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The Man Who Ate His Boots

The Man Who Ate His Boots

The Man Who Ate His Boots

Aisha Bushby - franklin statue spilsby

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Sir John Franklin Statue, Spilsby


With an overview of Sir John Franklin’s life, the work focuses on his 1819 expedition to the Arctic Ocean.


It includes facts and a short, fictionalised account of one part of his journey, with inspiration from the diary of one his fellow travellers, George Back.


Written by ...
Aisha Bushby

Aisha Bushby was born in Bahrain and has lived in Kuwait, England and Canada. Now she mostly lives in the worlds of her children’s books.

Her debut novel A Pocketful of Stars was longlisted for the Carnegie medal and shortlisted for the Branford Boase.

Aisha’s books are always full of heart and a sprinkling of magic.

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Voice Actor – Saffiah Sanders-Bailey

Voice Actor – Marcus Houden