A prizewinning ten-year-old has become one of the UK’s youngest published authors.

Frasier Cox, from Brighton, won the Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition in 2017 and as a result will see his book hit the shelves from today.

There’s A Boy Just Like Me beat more than 1,300 other entrants to scoop the top prize last year.

Frasier, who suffers from autism, wrote the story which follows the friendship shared between himself and a hypothetical refugee child. He says the tale was written to remind people that we are all human.

The book is also set to help a global charity, with proceeds from each book sale going to Save the Children.

Helen D’Oyley, partnerships and philanthropy director at Save The Children, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Book People on the release of Frasier’s fantastic book, which sensitively raises awareness for other children the plight of refugee children around the world.

It was Frasier himself who chose Save The Children.

He said it brought him “great joy” to know his work would be making a difference.

He said: “I love reading and writing stories and to know that my book will be read by children all over the country and help raise funds for the charity I chose, Save The Children, makes me very proud.”

The story, which features images by Alison Brown, ends with the message: “As humans we share an incredible link and though we are different I definitely think his family and people are misunderstood, if we could find friendship our world would be good.”

Claudia Winkleman – of Strictly Come Dancing fame – was the head judge at the competition.

Speaking of the winning entry, she said: “Frasier’s story is incredibly touching and thought provoking and it’s absolutely remarkable a ten-year-old boy has written such a thoughtful story.”

Little Tiger is the company publishing the book and, as part of his competition win, Frasier was invited to work with its editors and designers in putting his book together.

It was an experience he said he very much enjoyed.

Asked what he hopes people will learn from his book, Frasier said: “ I hope people will put themselves in these refugees’ shoes and just imagine you had to abandon everything just because of some silly war.

“Then when you finally get away in a whole other country but instead of the government showing compassion and understanding to their situation, they are left in camps.

“The actions done to these unlucky people is appalling and I hope my book will help people understand the hardships refugees go through and that we are all human.”

There’s A Boy Just Like Me is available to purchase from today, exclusively at The Book People’s website.