We are so excited to be publishing Max Counts to a Million by Jeremy Williams next month – a poignant, uplifting story that reflects the experiences shared by so many during the Covid pandemic and celebrates how ordinary people accomplish epic things. The author, Jeremy Williams, has only ever wanted to be a writer. Today he writes serious books for adults and less serious books for children. He still doesn’t have quite enough books.
Sometimes, just keeping on going makes you a hero.
Eight-year-old Max is counting to a million. Normally, school or having anything interesting to do would get in the way, but school is shut and everyone has to stay home because the UK is in its first lockdown. Max’s dad works at the hospital and counting helps Max with missing him, but as the pandemic progresses and Max’s grandad journeys through his own battle with the virus, what starts as a distraction turns into record-breaking effort that brings Max’s community together.
Read an extract from Max Counts to a Million below:
Max Counts to a Million will be published on 3rd March 2022. You can pre-order your copy from Waterstones here, Bookshop.org here, or from Amazon here.
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