A boy hopes to get his father back with his family after he leaves them to live with another woman.
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting.
I want to be the first eleven-year-old to land on the moon. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.
Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now - even stranger - his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back.
But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan fears that his most important wish will never come true... Until he starts to realize that sometimes your real family aren't always the people you share your name with.
NOTE : Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlist 2015
NOTE : Book banded by Peters.