ireland, but is currently based in LA. He studied politics at Dublin University before training at LAMDA.

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Books by Chris O'Dowd

Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective
Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective

Books in the Series

Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual
Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective
Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective

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Moone Boy: Fish Detective activity sheets

Moone Boy: Fish Detective activity sheets

08 June 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

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Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual activity sheets

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12 October 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

Grab your IF (Imaginary Friend) and complete these actvity sheets together.

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