The Night Bus Hero


From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. Told from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.

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Rauf’s latest has a quite brilliant premise in which the bully, not the bullied, tells his tale. A thought-provoking and often very funny story which constantly plays with reader expectations. ― i Published On: 2020-10-17

A hopeful, sensitive page-turner that proves that no one is ever a lost cause. — Nicolette Jones ― The Times Published On: 2020-11-28

Rauf is a remarkable storyteller – ‘The Boy at The Back of The Class’ is a must read – and this is another thought-provoking, well-written novel. Age 9+ — Sarah Webb ― Published On: 2020-12-12

Rauf’s books tackle challenging subjects and this is no exception, illuminating both the tragedy of homelessness and the power of unseen acts of kindness in our midst. — Sarah Mallon ― The Scotsman Published On: 2020-12-12

Onjali Q. Rauf won a raft of awards for The Boy At The Back Of The Class and she returns with The Night Bus Hero. In this lively, entertaining read, an unsettling encounter with a homeless man sets school bully Hector on the trail of robbers. — Charlotte Heathcote and Emma Lee-Potter ― Daily Express Published On: 2020-12-18

About the Author

Onjali Q. Raúf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. She is also the founder of O’s Refugee Aid Team, which provides support for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk.

She is an award-winning and best-selling author of books for children that tackle the issues of today. Her titles include The Boy at the Back of the ClassThe Star Outside My WindowThe Night Bus Hero, and The Lion Above the Door.

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Onjali Q. Raúf

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Ideal age

9 Years and up