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Sarah Crossan - Author

About the Author

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. She received the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her astonishing novel One, which also won the YA Book Prize,CBI Book of the Year Award and the CliPPA Poetry Award. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. 

Sarah is a judge at the first The National Literacy Poetry Prize"Poetry is the first language we speak. When we are born, we own it and we love it but somehow, along the way, children turn away from this, the most primitive of languages. It's everyone's job to make sure children feel that poetry belongs to them - which is does."

 

Featured books by Sarah Crossan

Other books by Sarah Crossan

Moonrise

Moonrise

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CLiPPA AWARD 2018 'Devastating ... Any reader with a heart will weep buckets' Sunday Times Book of the Week They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth. Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ... From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

Moonrise

Moonrise

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 'Devastating ... Any reader with a heart will weep buckets' Sunday Times Book of the Week They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth. Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ... From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

Die Sprache des Wassers

Die Sprache des Wassers

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Nur mit einem Koffer und einem alten Waschesack im Gepack, bricht das polnische Madchen Kasienka mit ihrer Mutter nach England auf. Dort wollen sie den Vater suchen, der die Familie fur ein besseres Leben im Westen verlassen hat. Doch das neue Leben in Coventry gestaltet sich anders als geplant; Kasienka kampft mit Mobbing, mochte eigentlich so schnell wie moglich zuruck in die Heimat und muss doch Abend fur Abend gemeinsam mit ihrer Mutter den untergetauchten Vater suchen. Aber als sie ins Schwimmteam aufgenommen wird, fasst sie neuen Mut. Und dann ist da auch noch William, der nette Junge aus der Siebten ... Sarah Crossan erzhlt ihre moderne Einwanderer-Geschichte in griffiger, gebundener Sprache. Die knstlerische Umschlaggestaltung stammt von dem bekannten Illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In Grobritannien wurde das Buch (Originaltitel: The Weight Of Water) fr die bedeutende Carnegie Medal 2013 nominiert.

Resist: Breathe 2

Resist: Breathe 2

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Resistance to the Pod Leadership has come apart. The Grove has been destroyed but so has the Pod Minister. Quinn, Bea and Alina separately must embark on a perilous journey across the planet's dead landscape in search of the rumoured resistance base Sequoia. The welcome they receive at Sequoia is not what they expect, and soon they are facing a situation that seems as threatening as that of the Pod inhabitants. Meanwhile the former Pod Minister's son, Ronan, is beginning to have his doubts about the regime but as a member of an elite force he is sent out of the pod to hunt down the Grove's survivors. In a world in which the human race is adapting to survive with little air, the stakes are high. This action-packed sequel to Breathe is every bit as nail-biting and satisfying as its predecessor - visionary storytelling of the highest quality.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

Epic Firsts Teen Sampler

Epic Firsts Teen Sampler

First memory. First kiss. First love. First fight. First heartbreak. There's a first time for everything. Discover five first-time authors with sneak peeks of their debut novelsDon't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon, Breathe by Sarah Crossan, What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang, Through to You by Emily Hainsworth, and Defiance by C. J. Redwine.