The Late Crew: Win this super story about young carers... and aliens

We're giving away five copies of Rab Ferguson's brilliant sci-fi tale.

The front cover of The Late Crew

Tyler cares for his mother with M.E. and his autistic brother Levi - but that sometimes means he and other young carers are late for school!

One day, when they're all in detention, something very unusual happens... a spaceship crashes into their school!

That's not all, because inside the ship is a four-legged lizard-like alien who needs help looking after his egg. But a creature called The Slime has taken over the headteacher, and he wants the egg too...

Utterly charming, we think young readers will quickly get sucked into The Late Crew by Rab Ferguson, which thoughtfully deals with issues faced by young carers.

We have five copies up for grabs, so if you fancy getting your hands on one, simply answer the question below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Monday, 15 August. Good luck!

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The Late Crew: Win this super story about young carers... and aliens

What is the name of the creature that takes over Tyler's headteacher in The Late Crew? *

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Monday, 15 August 2022.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

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