Finn Jones Was Here


by Green, Simon James, Jamieson, Jennifer | Reading age: from c 8 years
Published 11/05/2023 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

ISBN: 9780702303647 Category:


One of Sunday Times’ best children’s books for summer


A funny, heartbreaking story about life and loss, and

making every second count.

Eric’s best friend, Finn Jones, was the world’s biggest prankster.

Now Eric can’t believe Finn’s not here anymore. …Or is


Eric seems to be getting messages from beyond the grave, and as

he follows Finn’s wild, cryptic instructions, his hope grows that

he’ll find Finn laughing at the end.

The journey also brings memories – and a truth that seems impossible

to accept.

Simon James Green is the award-winning author of books like Sleepover

Takeover and The Life of Riley: Beginner’s

Luck, which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Prize.

This story blends hilarity with heart, perfect for fans of books

by Helen Rutter, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ben Bailey Smith and Ross


Hilarious illustrations throughout by Jennifer



Sleepover Takeover

‘This is a fantastically funny, exciting, unexpected, and

sometimes touching, mystery thriller’ BookTrust

‘A funny madcap mystery adventure perfect for fans of Danny

Wallace’s THE DAY THE SCREENS WENT BLANK or Charlie Higson’s WORST.

HOLIDAY. EVER.’ LoveReading 4 Kids

Life Of Riley: Beginner’s Luck

‘This funny, gentle story is packed with snappy humour and

hilarious characters.’ BookTrust

‘Though the laughs are sustained from start to finish, there

is some depth to the drama in Life of Riley, too. The characterisation

is original and refreshing.’ Books For Keeps

‘This funny, gentle story is packed with snappy humour and

hilarious characters. You can’t help but love Riley, a brilliant,

witty, world-weary kid and long-suffering underdog. There’s

a lovely message about being grateful for all the things

that you have and for appreciating the people who support you, no

matter what. Perfect for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans or children

about to start secondary school, though there’s a lot of fun

to be had for grown ups here too.’ LoveReading

4 Kids

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg