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Alfie isn’t an old head on young shoulders. He really is a thousand years old. He’s lived, laughed and loved through centuries – and now he’s tired. Like, how do you keep life interesting when you’ve been around since Viking times? (Yawn.) Nobody knows how Alfie feels. Nobody believes his story. He’s tired of life. All he wants is to curl up and hide. But when everything he loves is burned up in a fire and the modern world comes crashing in, the world’s oldest boy has to make a new start…

  • By the author of Time Travelling with a Hamster
  • A powerful, original story of friendship and courage
  • Ross Welford is a fresh and hugely acclaimed talent
  • He has been shortlisted for fourteen major book awards

“An original, surprising, moving and compelling read – I loved it.” M.G. Leonard

“Delightful, charming and filled with humour. This is a unique and uplifting tale.” Peter Bunzl

Product Details






HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

January 4th, 2018

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.1; Middle years; 11.0 points

Other details
  • 400 pages


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  1. neckhEaD
    on 15 May 2019

    1000 yr old bOi

    tbh it was fantastic i love ross in the book the character he played was amazing and i loved his dog* biffles !

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